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Bitfenix Prodigy Hard Drive Installation Help!

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May 26, 2014 4:56:08 PM

Hello everyone. I am trying to install a new 2TB Seagate Barracuda hard drive into my Bitfenix Prodigy build. Everywhere I see, people say that the tool-less hard drive installation that the hard drive bays come with are fairly easy to use. I find myself struggling with them. For my first hard drive that I have installed in my build, a WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD, it took me 30 minutes to and hour to get that hard drive into the bay with the tool-less design. Some explanation as to how you are supposed to put the hard drive into the bay would be very appreciated. I am not sure if I am doing it wrong or not, but I do know that I really do not want to wast an hour of my life trying to get this hard drive into the hard drive bay...

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May 26, 2014 5:07:46 PM

This is how I did it in my prodigy: I put the pins in one side then stretched the plastic tray over to the other side then put the pins in on that side.
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May 26, 2014 5:35:11 PM

Zaiderify said:
This is how I did it in my prodigy: I put the pins in one side then stretched the plastic tray over to the other side then put the pins in on that side.


I've tried that, but to do it this way, it feels like I would have to break the plastic to do it. And whenever I almost get it to stretch and fit, the pins will slip out of their rubber O-rings because of being pressed against the side of the hard drive. :/ 
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May 26, 2014 5:40:15 PM

Maybe try taking out the pins and putting them in after the drive is in the tray?
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May 26, 2014 5:41:50 PM

Zaiderify said:
Maybe try taking out the pins and putting them in after the drive is in the tray?


the pins have to go in one hold and then slide into the smaller one next to that hole which is over the threaded hole on the hard drive. So unfortunately, this method is pretty much impossible. :/ 
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May 26, 2014 5:45:42 PM

Mine went in easily first try ... don't know why it is causing so much trouble for you.
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May 26, 2014 5:46:24 PM

Zaiderify said:
This is how I did it in my prodigy: I put the pins in one side then stretched the plastic tray over to the other side then put the pins in on that side.


Haha! After about the 5th or so try, I got it without making the pin come out of its rubber o-ring! :D  Thanks for the help! ;) 
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May 26, 2014 5:47:27 PM

No problem! Have fun building!
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