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mojoman0
04-28-12, 08:58 PM
I'm having a hell of a time putting a seagate drive into a removable cooler master tray with rubber vibration dampeners. The metal plug in the dampener seems to only snap in where the screw would go a little bit. Is this normal? It doesn't make it far into the threads in the hd so when I try to get all 4 pegs in, they start slipping out of the rubber dampener. Am I missing something? HELP

This is what the tray looks like

http://www.cmstore-usa.com/3-5-hdd-tray-oem-package/

Roadhog
04-28-12, 10:33 PM
LOL seriously? Assemble the tray like it looks in your pic... Clip it around the hard drive... done...

mojoman0
04-28-12, 10:41 PM
its so rigid and tight that the rubber slips off of the metal inserts. Im wondering if the pegs are too large in diameter or something

Roadhog
04-28-12, 10:45 PM
its so rigid and tight that the rubber slips off of the metal inserts. Im wondering if the pegs are too large in diameter or something

Huh? You put the rubber around the metal pegs... Put the pegs in the tray and slide them into their locking position, then just flex the tray around the drive.

mojoman0
04-28-12, 11:15 PM
yea when i flex the tray around the the drive the pegs push into the side of the hard drive and end up pushing themselves out of the rubber. are the pegs supposed to fit all the way into the threading or just snap in a tiny bit?

Roadhog
04-28-12, 11:16 PM
yea when i flex the tray around the the drive the pegs push into the side of the hard drive and end up pushing themselves out of the rubber

Are you lining them up with the screw holes?

mojoman0
04-28-12, 11:20 PM
Are you lining them up with the screw holes?

yea but the holes are in the middle of the drive and its tight so they have to slide over the hard drive first which pushes them out of the rubber. it looks easy but its being a little bitch. Im wondering if the drive is wider than normal or if the pegs are too big for the threading. Ive never had an hd tray so i cant say from experience

Roadhog
04-28-12, 11:29 PM
yea but the holes are in the middle of the drive and its tight so they have to slide over the hard drive first which pushes them out of the rubber. it looks easy but its being a little bitch. Im wondering if the drive is wider than normal or if the pegs are too big for the threading. Ive never had an hd tray so i cant say from experience

Heh, Never had a problem with mine and I have the same ones in my case.

Did you see if the pegs fit in the holes?

It's literally this easy... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3q8lsgp07VI#t=88s

mojoman0
04-28-12, 11:31 PM
the pegs hardly fit in the holes. Just the tips of them snap a tiny bit in if i push really hard. its a brand new 1tb seagate 64mb. wow yea after watching that vid its nowhere near as easy as that.

Cylphid
04-29-12, 09:59 AM
the pegs hardly fit in the holes. Just the tips of them snap a tiny bit in if i push really hard. its a brand new 1tb seagate 64mb. wow yea after watching that vid its nowhere near as easy as that.

So the metal pegs do not just slide right in? It's possible the threads on the drive aren't machined cleanly. Try driving a screw into each hole, then try the pegs again. If the screw is super tight then the hole has burrs on the threads.

Yaboze
04-29-12, 11:09 AM
Try rotating the drive, front to back or upside down. I had a tray that forced me to mount the drive upside down once, it wouldn't line up any other way.

The tray was in a work PC, a Dell, of all things.

mojoman0
04-29-12, 12:24 PM
So the metal pegs do not just slide right in? It's possible the threads on the drive aren't machined cleanly. Try driving a screw into each hole, then try the pegs again. If the screw is super tight then the hole has burrs on the threads.

yea the pegs dont fit into the threads at all. they just snap like half a mm in if i push hard. This must be why its so tight. I spent about an hour and got the drive in with most of the rubber still around the pegs..i wonder if seagate changed screw diameter

Cylphid
04-29-12, 01:00 PM
yea the pegs dont fit into the threads at all. they just snap like half a mm in if i push hard. This must be why its so tight. I spent about an hour and got the drive in with most of the rubber still around the pegs..i wonder if seagate changed screw diameter

I had a notebook drive a while back I was wondering the same thing about. Don't remember the brand, but running a screw into each hole did the trick.

geez, I hope they don't start changing specs all of a sudden :lol:

mojoman0
04-29-12, 01:52 PM
ah maybe ill take it out and try that trick....it just took me so long to get it that far!

mojoman0
04-29-12, 06:43 PM
took the drive out and tried to correct the threads with a screw. the screws went in fine. The pegs still dont want to slide into the hole....how tight of a fit is it supposed to be? Should i be able to push the pegs in as far as i want? because I can't

edit: finally got it in right. Just had to push those pegs in and out really hard a few times and they went in farther. It prolly smashed the threads a bit but that doesn't really matter if I'm not using them anyways.

Bman212121
04-29-12, 07:08 PM
Those pegs shouldn't have to go in too far, but it does sound like they are being a bit stubborn. I've had to push on the tray a little bit after I clipped both sides on for a few drives. Mainly just put one side in first, then pry the other side and slide the drive down and in.

Cylphid
04-30-12, 08:10 AM
took the drive out and tried to correct the threads with a screw. the screws went in fine. The pegs still dont want to slide into the hole....how tight of a fit is it supposed to be? Should i be able to push the pegs in as far as i want? because I can't

edit: finally got it in right. Just had to push those pegs in and out really hard a few times and they went in farther. It prolly smashed the threads a bit but that doesn't really matter if I'm not using them anyways.

That sounds about like the issue I had with them - stubborn little bastids sometimes. I'd bet if you had to use screws at any point those threads would clean right up for you.

Glad you got it.

Vincentx77
05-01-12, 02:23 AM
its so rigid and tight that the rubber slips off of the metal inserts. Im wondering if the pegs are too large in diameter or something

I may get banned for this, but seriously, no one is going to take a "that's what she said" swipe at that? Seriously? ..sighs..

ICE2K
05-07-12, 04:53 AM
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj16/Cocolinaaaa/Big%20Smilies/thinking.gif HMMMMM took me 30 SECS to put the HD'S in the CORSAIR trays.....