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Mount a SSD on a PSU, bad idea?

Mike_Hawk 5,541 1,665 February 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Vibration of fan shouldn't be a problem correct? Its just the heat that might be the issue?

I'd be mounting it with double sided foam tape. I'll get a pic of my idea later tonight.

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Why would you want to do that?
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Vibration or magnetic field should not cause an issue with the SSD.

However, if you are looking for a crude way, why not just duck tape it to the inside walls of the case?
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Why would you want to do that?
HTPC case w/ limited drive bays that are already full.
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HTPC case w/ limited drive bays that are already full.
step 1: but larger capacity drives
step 2: consolidate old drives onto new larger drives.
step 3: mount ssd correctly.
step 4: dont worry about possible problems.

done.
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Yeah, there's the "right" way and then there's the "you're making the best of the situation with the resources you have" way.

I might have other mounting solutions, I'll need to investigate when I get home tonight Big Grin
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Vibration is no problem, heat is no problem (if you don't block any PSU vent holes), and the only thing I'd worry about is the SSD coming loose from the double-stick tape and shorting against something, and I've seen foam and solid double-stick tape come loose many times. At the very least, degrease the surfaces with alcohol. Can you also fasten it with a nylon wire tie or two, as the highly skilled Geek Squad "technicians" have done with hard drives?
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i used velcro-tape on my 1st SSD. worked beautifully.

idk about mounting it to a PSU though... sounds kinda ghetto.
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Would this thing be useful?

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Would this thing be useful?

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Nope, all bays are in-use already Frown
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Nope, all bays are in-use already Frown
You would be mounting the SSD to the bracket and the bracket to the PSU.

btw, what case are you using?
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don't use 2-sided foam/tape, as its harder to separate when you need to...

velcro works... we use the heavy duty "industrial strength" peel-and-stick stuff... clean target surfaces adequately before sticking it on..

the psu shouldn't affect the ssd any (if mounted to not block any airflow|vent holes), but i would still prefer to "stick" it to the inside of the *case* somewhere, not to the power supply itself... makes it easier to replace either psu or ssd down the road.
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i'd say zip ties. i hate sticky stuff. i actually have a 120mm fan ziptied to a 140mm fan opening.
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I went w/ the PSU mount, it's not any where near a fan or vent Big Grin

While I was in there I looked around and I have enough space to getto rig 2 more drives easily in this case Big Grin
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I don't understand why someone who can afford SSDs needs to ghettoize anything. laugh out loud
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