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    I have restored my SGI Octane functionally, but I need a tray to hold the drive steady. Will this one work?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAY-32889-...G/311348896872

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    doesn't look like it.

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    octane tray looks like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/172843885363

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    thanks. I have a box of sleds, I still need to work through them, hopefully one is a match, but it'd be pretty lucky and I don't expect to find one given most of my sleds are from non-SGI systems. So for now I am using the "two diskettes and a rubber-band method" at the moment. I removed the metal doors to the disks first. This works ok if all one has is a single drive on the bottom of the array because it can rest on the floor of the array.
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    IIRC, the sleds that work with the Octane were also used on the Origin 2K series, so they are pretty common and easy enough to find on ebay if you're not in a hurry.

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    Failing that it was not uncommon for people to use cardboard shims to make a drive fit.
    = Excellent space heater

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    A model for 3D printing exists: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2512810
    Warning: I have not tried to print it (I don't have an Octane) so I don't know if this model is usable or not.
    Torfinn

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