I want to mount my next hard drive on the outside of my case. I’m thinking of drilling 4 holes thru the right side of the case (the one that covers the back side of the motherboard) and then mount the hard drive flat to that. I’m thinking the sheet metal will act as a heat sink pretty well but I notice the mounting side of the hard drive does have all the circuit boards with some copper contacts exposed and I’m afraid contact with metal will short something out?
Some drives I have seem to have all such contact points “inset” a thirtyseconds of an inch from the outside edge of the drive but metal could flex to make contact and such air gap defeats the purpose of the heat sink?
All the other flat mountings I have seen are to removable disks or usb shells that are all plastic. I’m thinking there is a reason why!!
thanks. ((My case is full and there is no more room and I don’t like external usb)) //// bobbo.