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    Dell 7010 MT brackets?

    I was looking for a place to hang my 2.5" boot SSD and found 2 brackets behind the I/O display. However, it didn't seem a good fit with a standard 2.5/3.5 adapter. I looked and found that a Dell 2.5 adapter exists for the regular drive bays.

    I looked in the manuals & didn't find a word about these brackets. Any ideas?
    7010 MT case open side - brackets.jpg

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    A search for "ssd mounting brackets" brings up lots of cheap options.
    I've used a cable tie instead of brackets. SSDs don't weigh anything.

    cheers, Paul

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    But the brackets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    A search for "ssd mounting brackets" brings up lots of cheap options.
    I've used a cable tie instead of brackets. SSDs don't weigh anything.

    cheers, Paul
    Yeah, done that. It's bugging me what those brackets are for, tho...

    I have some metal adapters & will see how they work with the Dell 3.5" plastic caddy. I think Dell has a 2.5" plastic caddy that fits in the 3.5" caddy (in the spirit of no-tools), but I'd like some additional heat dissipation.


    Here's a PCI-slot solution:
    http://www.moddiy.com/products/PCI-S...-x-SSD%29.html

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    Kerry
    Last edited by klourash; 2016-03-02 at 13:32. Reason: additional info

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    Be creative. They have no moving parts and don't heat up much. Fit them however you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    Be creative. They have no moving parts and don't heat up much. Fit them however you can.
    In throwing out old parts such as fans for 80486 CPUs it came to me that maybe a finned heatsink from a junked computer could be fastened to the label side of an SSD to help dissipate heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    In throwing out old parts such as fans for 80486 CPUs it came to me that maybe a finned heatsink from a junked computer could be fastened to the label side of an SSD to help dissipate heat.
    I decided to install the SSD using a generic metal 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 metal adapter for a heat sink and a stock caddy. I did it, but it was a tussle, with different port location of SSD versus HD, power cable too short, data cables too long, marginal-dimensioned adapter, flimsy caddy. Might have been easier with the stock Dell 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 adapter, but it's plastic too, so no heat sink effect. I should have tried cable ties with generic adapter & saved time & money.

    Still don't know what the brackets are for. I've heard opinion they're for a non-std card reader, but no pic of it, it would have to incorporate/replace the I/O area.

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    You don't need a heatsink for the SSD, if you did they would come with one.

    cheers, Paul

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