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upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:24 am

starting building my first system today
using coolmaster 690 case
it has plastic sleeves for toolless hdd installation
but the only way i can get the hd into the sleeve is upside down with the sata ports not visible from inside the case, unable to hook them up.
im not an idiot they only fit one way
this is very strange.

if i find a case forum here im going to post this there also, i hope thats ok
thanks
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trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:26 am

starting building my first system today
using coolmaster 690 case
it has plastic sleeves for toolless hdd installation
but the only way i can get the hd (western digital) into the sleeve is upside down with the sata ports not visible from inside the case, unable to hook them up.
im not an idiot they only fit one way
this is very strange.
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:27 am

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Re: trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:01 am

There's nothing from the instructions that would indicate any trouble, so I would say, take the drive assembly apart and try again. Maybe there was something you missed (it's always the small, stupid stuff that gets by). Failing that, are you trying to use one of the "hidden" bays? That might be causing some weird trouble that the regular bays might not.
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Re: trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:45 am

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Does yours look like that?
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:56 am

This is an identical post to the other one I answered.
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:53 am

EDIT: Oh snap I was thinking something else >.> Yea these things go to the case section. You probably shouldn't make multiple threads even if you're copying the thread into the right section. Better to just make JAE move it :D
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Re: trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:51 am

computron
yes just like that
and, based on your picture, the left side, where the ports are, goes against the mobo side of the case
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:54 am

computron
yes i posted in two forums
i posted here first
then the cases forum
i mentioned this in my first post, i wasnt sure which forum would be better
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Re: trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:39 am

I haven't worked with the CoolerMaster 690, but from the pictures on their site it looks like you may need to use SATA cables that have a right-angle bend in the connector. Something like this. That should allow you to fit the SATA cable between the drive and the right-side panel of the case.

If your PSU's connectors are too large, you may also need a right-angle power adapter.

Thread the cables around from the right and hook them up with the drive only halfway inserted into the bay. After the cables are hooked up, slide the drive the rest of the way in.

This is a common issue with cases that mount the hard drives sideways.
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Re: trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:41 am

Haven't used the CM cases; however, with most cases, you can remove both side panels. Does removing the other side panel give you access to the drive connectionss?
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:52 am

Please do not make duplicate topics. Duplicate threads merged.

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Re: trouble installing hard drives

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:56 am

edh wrote:Haven't used the CM cases; however, with most cases, you can remove both side panels. Does removing the other side panel give you access to the drive connectionss?



It most certainly does! :) I have the same case and have them pointed towards th eback side of the case. You have to use 90 degree SATA cables though because I broke 2 the first time I put the panel back on. Its easier to do it the other way with the cables facing the outside of the case.
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:36 am

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i apologized twice for the cross post
i understand
just wasnt sure of the best place to post it
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:37 am

ok
i guess ill have to remove the other side

thank you
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:27 am

You can just edit your first post. No need to post twice in a row unless you're already working for Gerbil God status :wink:
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:30 am

feivel wrote:ok
i guess ill have to remove the other side

thank you

Can't you route the cables around the back of the drive cage and hook them up before you slide the drive all the way into the bay? That would eliminate the need to remove the other side panel.
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:22 pm

just brew it:
that was my backup plan
just wanted to be sure i wasnt doing something wrong in how i was orienting the hd

ended up taking off the side and using 90 degree sata connectors
worked just fine

thank you everyone!

so many little problems i was not expecting
only thing left to do is connect all those little casr leds and stuff.
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:27 pm

Building a computer can be pretty frustrating/annoying for a bit but once you get everything working it all pays off. Good luck with your new system.
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:17 pm

This little adventure deserves some pictures! :D
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:24 pm

just booted up
i was pretty sure i was not going to see a bios screen
even though i was very methodical and certain everything was connected properly, i just couldnt believe it would actually work.

well IT DID. :lol:

thanks to the many helpful people on this forum (and also the newegg forum)
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:29 pm

flying fox
im too burned out to take pictures now
besides i still have to load windows, drivers, install and transfer all my stuff from my current computer
but if i get a chance, maybe
are there directions here on how to post pictures?

btw
imgoing fom a pentium 4 with 1 gb sdram
to a quad core with 4 gb dual channel ddr2 ram
think ill notice an improvement? :lol:
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Re: upside down drive

Postposted on Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:11 pm

feivel wrote:flying fox
im too burned out to take pictures now
besides i still have to load windows, drivers, install and transfer all my stuff from my current computer
but if i get a chance, maybe
are there directions here on how to post pictures?
Use one of the free image hosting sites like photobucket or imageshack. Heck you could just upload a flickr album and point us to it.

feivel wrote:imgoing fom a pentium 4 with 1 gb sdram
to a quad core with 4 gb dual channel ddr2 ram
think ill notice an improvement? :lol:
I expect jaw-dropping improvement. :lol:
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