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How many 5.25, 3.5 and 2.5 Bays do I need?

sebbie88

73 months ago

I have 1 1TB Harddrive, 1 SSD drive, 1 BD/DVD-Rom, 1 Power supply.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

One 3.5, One 2.5*, and one 5.25. You don't need to mount the SSD in a bay, you can attach it to the back of the motherboard area on some cases.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

? Power supply does not take a bay.

Note that a number of modern computer cases has bays that can hold 2.5" or 3.5" drive.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

most drives are mounted in an internal 3.5 bay. In your case, the HDD and SSD should be able to go into 1 each, but if you're pressed for space, you can attach it to another area like @kiyoshi_ said. The ODD goes in a 5.25 external bay and psus don't take up a drive bay

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everyone, my case had way more bays than I needed (I actually ended up taking out the middle cage for better airflow and looks) and my SSD had screw holes to fit into one of the 3.5 bays.

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