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Zalman hard drive mount screws

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by valve90210, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. valve90210

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006

    Posts: 3,980

    Hi All

    Just got myself a new hard drive but had forgotten I needed special screws to install the drive in my zalman z9 plus case.

    I know I had spares with the case but having recently moved I can't find them so I can't mount the drive. I've tried googling for them but not come up with anything. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
     
  2. honosuseri

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 22, 2010

    Posts: 6,468

    Location: Kent

    Yes I'm aware of the issue as I have the case too. You have rubber spacers to absorb the vibration and are used to slide the HDD into the drive cage.

    Not sure where you'd find spares other than contacting Zalman directly. One of our forum members (AndyMK3) actually removed the drive cage completely to fit a longer GPU. His solution to mounting the HDD was to use the ODD bay and wrap bungee cord around the HDD to suspend the drive. Low tech solution to your problem should you want to do it.
     
  3. valve90210

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006

    Posts: 3,980

    Hmmm, sounds a bit of a chore just for mounting a drive.

    My brother has the same case and is gonna try to find his spares until I can find mine. Just been through the spare room where the remaining unpacked boxes are but not found my box of bits. :(

    Will try zalman tomorrow though not hopeful.
     
  4. RussD

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 24, 2008

    Posts: 519

    Well I got a Zalman 9 with 4 hard drives a DVDReader and DVDRWriter and I used other screws to screw some of them in. Nothing special about them.
     
  5. valve90210

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 17, 2006

    Posts: 3,980

    The Z9 plus has special screws to use on the hard drives so they just slot into the drive bays, they have rubber washers to help isolate the drives.

    If I could just use normal screws I would have done so.
     
  6. jeffa123

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 30, 2004

    Posts: 584

    Location: UK

    I know the feeling mate. I have a Z11 Plus and I wanted to mount my SSD's but had to buy 3.5" adapter bays and mount them using the rubber anti vibration mounts. A bit of Advice though, if you are mounting SSD's I would advise using either bare screws or motherboard mounts. Remember the rear of the bay secures the drive in the bay.
    It annoys me because they only give you enough to mount 5 3.5 drives where there are 6 mountable ones in the case.
     
  7. jeffa123

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 30, 2004

    Posts: 584

    Location: UK

    If all else fails use Blu-tac. I have attempted to contact the Korean company and had all my E-mails returned. Their Email address is non-existent.
     
  8. marjonz

    Associate

    Joined: May 15, 2019

    Posts: 1

    I know this is an old thread, but in the hope of helping the next set of people that come across this:
    I emailed support.usa@zalmanusa.com, and they packaged the screws + bushings for me and have currently shipped the item to me (overseas from USA). They were more help than the Korean email address as mentioned. I just paid for the item, including shipping via Paypal.