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Anyone have a the RL-FS202B hot swap bay in their Silverstone Grandia GD06?

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Anyone have a the RL-FS202B hot swap bay in their Silverstone Grandia GD06?

Looking to pickup the RL-FS202B for one of the 3.5' hot swap bays that's already in my GD06 but not sure how well it would fit. Anyone that has the GD06 have any issues?


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I'd ask Silverstone. I've never been disappointed by one of their products and they seem like competent people, all in all. If they say it'll fit, I'm sure it will.
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I've never had a standard thing not fit in a standard thing.
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It's not a standard thing and it's not a standard thing.

It's a 3.5" hotswap bay with a hotswap backplane, and it's being replaced by a dual-SATA enclosure, which has 2 SATA ports, at least one of which is in a nonstandard place. So either the existing bay has a gap for the nonstandard port being added, or the existing backplane has to come out without enlarging the opening to non-standard sizes.
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redbag wrote:
Jan 30th, 2019 5:39 pm
It's not a standard thing and it's not a standard thing.

It's a 3.5" hotswap bay with a hotswap backplane, and it's being replaced by a dual-SATA enclosure, which has 2 SATA ports, at least one of which is in a nonstandard place. So either the existing bay has a gap for the nonstandard port being added, or the existing backplane has to come out without enlarging the opening to non-standard sizes.
Oh... I measured with my eyes wrong. I was looking at the 5.25" bay thinking it was 3.5 not the 2 hot swaps. The image I looked at didn't show that side of the case.

Here's the hot swap bay:
Image

Strangely, I think I was initially right.
Here's the dual:
Image

If you put an angled SATA in, you should be fine.

EDIT: On 2nd thought... maybe not. Hard drives don't usually fill full height of the front plate, so it might not fit unless you can remove the entire sled.
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Thanks everyone, I'll see if I can just pull the existing 3.5 bay(s), I was just hoping it would drop in with little modification since its a recommended peripheral when you look up the GD06 page.
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Confirmed from Silverstone support that the bay wil lfit. Side question, anyone know what the largest video card they added to these cases? The specs say 124mm max width but I dont see why anything thicker will work?
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124mm is 6 slots wide. Never mind wider, where are you finding a video card of that width?
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redbag wrote:
Feb 5th, 2019 3:03 pm
124mm is 6 slots wide. Never mind wider, where are you finding a video card of that width?
I agree that sounds a bit odd that an almost 5 inch space should handle any card no matter size but I've seen some crazy dimensions. This is the info:


https://www.silverstonetek.com/product. ... 93&area=en


Expansion card Compatible up to 11" (279mm) long, width restriction-4.92" (124mm)


Some example cards that show as having larger specs:

Sapphire Nitro

Form Factor
2.2 Slots Occupied
260 X 135 X 43 Dimension /mm

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