I have myself a Corsair Carbide 500R case and it has two removable HDD/SSD bays which can take up to three HDD's each.
HDD's fit into trays which have rubber grommets then they slide into the HDD bays. Whilst this is okay, it's not great and my old Western Digital GP 500Gb drives are giving me a bit of vibration/resonance hassle and since I only have three drives, I removed one cage to allow better airflow in my case for now.
In my old and venerable Coolermaster Centurion 590 I used flat trouser elastic to suspend my drives and it worked, to a degree but eventually failed.
Today i had a brainstorm. I have a dead drive, a spare HDD cage which usually fits 3 HDD/SSD's and some suspension material suitable for just testing if I have enough room (I used wool) and here is what I ended up with:
So, obviously I won't be suspension mounting a dead HDD in my system with wool but I thought this would give me a guideline as to how it might work and if it could work.
Now for my questions: Is my suspension idea viable inside this HDD cage? Could I fit 2 HDD's suspended and my SSD in one of the sliding racks (at the top in the first picture)? What would be the best kind of elastic for the operation? And before I go and look, is there a decent guide which would suggest the best way of threading the elastic for stabilities sake?
Many thanks SPCR. I hope that this adventure will help not only me but fellow Carbide 500R owners.