Bracket for 80mm SSDs available

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  1. Zitt

    Zitt New Member

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    All,
    Just wanted you to know that I have gotten my Udoo X86 to boot Windows 10 on an 256GB 80mm Transcend MTS800 SSD. I 3D printed a 60mm to 80mm bracket which allows the 80mm SDD to hang off the side by a few 10s of mm.

    If you are interested; I have put the 3D STL files on my blog for free download under the TAPR/NCL license. http://Pinball-Mods.com/blogs/?p=636

    Additionally; if you do not have a 3D printer; I've made the brackets available via Shapeways for as little as $4.40USD.

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  2. Daniel Hrynczenko

    Daniel Hrynczenko New Member

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    Nice, looks quite interesting for what I'm building, how many millimeters is it sticking out?
     
  3. Sjonno

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    Interesting! Did you make an electric connection to the board? I suspect (some) m.2 SSDs need a ground connection to the main board at the 80mm bolt.
     
  4. Zitt

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    0.6 inches or 15.24mm

    No; The M.2 connector provides all the grounding need. I didn't read every word on the wiki page for M.2; but would be VERY surprised if the spec required grounding via the screw. If you really want the bracket to provide grounding; you could order via Shapeways in a metal.
     
  5. NerdOfEpic

    NerdOfEpic New Member

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    Is there a reason for the zip tie in that picture? I assumed this would be an extender thing to screw into.

    UPDATE: Nevermind, just found mention of the zip tie on the blog page. It's just for holding WiFi antennas and is not actually part of the SSD mounting.
     
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  6. Zitt

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    Correct.
     
  7. Zitt

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    Interested in feedback on the bracket when you get it.
    I know the hole to the bracket doesn't have a thread; because you can't 3D print a fine thread like #4-40 without shapeways violations.
     
  8. NerdOfEpic

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    I got the 3D printed brackets from shapeways (they look good), and I ordered some 2280 SSDs (which were vastly cheaper and easier to get than 2260s, and came in in just a couple days), but I don't have my UDOO boards yet (mine were pre-orders because I missed the kickstarter).

    I'll happily let you know how the brackets work once everything is in and assembled, but actually I have a question. Did you mention somewhere what a good source for #4-40 screws is? In all my electronics related purchasing I've actually never tried to buy screws that small, so a recommended place to get them from would be vastly more useful than blind google searches. Thanks a bunch.
     
  9. Zitt

    Zitt New Member

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    NerdOfEpic,
    I apologize for my late response.
    I got my Polycarbonate screws #4-40 from McMaster.com... as I got them years ago for a case mod I never finished.
    You can also get some from Amazon.com for 7cent each.
     
  10. NerdOfEpic

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    My Udoo boards finally came in. I didn't order screws, but I found a few that worked well enough. (Thanks for the info either way though.) The screws I used are a little too long, but I'm not worried about a tiny bit of flexing on the Udoo poly case.

    Here are a couple of pics of my setup with a 256gb Plextor 2280 M.2 that was a fraction of the cost of anything in the 2260 size at similar capacity. Putting the Udoo together was a little bit of a pain, but the end result worked fantastically well. The washer is probably completely unnecessary, but I used it anyway just to offer a better grip.

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  11. samholton

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    Nice was just looking at m2 drives as well. So second confirmation that no electrical connection needed for screw. Nice, about to order a 2280 drive
     
  12. Zitt

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    Unlikely to help anyone; but Shapeways is doing a CyberMonday 10% off everything sale with Free shipping but the kicker is it has to be on orders over $25usd. These 80mm brackets aren't expensive enough unless you order one of the metal ones... but maybe you can find something else of interest on their site.

    NerdOfEpic, I hope you don't mind; but I stole your first picture for use on the product page on Shapeways as I don't have an acutal bracket printed by them. If you have issues with this; please let me know and I'll figure something else out.
     
  13. Yogesh

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    I got this printed for 100Rs(1.5$) from 3deometry( http://3deometry.com/ ) at Pune, India. I had to use screw driver to widen holes to fit screws that came with the board.
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  14. malaga

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    hello dear friends - great - all looks awesome.
    can i do this for the udoo Quad revision d too!?
    love to hear from you
     
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    hello dear Wlatervel
    many thanks for the quick reply - great to hear from you. Thanks for the hints regarding the NAS-Creation - and the ideas regarding the Server-Ideas.

    In this thread i like the cases - and the discussion about cases.

    Question: can some of the above mentioned cases be applied to the Udoo Quad too?!"
     
  17. Zitt

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    This thread is about using 80mm M2.SSDs with the 60mm M2 specified Udoo x86.
    It is not appropriate to discuss "cases" for the Quad in this thread.
     

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