SSD Tray Compatibility (Antec 1100 Case)

First, I would like to notify other user that I don't KNOW where to place this topic. So, I am sorry if I made a mistake...

Now, yesterday, I had a look at Antec Store - they stock Antec 1100 series case which is similar to P280 series. However, I do have a problem regarding SSD mounts.

1.] Why the **** does Antec have to limit user with 2 x SSD rack, which is located right at the top? From my perspective, there is no ventilation (air-current) just to keep SSD cool.

2.] Instead of using the top (which is crazy), I would rather mount it on 3.5" drive-bay. But, I don't know if this TRAY will fit if I include / attach the RAILS...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004X2XLX4/ref=s9_wish_gw_d0_g147_ir01?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1LL3RKWIOJDQ7&colid=VC8M2S8ZN9MU&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=0E27DRXV40RG4T5059T0&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128293&pf_rd_i=468294

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-Mounting-Bracket-Solid-Drives/dp/B002I8MUU0/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332518998&sr=8-1-fkmr1

P.S. does anybody have an Antec 1100 case? If you have one, could you please, please check? It's a little scary if I buy 6 x trays for 2.5inch drive / SSD.

Many thanks!
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  1. Hello,

    To answer your questions:

    1) SSD's run very cool - they barely need any ventiliation at all compared to HDD's.

    2) Why not just use the top as per my above mention?

    It would save you a lot of hassle.
  2. Chainzsaw said:
    Hello,

    To answer your questions:

    1) SSD's run very cool - they barely need any ventiliation at all compared to HDD's.

    2) Why not just use the top as per my above mention?

    It would save you a lot of hassle.


    You think they don't need ventilation? LOL I am running Kingston SSD V100 on my laptop while typing this post, and, the initial temp for my SSD is 50~55C. I even have a cooling pad just to keep other equipment from frying itself since I am not using normal laptop which most user have...
  3. The heat on your laptop is coming from the cpu, not the ssd.
    A ssd uses so little power that it barely gets warm and needs no cooling.

    If you want to mount in a 3.5" bay, use a 2.5 to 3.5" adapter. Many ssd's will come with one.
    Actually, you can just use duct tape to attach the ssd anywhere handy.
  4. laircouk said:
    You think they don't need ventilation? LOL I am running Kingston SSD V100 on my laptop while typing this post, and, the initial temp for my SSD is 50~55C. I even have a cooling pad just to keep other equipment from frying itself since I am not using normal laptop which most user have...


    Take the long route and buy yourself whatever adapters you were looking for. By the way your talking about a friggin laptop - you want to put the SSD(s) in a case - completely different stories.

    My SSD I used to have in my laptop never went above 25C. OCZ Vertex 2.

    Good luck.
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