I'm considering using an SSd for a boot drive like so many others. In shopping for them I've noticed that most don't come with any sort of mounting device or suggestions. I realize there are brackets available to mount them in standard 3.5 & 5.25 slots but that seems like a waste of space to me and I'm wondering what others have done. I suppose you can just hook up the cables and stuff the device in a vacant corner but that's not very elegant so how are you all doing this?
The odd thing about how I use this is that these are usually mounted in an external-facing bay, so that the drives can be easily inserted or removed. I have two of these for 3.5" drives, but I put the 2.5" drive rack in an internal bay because I don't want it to be easy to remove my boot drive by mistake!
I'm using the bracket and one of my 3.5" drive bays. If you're not using all your drive bays that's the thing to do. If you need the bay for something else later on you can always decide then what you want to do with the SSD.
You definitely don't want that metal case rattling around loose inside your system box where it could potentially short something out.
I was looking for a picture of my other 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, but I can't find it. I have a 2.5" Velociraptor, and it makes a lot of noise. It's in a bay adapter that used elastic bands to hold the drive suspended, not touching any metal. It looks strange as all get-out, but it did damp the noise.