I have an Antec 1200 case and I want to suspend 11 HDD's, all 3.5".
I have had a look through the various threads about suspension and what people have used. If you look at the inside of my case and the mounting options for elastic bands on cords, you will see from the images in the following link that thick cord is not possible without drilling holes - so bands would be better.http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/chassis/1 ... ed/?page=6
The only HDD suspension that I have ever done was some years ago with "StretchMagic" 1mm cord with a PATA laptop HDD, a very different proposition from my next project.
Here is the real question, what type of elastic band would you suggest, none of the bands that I look at on the internet say how much weight the band will hold, and how much they will stretch with X weight.
Is 1/4 inch (x2 bands per drive) enough.? Is there a particular brand to use.?
As far as knotting or tying is concerned, I am sure I can figure that out at the time. One thing I will be doing for sure is securing the drives so they cannot slip out front to back when I need to move the case.