Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by KANNIS, Jun 26, 2012.
Hahahaha I knew that was coming Gutter thoughts or Great minds think alike
I screwed mine onto the pci bracket, screws fit perfectly
Double-sided tape works wonders.
Im getting this case for new new setup.
Fractal Design Define R3 Black USB 3.0
It says it is SSD compatible so should be ok.
Quick question guys. If I install the OS on this SSD then later on buy 4 x 3TB HDD's can I do a RAID with those 4 drives? (the SSD will not be in the raid)
can you raid the 4x 3TB drives? sure can.
can the SSD not be a part of this raid? absolutely.
Thats the best way to do it even though some programs are not installed on your SSD they work quicker because there are certain files that are always accessed via C:drive
Just tape it to your case, they have no moving parts so there's no need for complicated mounting systems.
Beautiful....Now I can compile my new system together this weekend, then get the 4 hdds later on.
(Through Bios at boot up yeah?)
if your board supports raid then just go in the bios to configure it. if you are using a raid card. then you go into the raid cart setup. it will tell you what key combo to use to get into it.
I got a Lian Li 2.5" adaptor. Its a nice bit of kit but I don't remember paying $50 for it.
Ignore the old pic (discoloured tube), I just mounted my SSD to the side of a 5.25" bay. Have no 3.5" bays due to a radiator utilising that space. The bay converter bellow had two spots for 2.5" drives, but it would of put the power and sata cables in a stupid place, looked messy.
Holes lined up, 2 screws, done.
ssd too big?
try this one
a few companies made 3.5 ssds for a while but seem to have stopped
there is no need for even desktop hdds to be that big again
Yeah, I've got a 3.5" Vertex 2 SSD in my machine at the moment. When I bought it there was either option, and it was easier to mount in a hotswap bay in my case
I wonder if any motherboard manufacturers will put a slot on a motherboard to mount a mSATA SSD like a ram stick? Maybe like a SODIMM slot?
^^ This guy is obviously new to SSDs. He's in for a shock when he actually starts running stuff on it
Whenever I hear someone mention 3.5" SSDs the OCZ Colossus springs to mind. I reckon give it another 18-24 months and we'll start seeing huge capacity SSDs that will physically require a 3.5" package just to fit all the NAND chips in 4TB SSD anyone?
i am waiting for that really.
You don't need a 2.5 to 3.5" adapter.
The SSD will screw into the bottom of the HDD cages (if that makes sense) for the Fractal R3, I know because I have one as well.
You mean like this (it's in the middle of the board)? There are others as well, seems to be getting more popular on Z77 boards.