2.5 drives in 5.25 bay adapter

I remember reading a news post on some tech site recently about a high capacity storage server, based on a CM Stacker filled with 2.5 inch drives. The drives were placed in adapters which fitted in the 5.25 bays in front, each one holding multiple drives. I’m not sure how many. But I can’t find the article any more… anyone saw it or can find a link?

Reason I’m asking is I’m looking at refreshing all the PCs at home again, and storage remains a problem. I very much like the idea of using multiple 2.5 inch disks even if the up front cost will be higher than 3.5 inch drives. They are so much lower in noise and heat in comparison, and high performance isn’t a requirement. So an elegant way of fitting multiple 2.5 inch drives in a small space would be nice. Otherwise it is the old 2.5-3.5 adapters…

I think its was a custom build in reality… Hexus rings a bell
for where it might have been.

Not where i saw it, but pretty sure this is the one you refer to.

http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?p=1893521

It was posted at the bottom of this http://forums.teamphoenixrising.net/showthread.php?t=39419 thread.

Direct link http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2765

Thanks, the dailytech article is where I saw it first. Was just wondering what those enclosures they use were and after a google seems to be… http://www.rancho.com/Products.aspx?ID=69

top find there mackerel :nod:

interesting product

Hiya ! Just joined after reading this thread because I was also looking for a way to mount multiple 2.5 drives in a 3.5 or 5.25 bay.

'scuse me for bumping an old thread but,http://www.cygnage.com/store/industrial-computers-rugged-pcs/industrial-computer-accessories-pc-peripherals/storage-disk-drives-hdd-fdd-cd-dvd-flash/drive-mounting-frames-disk-mount-modules/HDDM_2500SB_4940.2.htm

and

http://www.cygnage.com/store/industrial-computers-rugged-pcs/industrial-computer-accessories-pc-peripherals/storage-disk-drives-hdd-fdd-cd-dvd-flash/drive-mounting-frames-disk-mount-modules/HDDM_4250S_5399.2.htm

Hope this helps !:tiphat: