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Default Re: OBT / BC1 mini

I have 3 'tricks' to share:

1. Power/Reset/Power light/HDD light buttons (as my mobo does not have onboard power/reset buttons)
2. USB 3.0 extension fixed on the side bracket screw hole
3. AData 3.5'' SSD enclosure (holding two SSDs)
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Default Re: OBT / BC1 mini

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I have 3 'tricks' to share:

1. Power/Reset/Power light/HDD light buttons (as my mobo does not have onboard power/reset buttons)
2. USB 3.0 extension fixed on the side bracket screw hole
3. AData 3.5'' SSD enclosure (holding two SSDs)
Do you have link to the enclosure and a suggested USB bracket ?
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Do you have link to the enclosure and a suggested USB bracket ?
For my SSD enclosure, I am using AData EX-91. It is SATA2 only as I got a few years ago for my two Intel X25-M G2 which are also SATA2.
However, similar but newer enclosures have become available now. Eg Icydock has several such products.
Link: 2.5" SSD/HDD Brackets_CONVERSION KITS_ICY DOCK manufacturer Removable enclosure, Screwless hard drive enclosure, SAS SATA Mobile Rack, DVR Surveillance Recording, Video Audio Editing, SATA portable hard drive enclosure

For the USB 3.0 cable extension, mine came from an Akasa AK-HDA-06BK SSD enclosure. I just removed the cable from that 3.5'' enclosure.

(Side note:- the benchtable does *NOT* allow two 3.5'' devices side by side. It can only fit one 3.5'' device and a 2.5'' SSD. For Version 2.0 (if it comes), I suggest the hanging slots be set slightly further apart from each other so that two 3.5'' devices can be installed.)

Akasa link: Akasa AK-HDA-06BK 2.5***034; SSD & HDD Adapter with Two USB 3.0 Ports

There are many other similar products which are cheaper.
Eg
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-...04.4.53.W1HqNF

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-...05.4.91.ufkOGW

You can simply unscrew and remove the connector from the front panel enclosure.

If you like a single cable (instead of two as in the above), the one below might fit. It is in blue and the cable looks shorter (beware).
https://www.i-tec-europe.eu/?t=3&v=272

And, if your motherboard allows, the product below might be more compact.
https://www.moddiy.com/products/Moth...onnectors.html

And if one can, one can order from Taobao (like Amazon or Newegg or ebay) from China for super cheap alternatives.
Eg
https://world.taobao.com/item/398692...3NroTGx#detail

https://world.taobao.com/item/146488...3NroTGx#detail

https://world.taobao.com/item/183646...3NroTGx#detail

These 3 cost about US$4 each, excluding shipping.
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Interesting Do you have picture of them mounted on the table ?

I do see how that could be hooked to it, but I don't see how it would look good unless there is a nice 3D printed box.
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Default Re: [Project] OpenBench Table Tricks

I am not sure what you meant. I do not have picture of them mounted on the table. I only have the Adata SSD enclosure.

Here is a better pic showing the SSD enclosure.
I have also rerouted the power/reset cable so that the HDD/Power lights now nicely take over the two PCIe rod screw holes.

One other thing that I noticed about the bench table is that it does not really support setting up the PSU with its fan facing down. Despite a few reviews mentioning that a PSU can be either positioned faceup or facedown, I note that there is only 1-1.5mm clearance between the PSU and my desk surface, making it impractical for a PSU to have its fan facing down. (My PSU has a standard height of 86mm).
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