Cutting ssd case in half?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by ejohnson, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. ejohnson

    ejohnson n00bie

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    I have a pair of 850 evo 500gb ssds in my ncase m1 (soon to be 4). The actual ssd inside the housing is less than half the size of the 2.5 inch drive.

    So I am thinking of taking the ssds to the chop saw (after removing the ssd from inside the case) and cutting them down to half the size. This could allow me to save a pretty decent amount of space in this already small case.

    Anyone else do something like this?

    Here is a video of someone shrinking down the ssd size to fit a very very small case.
     
  2. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I would just run it naked.
     
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  3. ejohnson

    ejohnson n00bie

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    I thought about doing that, but something about a green pcb just makes me not want to :)
     
  4. Nebulous

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    Won't it be inside the case? You won't even see it. Run it naked.
     
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  5. Private_Ops

    Private_Ops [H]ard|Gawd

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    Could get you some that orange tape you often see in electronics an cover any bare spots that might short.
     
  6. Marstg

    Marstg Limp Gawd

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    i am for running it naked as well.
     
  7. ejohnson

    ejohnson n00bie

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    I will give naked a shot, might have to make a stacker mount for it, but should be easy with some motherboard standoffs.
     
  8. Nebulous

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    Sounds good. Post pics!
     
  9. Dr.Diablo

    Dr.Diablo Limp Gawd

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    kapton tape the bits that would short and run naked
     
  10. daglesj

    daglesj 2[H]4U

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    Naked with copper heatsinks on the chips.