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Need another Gen8 drive caddy


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I've searched online to find/buy one but didn't find anything. Does anyone know where I can find one? I need it since I accidentally stripped one of the screw heads trying to remove a hard drive so its become a permanent caddy installation...

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I too would like to have one as a spare.  Sucks about the screw stripping.  Had it happened to me once when I was replacing the lock on my car so bought a screw removal kit.  Since this screw head is very small you can try using a small flat head screwdriver and gently apply force.  You may get lucky with it.  If you do manage to get it out you can get away with just using three screws instead of four.  It'll hold.

 

I did a quick search on the replacement caddy and seems nowhere to be found for this particular server.  I will keep looking.

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This one I bought at Home Depot some time ago:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Alden-8530P-Grabit-Damaged-Remover/dp/B000ETLK7O/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1396842315&sr=1-3&keywords=screw+extractor+set

 

It worked like a champ.  Took seconds to remove it.  Ticked me off because I spent over 2 hours trying to get it out using regular tools until I bought the extraction kit.

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This one I bought at Home Depot some time ago:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Alden-8530P-Grabit-Damaged-Remover/dp/B000ETLK7O/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1396842315&sr=1-3&keywords=screw+extractor+set

 

It worked like a champ.  Took seconds to remove it.  Ticked me off because I spent over 2 hours trying to get it out using regular tools until I bought the extraction kit.

That is a good set! Could you post the link to it under the Tools section in Deals? Thanks!

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7299-tools/page-2 

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Man, I can't believe I'm going to try one of these screw extractors but you guys talked me into it - thanks!! (I think...)

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It is very important that the drive stays very steady. 

I would recommend having someone hold the drive on a table, while you extract the screw.

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