Does anyone have a 3D-print template of HDD/SSD mounts for the Mac Pro's optical drive bay?

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  1. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

    PowerMac G4 MDD

    Jul 13, 2014
    At the intersection of Conch and Coral.
    There exist 3D-printable templates of actual HDD bay sleds and of those which have been modified to take SSDs...

    ...but, is there a template of an optical drive bay cage? I'd like to mount the SSD which I have in optical bay #2, and I'd like to retain the DVD drive in bay #1. If it's too much trouble, I could probably just put adhere it in there somehow—but, that's a last resort. Only reason I don't just let it dangle in there is because it tends to make a vibration noise when it contacts the metal.
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    Maybe this would work? Although, it would take the whole bay up.
  2. leekil macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2009
    That one looks like it requires three 5 1/4 bays on top of each other, which is not what the Mac Pro has. Or do you plan to modify the template?
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I use duct tape. Has done the job for several years. Rattle free!
  5. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    Yeah, my SSD is just sitting on top of the optical drive, not even fastened down. It's fine.
  6. R3k macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2011
    Sep 7, 2011
    Other World Computing still stock all those mounts / trays / adapters for putting SSD's/HDD's in the optical bays and SSDs' in the HDD bays. Though you're probably aware.
  7. eksu macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2017
    Speaking of 3D printing mounts, I was thinking of creating a 3D model for a generic PCI-E mount that slides into the support with the fan, so your graphics cards don't sag. Would there be interest in this?
  8. Zeke D macrumors 65816

    Zeke D

    Nov 18, 2011
    I'm always printing stuff for my cMP, so I'd be interested.

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