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I just bought a Samsung SSD 830 series for my desktop, but forget to buy a mount for it. Is it ok if I leave it connected, but not screwed in? Do I have to worry about short circuiting or any other dangers? The computer stays put in one place and is never touched nor moved around.

Thanks for your input...

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It shouldn't be conductive, but if it slides in to the wrong spot who knows what could happen, might block a fan or something. Also I suppose the metal clips on the SATA cables could be conductive and could cause a short. Then there's the potential for physical damage if the computer ever gets moved and the SSD falls on a board or component.

That being said mine has been floating around the case for a year with no damage (yet).

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living on the edge! –  ioSamurai Sep 11 '12 at 14:23
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I know this has been answered, but I have similar situation and here is my mounting solution.

Inside my computer case's right side (so under the mobo tray) i zip stripped mine to the cut outs in my 5 1/4 in bays. The case manufacturer for my case simply "Punch and push" tabs to hold the 5 1/4" accesories (DVD, fan controler and so on). I wove a few zip strips in these openings and clampped my SSD to them. The cover slides back on and now, no loose SSD in my case.

Just figured I would pass on a solution to a no brackets situation.

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That's one of the awesome things about SSD's: they can take a little abuse. With no moving parts and no significant heat, the only concern is physically securing the device. You could even duct tape it if need be. –  Tanner Sep 11 '12 at 14:50
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or velcro whould even do the trick. Some ssd cases my be conductive, aluminum. I don't like loose things in my case so the zip strips worked for me. –  Carl B Sep 11 '12 at 14:58
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