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Solved: Mini Expansion Bays

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by case649, Jun 20, 2005.

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  1. case649

    case649 Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2005
    My case has these two expansion ports in front, hidden behind removable plastic covers. There's metal grating over it (as you should be able to see below) but it looks like that could be snapped off really easily with a pair of pliers.

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    So, my question is, what can I put in these expansion ports? It looks like Zip drives and front-mounted USB ports would be too large. The only thing I can think of would be extra floppy drives, and who needs that in this day in age?
  2. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    these would also fit hdd's. Which is really what they are designed for. You can get 3 1/2" cards to go in them as well, such as front mounted usb, sound card outputs, etc. which is why they have the removeable metal and plastic covers. Yes if you wanted to, you could put a floppy drive in there as well
  3. Arcadion


    Sep 1, 2004
    Those are intended mainly for floppy drives and zip drives, but will also take card readers (which are the same size).
  4. Drew7997


    Jun 6, 2005
    So to sum it all up. ANY front mounted 3.5" bay piece of hardware.
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