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Are there rails to attach to a standard 3.5 to 5.25 converter?  I can't find a way to secure the far side of the caddy.

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Are you sure you don't mean a 2.5" drive into a 3.5"?  The caddys are 3.5".  The only empty 5.25" spots are the upper bays.

 

We use these at work to put SSDs into Dell Optiplex desktops that didn't originally come with; they even fit in the plastic tool-free brackets Dell uses.  However, I can't guarantee that they would fit in the confines of one of the 3.5" HP bays.

 

http://www.amazon.com/SABRENT-Inches-Internal-Mounting-BK-HDDH/dp/B00G57BN1M

 

I believe most of us here are using a 4 x 2.5" bay IcyDock (either the ToughArmor or ExpressCage) enclosures in one of the 5.25" drives in the top.

 

A 4 x 2.5" model:

http://www.amazon.com/ExpressCage-MB324SP-B-Mobile-Tool-less-installation/dp/B00V5JHOXQ/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459293088&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=icydock+expresscage

 

A 2 x 2.5", 1 x 3.5" if you really do intend to put a 3.5" in a 5.25" bay:

http://www.amazon.com/DOCK-ExpressCage-MB322SP-B-Mobile-Device/dp/B00UZULAOA/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1459293088&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=icydock+expresscage

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Are there rails to attach to a standard 3.5 to 5.25 converter?  I can't find a way to secure the far side of the caddy.

 

Do you mean this? Metal 3.5” to 5.25” Drive Adapter Brackets http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811993004&Tpk=N82E16811993004

 

Pictured in  http://homeservershow.com/setting-up-my-four-5tb-hdds.html   

 

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Yes, Joe, your picture was what I had in mind.  how do those attach to the body of the case?  I have a set of that kind of two-piece adapter and a solid aluminum adapter from Orico.  Any DIY case I have bought has had little plastic rails that attach to the outside of the adapter/drive to slide into the tool-less bay, but my ML10 had no such rails in the package.

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Yes, Joe, your picture was what I had in mind.  how do those attach to the body of the case?  I have a set of that kind of two-piece adapter and a solid aluminum adapter from Orico.  Any DIY case I have bought has had little plastic rails that attach to the outside of the adapter/drive to slide into the tool-less bay, but my ML10 had no such rails in the package.

 

 

on the front of the chassis there should be 8 screws, put 2 screws in the upper holes in each side of the adaptor and then slide the adaptor into the case slots. They will then latch in place.

 

(If you look at Joe's picture above you can see the holes the 8 screws were in below the drive bays.)

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