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

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    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. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2936929
     
  2. leekil macrumors member

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    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?
     
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  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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