Why are external HDD enclosures advertised as 3.5"

Brian Hawkins brianhks at activeclickweb.com
Tue Feb 6 10:37:41 MST 2007


I mean the distance between the screws on the bottom of the drive.  The 
width between the screws is probably pretty close to 3.5"

Brian

Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> Brian Hawkins wrote:
>   
>> My guess is that it refers to the width of the mounting screws.
>>
>> Brian
>>     
>
>
> Interesting idea, but...
>
> There are 3 screw positions:
>
> ( )             ( )     ( )
> BACK                  FRONT
>
> >From the first to the second is about 2.5".  From the second to the
> third is about 1.5" and from the first to the last is 4".  Usually only
> the front two are used.
>
>
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