The Seagate and WD have identical locations \]for the mounting screws. If you got a Seagate out, the WD should have just gone right in. Do you still have the Seagate? Would you post the model number, please? I've got an owned 24-200 and I'm sure the time will come that I want to stick it's 2TB EVDS in it. Now it's in a docking station. I'm really curious about what you found.
You are correct, they both have the same mounting holes but there width is different. The Seagate is thinner drive. The hd cage inside the HR24-200 is thin, so while the thinner seagate drive drops all the way down in the cage (allowing screws to line up), a normal drive doesn't go far enough down in the cage to allow the screws to line up. I tried to turn the drive upside down so that the holes would line up, but then the drive was sticking to far out of the cage, thus hitting the main board. I didn't take any pictures and it is kind of hard to describe what I am talking about. If you look at the thread here
, look at the picture with the mainboard and drive cage, you can see that if the drive is too thick it will hit against the top of the cage not allowing the mounting screws to line up. That being said, I was able to drill out holes below the previous holes on the mounting cage (there was barely enough room to do this, and I mean barely), thus allowing the hard drive to fit in the cage and screw in. The other option might have been to use the top screws on the hard drive and drill holes through the top of the cage (around where the acoustic foam is on the 24-200).
The Seagate model in the HR24-200 was a Pipeline hd.2 500 GB drive. The model I replaced it with was a WD15EADS. (1.5TB)
Ok, this is what I did. With two clips facing away from me, I pulled back on the first clip pulling it towards me (away from the forward panel. I then placed a butter knife between the clip and the front panel frame. I then repeated this with the second, so both clips are now loose from the assembly. I tried lifting up anywhere that I could get a screwdriver in place, but nothing budged. In fact it looked like I was about to bend the metal. I checked, and both clips were still free. What am I doing wrong?
I used the credit cards to push in the side latches. Just pulled apart the sides enough to get a credit card in then shoved a credit card down where the latches where. The credit card was used for the side latches. For the front latches I used a small flat head and pushed them back. The front latches you can see clearly through the bottom grate, the side ones are harder to see, but shoving a credit card down there a. seemed to push the latches back, and b. reduced the chances of scratching like a butter knife could.
Edited by CBMC, 24 September 2010 - 04:08 PM.