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    Default Drive rails for an AT case

    I recently acquired most of an AT PC from a Goodwill of all places, but it didn't come with any drives and unfortunately it needs drive rails. Judging by the picture I took of the channels the rails rest in, they seem to be the exact same size as those used by the IBM AT.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzJRoQsWkAAZgSn.jpg

    I need two sets of rails as I plan to install a CD drive and a 5.25 floppy drive. Does anyone have rails or know where I can get them?

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    I have AT drive rails, but those look wider. Why not measure the width?

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    Is that an Enlight AT case? If so then those metal rails are easy to find on ebay. Do you have a shot showing the full exterior of the case with the bezel on?
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    I couldn't find any branding on the case (or the motherboard, oddly enough)

    Here's a front shot showing the bezel:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy_IpdJUcAA4pTw.jpg

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    I have that exact case with a 486 inside of it. It is either an enlight or a clone of it (purchased at a traveling computer show in the 90's).

    What you need is something like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Enlight-dri...r/263321112467

    P-N-52080123-Enlight-disk-drive-mounting-rails.jpg
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    Thank you! That helps a lot.

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    Toshiba used those cases for its Infinia desktop line. I rather like the convenience of the slide-out rails.

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    Those rails are fine as long as the case has not warped at all. And if you need to find old rails those are probably the easiest to locate. I went through some fun finding newer plastic rails for a gamer case a few years back that were no longer being made. I think I have a shoebox full of green DELL rails.
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    I have a huge box of these.

    PM me, I'll send some for the cost of postage.

    DriveRails.jpg

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