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I'm wondering if anyone knows of a product like this but that is physically mountable internally rather than on a cable?

I'm planning on building a super low profile "gateway" pc that is dedicated to handling internet traffic in my home. I have a great 1U rackmountable chassis for an ITX motherboard, but I need the hard drive real estate for the additional NIC required to run a gateway (one onboard and one PCI).

So the plan is to use a small 8GB USB Jump Drive for the OS inside the box (as to not have one hanging out the back. And although it's racked, I still don't want the jump drive flopping around internally, so I want it fixed somehow. I have an alternative idea where by I use a flush mount zap strap saddle and a zip tie to hold it in place, but that seems kind of like a hack.

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Take a look at FrontX's product line. They make a modular bezel system to fit a custom variety of ports into a case's open 5.25" or 3.5" bays.

  • Something like this might be easier for you to mount than the cable you link to (ignore the "occupies half a bay" in the graphic):

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  • They also have a line of internal panel-mount adapters -- these are basically like the above, minus the bezel that fits it into their modular panel system:

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I've never ordered from them or tried their products; I only know about them due to their website, which provides a handy USB pinout reference for a variety of motherboard headers.

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  • undoubtedly there are other manufacturers and stores that provide products like this; take this as a "this might fit your needs" post rather than a "buy from these guys they're awesome" post. :) Commented Apr 8, 2010 at 5:18
  • Thanks for that... That second image looks like it might fits my needs. Commented Apr 8, 2010 at 14:41

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