3D Printed Tools

Drive rack for three hard drives

pc rack mount

There’s Moore’s Law. And there’s the unwritten law of storage capacity: You never have enough drive space in your computer. Especially when it comes to working with video, big hard drives are a must. But what happens if your internal rack is already filled to capacity? Surely you don’t want to buy another expensive external drive. So what about those old drives, which could easily work as a RAID backup system and solve your storage problems?

HDD hard drive rack for 3 disks (left side) (image courtesy of i.materialise.com)
You can mount up to three disks in the rack (Source: i.Materialise)

Enter Cornelis Philippi’s solution: An extra HDD hard drive rack for your PC. The easy to use 3D printed hard disk rack can be easilyremoved, making it possible to switch drives within minutes. It fits into small cases and comes with heat-cooling holes, (91.5mm) that allow for a 100 mm fan to be mounted. The rack is pretty sturdy, printed on Polyamide natural white material with the following dimensions; 102.00 x 127.00 x 12.00 mm/ 4.016 x 5.000 x 0.472 inch.

An easy solution to a common storage solution problem (source: i.Materialise)
An easy solution to a common storage solution problem (source: i.Materialise)
HDD hard drive rack for 3 disks (left side) (image courtesy of i.materialise.com)
You can place the rack inside any standard PC  (source: i.Materialise)

It is important to note that this article showcases only the left side of the 3D HDD rack, and like a pair of sneakers you surely want both of them. The current price per side is $20.

Buy it at i.Materialise!