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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 4: Installing The Mainboard In The Case
      9  Examining the Drive Cages

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5.25” Drive Cage

Some cases will also have removable cages for 5.25" drives, such as CD-RW drives. Working with a 5.25" cage is usually the same as working with a 3.5" cage. Either the 5.25" drives will be attached to the cage with screws or sometimes rails will be attached to the drive and then the rails slide into place in the cage. If rails come with your case, just attach the rails to the drive and insert the drive. Be sure the rails aren’t upside down or backward.

This particular case doesn’t use a 5.25" removable cage. And, it doesn’t have removable rails which are attached to the sides of the drives. Rather, for each drive bay, it has levers that pull out. Then the drive is placed into its bay and pushed into place, and the levers are closed to engage the drive and hold it in place (Figure 51). This design doesn’t even require a screwdriver.


Figure 51: 5.25” Drive Levers

This case has little levers that pull out. Then, the 5.25” device is inserted. Then, the lever is closed to secure the drive. Your PC case will have its own method of securing 5.25” drives to it.

 



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