PS1/2 3d printed 3.5" HDD drive sled / carriage

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I've been selling a 3.5" to 2.5" drive spacer for the PS2 for a while now for those using smaller hard drives or solid state drives. However, I've had a couple requests to make a 3.5" drive sled. I wasn't even aware it was a thing, but the original network adapters had a steel sled that the hard drive would mount to. The tricky part is to make it out of plastic... So, here is my 5thish print. Its still may need a little massaging, but it seems to work pretty nice in my own testing on my PS2 fats that I have kicking around.

The sled has some nubs that snap into the hard drive screw holes. Since its plastic, I could not print it thin enough and also have it strong enough to include screws. However, it clips in nicely, and its pinched by the sides of the PS2 enclosure, so it holds quite nicely.

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It snaps right on to a 3.5" drive.

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Then, you can just slide the whole assembly into the back of the PS2 and the side tabs stop it from going in too far.

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I'll likely have these up for sale in the not too distant future. I'd love to hear your thoughts and if you're at all interested in this idea.
 
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You should try to find some Carbon/PLA to print with. It's a little more expensive and you must use a steel nozzle, but makes all your prints much stronger, and you can print those thinner pieces no problem. ABS is an option too, but it's tough to work with, needs a heated enclosure, and vented outside, but Carbon/PLA prints normal just like PLA. Nice job though. :grog:
 
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Thanks for the suggestion! Actually, I'm very happy with how it turned out. It really doesn't need to be stronger. Once it is inside the enclosure its all sandwiched together and it holds together really well. I wasn't sure about this simply because the original was metal, but the plastic is more than adequate for holding a HDD in place. You can literally shake the PS2 (I tried) and the HDD will not move at all.
 

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Some of you may have already noticed, but this item is now available for sale on ebay. I setup a listing for someone to get a prototype. He has since verified it worked very well for him. So, it is up and available for you all.

PS2 3.5" drive sled - ebay

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Am I missing something? I have a 2 TB HDD on a network adapter and I've never had issues with the drive going in too far, if anything the 3.5 I have is too big as it doesnt allow the network adapter to seat flush against the console or be screwed in (its an official adapter) so i have this weird slanted gap near the bottom of it. But it goes in enough that it connects and works.
 
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Am I missing something? I have a 2 TB HDD on a network adapter and I've never had issues with the drive going in too far, if anything the 3.5 I have is too big as it doesnt allow the network adapter to seat flush against the console or be screwed in (its an official adapter) so i have this weird slanted gap near the bottom of it. But it goes in enough that it connects and works.
The original accessory included a 40GB hard drive, network adapter and caddy/cage. They are pretty rare these days and everyone just slots the bare drive in, but you could see how over time it might cause strain on the ports if there is any wiggle room.

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I see what you're saying. Maybe this drive (barracuda) just has a slightly larger overall form as it fits in very nicely and as I stated is actually just a hair to long.
 

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Would it be possible to make trays that connected to the adapter keeping the hard drive and adapter as one unit? I have 2 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM008 drives and 2 sata ps2 hdd adapters. I would like to essentialy make it like a "hot swap" just pull the adapter and the hdd and swap another one in, but have the ports still tightly plugged into the hdd to reduce the chance of damage.
 

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It may be possible, but I'm not sure it would work that great. There just isn't that much room for material. But, if you get some people together who would be interested in that I will look into it.
 
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It may be possible, but I'm not sure it would work that great. There just isn't that much room for material. But, if you get some people together who would be interested in that I will look into it.
Ill ask some of my retro friends if anyone would be interested in something like that. Currently i was thinking of just cutting away the screw anchors in the console and putting a small nut or something for the adapter to screw into instead. Was just wondering if there might be a better way.
 

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Oh wow happy to see you finally made these for 3.5, this was what I was talking about way back when on the 3.5-2.5 post.
 
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Sorry, but I am not going to share the model or the printing files. I've been 3d printing stuff for about a decade now. I've shared files in the past I eventually find people selling my own product somewhere, even when they promise not to. This has happened multiple times over the years and so I just don't share files anymore.
 
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Sorry, but I am not going to share the model or the printing files. I've been 3d printing stuff for about a decade now. I've shared files in the past I eventually find people selling my own product somewhere, even when they promise not to. This has happened multiple times over the years and so I just don't share files anymore.
Ok. Thanks for replying.
 
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