Why are external HDD enclosures advertised as 3.5"

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Tue Feb 6 10:24:58 MST 2007

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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