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May 23, 2012 12:27:34 PM

With Lian Li PC-9F case, how would add a 2.5" SSD drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b G Storage
May 23, 2012 1:11:57 PM

Here's another good one if you don't want to use one of your drive bays facing the front of the case (all internal):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you'd rather have metal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 26, 2012 11:44:54 AM

The problem is that this Lian Li case does not have standard bays.
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a b G Storage
May 27, 2012 12:10:05 PM

ratsa said:
The problem is that this Lian Li case does not have standard bays.

The description says it has 6 3.5" and 3 5.25" bays. This seems standard? Is there something errant about the description?

The options I've listed will work with one or the other.
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May 27, 2012 12:19:30 PM

ubercake said:
The description says it has 6 3.5" and 3 5.25" bays. This seems standard? Is there something errant about the description?

The options I've listed will work with one or the other.


The 3.5" bays don't have slots for screws. The way they work is you put four special screws on the hard drive itself then slide hard drive into the bay. So the adapter needs to have screw holes on the side just like a 3.5" hard drive.
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a b G Storage
May 27, 2012 12:20:51 PM

They do.
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May 31, 2012 9:12:31 PM

I couldn't tell whether the ICY DOCK MB990SP-B Dual Bay 2.5" to 3.5" SATA/IDE SSD & Hard Drive Bracket / Adapter has screws on the side like a hard drive.
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a b G Storage
June 1, 2012 11:45:02 AM

If you want to put the 2.5" drive in the 5.25" bay you use the one adapter I listed, if you want to put the drive in a 3.5" bay you use the other.

There is nothing non-standard about the drive bays on that case.

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a c 303 G Storage
June 2, 2012 1:05:09 AM

I have two Lian Li cases at home - one for me and one for my wife. Both cases have drive bays like yours. I have not experienced any problems using drive bay adapters. All you need to decide is whether you want to install the new ssd in a 5.25 inch drive bay or a 3.5 inch drive bay.

There is an International standard for drive bay dimensions and mounting schemes. That was developed to avoid installation problems. Mounting screws can vary by type of device but installation should not be a problem. Some cases also have drive bays that do not require any screws at all. For example the top two 5.25 inch drive bays in my Lian Li case don't use screws. I just slid an optical drive in and snapped a plastic retainer in place.
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June 2, 2012 6:58:57 AM

double sided tape :D  im not kidding it works... and if you have limited space it can really save you some time
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June 25, 2012 12:29:38 PM

Best answer selected by ratsa.
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June 25, 2012 12:31:07 PM

I ended up getting the cheap plastic one from Bytecc. It does the job, but the screws are difficult to attach and don't total secure the drive in place. Also, it's designed for just one SSD, though you could use it for two if you really want.
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