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Formulator
May 30th, 2017, 06:55 PM
I was fortunate to find this appropriate 3.5" faceplate for a CompuAdd 810 system. I also know the drive it fits too as well, but I am curious as to what the drive mounting hardware originally looked like. Just like with 5.25" adapters, the drive must be raised about 3/8" to align with the faceplate.

http://i.imgur.com/MSAe6Cg.jpg

Chuck(G)
May 30th, 2017, 08:10 PM
Are you sure this wasn't built for a half-height 3.5"? Most "regular" 3.5" drives are one-third height.

I've got a Teac FD235HF that's half-height, for example. It looks as if it'd fit this faceplate perfectly.

Formulator
May 30th, 2017, 08:38 PM
Are you sure this wasn't built for a half-height 3.5"?

I'm just not sure. The original drive was a Newtronics/Mitsumi D359, and it looks like it will still attach via the bottom screw, it looks like the only difference is the outer cage, but the internals are still 1/3" height. I suppose I could just fashion a solution using spacers, or something of the like.
http://i.imgur.com/HmjIDTf.jpg