Noob question about external 3.5" Drive Bays Tags: Power Supplies HD Hard Drives Components Product Last response: January 25, 2007 12:56 AM in Components Share Norbster January 25, 2007 12:47:34 AM Is it possible to mount internal hard drives to external 3.5" drive bays? Or does it depend of the case? I am looking to buy a Thermaltake VD3000SNA, but I don't like the internal 3.5" drive bay cage. Since I only plan to use one HD I would like to remove the cage (for better airflow) and mount my HD to one of the external 3.5" drive bays. Is this possible or am I stuck with the cage? More about : noob question external drive bays waylander January 25, 2007 12:51:23 AM You can stick it where ever you want, if you aren't going to use a floppy then go ahead and use that top spot, there are also conversion kits to fit the 3.5" hdd into a 5.25" drive bay. Norbster January 25, 2007 12:56:16 AM I figured it would be ok, I just wanted to make sure that 3.5" external bays have their screw holes in the right spots for a hard drive. I didn't want to come across any surprises after buying the case. Thanks for the speedy reply. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Question about external 3.5" floppy drives Forum SolvedQuestion about my case's drive bays Forum SolvedCan you fit a 5.25 fan controller in two 3.5 drive bays? Forum SolvedWhat is the component that is installed in an external and internal drive bays? Forum Solved4 Bay Icy Dock External Enclosure for 3.5" 3 TB Drives Forum SolvedDo desktop external drive bays cases exist? Forum Solved3.5" drive bay adapter question Forum SolvedQuestion about Seagate External Drive - Partitions question Forum sorry for another noob question...about GA-P35-DS3P Forum How To Mount 2.5 drive into 3.5 inch bays ? Forum Noob to dual drives, question about installing Forum Installing 3x3.5 hubs in 2x5.25 drive bays Forum Solvedwhat is an interal 3.5 bay and an external 5.25 bay Forum question about putting my hard drive in my 5.25 bay's Forum Antec 900, no external 3.5" bays Forum Question About Recovering Data from External Hard Drive Forum Mini-Itx Case suggestion (Lots of 3.5" hard drive bays)? Forum The external 3.5 bays : any ideas ? Forum SolvedHave Questions About External Hard drives Forum Question about external portable drive speeds (rpm, usb vs thunderbolt) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !