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WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:08 pm
by MRAtari
am looking for the IDE bracket in a falcon used or new i don't mind, i don't want to make any contraption! that will do, i just want the original part

failing that does anyone have a drawing for 1 of these (if it ever existsed) as i may well get some made up

don't want to pay best electronics prices plus customs tax for a piece of bent metal :evil:

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:31 pm
by MRAtari
still looking...

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:27 pm
by joska
I bought two of these last year. I can't remember from where - it was either Best or B & C...

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:22 am
by alexh
You should know that they do not secure modern 2.5" PATA hard drives. The screw holes do not align so you have to hold them in place with something like an elastic band.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:19 am
by wongck
My HDD, when I was using the bracket, just sits on it. As I don't move the Falc around much, there was no problems.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:29 pm
by Chandler
alexh wrote:You should know that they do not secure modern 2.5" PATA hard drives. The screw holes do not align so you have to hold them in place with something like an elastic band.


well all you gotta do is drill some new holes, a rubber band is silly as that will rot in time and the drive could move and....... :o

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:35 am
by wongck
Chandler wrote:
alexh wrote:You should know that they do not secure modern 2.5" PATA hard drives. The screw holes do not align so you have to hold them in place with something like an elastic band.


well all you gotta do is drill some new holes, a rubber band is silly as that will rot in time and the drive could move and....... :o


Then not sure why you wanted only original ones... an then you mutilate it. :roll:
or do you mean drill new holes on the HDD ?

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:55 pm
by alexh
Chandler wrote:well all you gotta do is drill some new holes

Drill screw holes in the sides of a 2.5" HDD without breaking it? Now who's being silly?

You meant drill new holes in the bracket? Unfortuantely you cannot.

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The place where you would need to drill (for them to line up with a modern HDD screw holes at either end of the drive) there is no metal. You cannot shift the drive forward or backwards in the bracket or either the HDD cable doesn't fit or it doesn't fit against the rear of the falcon case.

I admit that cable-ties are probably better than an elastic band. Whatever you use, make sure you don't cover the HDD exhaust hole(s).

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:50 pm
by wongck
As silly as paying for original parts and then making it into a one-of-a-kind part by modding it.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:56 pm
by wongck
OK, so I let you guys on a big secret 8O on my Falc HDD not falling or not slipping off and no drilling of holes nor rubber bands nor cable tie.
I just used friction !! :lol:
Bend one of the sides inwards slightly enough just to grip the HDD against the other side.

OK... so it slight off form but not mangled nor mutilated. :mrgreen:

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:10 pm
by joska
alexh wrote:I admit that cable-ties are probably better than an elastic band. Whatever you use, make sure you don't cover the HDD exhaust hole(s).


I just used two holes. Problem solved. Worked in both my Falcons.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:55 pm
by alexh
Interesting. If that would have worked then I would have done that.

Did you have the metal sheild removed?

From memory :

If I aligned the rear hard drive screw holes with the rear two holes on the bracket the HDD came too far forward and the HDD & cable fouled the metal sheild.

If I aligned the front hard drive screw holes with the front two holes on the bracket the HDD protrudes over the rear of the falcon case and you cannot fit the sheild or the lid.

I'll get the Falcon out later, try again and take a pic or two.

I like Wong's fix... that will work... pliers out time.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:57 pm
by Chandler
all you gotta do is drill 2 holes in the BRACKET at the end there is none (you know like where you need them!)

if you are actually able to use a drill and measuring equipemnt like a ruler and pencil for example :roll: then you can do this neatly, then at the other end of bracket you can use a piece of foam or similar between the drive and bracket so it doesn't "flopp" down

maybe sometime i'll take a pick so you can see (and learn)

anyone suggesting drilling holes into any HD is plain stupid

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:38 pm
by joska
alexh wrote:Interesting. If that would have worked then I would have done that.

Did you have the metal sheild removed?


Yes, both my Falcons have accelerators which requires a modified or removed top metal shield. So that's probably why it worked for me.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:42 pm
by Dal
I'd drill through the base of the bracket and mount the drive using the screw holes in the base of the drive (rather than mounting the sides).

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:03 pm
by Chandler
Dal wrote:I'd drill through the base of the bracket and mount the drive using the screw holes in the base of the drive (rather than mounting the sides).


yep that's another way

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:20 am
by wongck
All I have is a Borsch hand drill but no work bench with clamps.
So imposisble for me to drill holes into the bracket.
So a simple solution is needed, so I just bend the metal sides abit.
And they are tough metal, so it does take some doing.

Re: WANTED: Falcon IDE HD bracket or drawing?!

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:46 pm
by Brume
Hi all,
I need a bracket for my Falcon, but Best Electronics sold the very last one last week.
Bad luck.
Any idea where I could buy one? Or something similar that fits in the Falcon case?
Thanks in advance guys :)