I have just added a new additional internal hard drive to my Dell Inspiron 560s system. The only place left to mount it was in an open 5.25" bay below the CD-ROM drive. I found an adapter on amazon which allows you to mount a 3.5" drive in a 5.25" bay and it fit my drive quite well. The only problem is that it is not a snap-in type mount with spring loading on the sides as some hard drive mounts are. It has to be screwed into each side of the chassis. I have the left side of the bracket screwed firmly into the side of the chassis but the right side of the chassis is riveted to the computer case and cannot be removed to allow me to access the right side of the bracket and screw it into the other side of the chassis.
This means that one side of the drive bracket is mounted solidly and securely but the other side of the bracket is just resting on the chassis shelf by gravity only and without any firm mounting. I am wondering if this arrangement is going to cause me any operational problems since one side of the mount could conceivably “bounce” from any kind of vibration and make varying degrees of contact with the chassis (and which may in turn cause strange, intermittent types of electrical problems).
Will this arrangement cause me any problems or will the solid mounting
on one side of the bracket be adequate?