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Fitting a card reader and a 2.5" SSD in a 3.5" bay?

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March 21, 2012 10:08:52 PM

I'm building a Shuttle PC and have a 3.5" front facing bay that I would like to use to house a memory card reader but still have to find somewhere to put a 2.5" SSD. Given the size of the SSD I wondered whether it would be possible to use the bay for both purposes. I actually found this adapter which gives a mounting for two 2.5" drives and front facing USB ports in a 3.5" bay:
http://www.akasa.co.uk/update.php?tpl=product/product.d...

Does anyone know if there's something similar which would give card reader functionality instead of USB ports? I'm particularly interested in the ability to read Compact Flash cards...

Thanks
a b B Homebuilt system
March 21, 2012 11:02:28 PM

geojay said:
I'm building a Shuttle PC and have a 3.5" front facing bay that I would like to use to house a memory card reader but still have to find somewhere to put a 2.5" SSD. Given the size of the SSD I wondered whether it would be possible to use the bay for both purposes. I actually found this adapter which gives a mounting for two 2.5" drives and front facing USB ports in a 3.5" bay:
http://www.akasa.co.uk/update.php?tpl=product/product.d...

Does anyone know if there's something similar which would give card reader functionality instead of USB ports? I'm particularly interested in the ability to read Compact Flash cards...

Thanks

If your handy you might consider what this "builder" did:
http://waypastwarranty.tumblr.com/post/17849176977/trin...
the problem being of course that all pre-built readers take up the whole slot. This was this persons solution. Hope it helps. :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
March 21, 2012 11:43:22 PM

With SSD's being so light(and not having vibration problems) and also having screw holes on the bottom, you may be able to mount in on the back on that reader(or any similar) that Scout listed. Just a drill and 2 holes to the rescue.

Hell my SSD is attached to another SSD with metal strapping. Did the same with hard drives.
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