are caddies universal?

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cstv
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recently bought some hard drive caddies at work - they work a treat, but a think we'll be wanting more pretty soon. if i couldn't get hold of the exact same one again would another make be compatible?

tia,
mark.

Alan Craven
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Not necessarily, there are a number of different patterns, but there is some standardisation - RH600 and RH42 are two such standards, I think. Maplin stock a variety of designs - in some cases you can buy just the tray. Might be worth taking one of yours along to see if they have anything which matches.

[This message has been edited by Alan Craven (edited 20 July 2003).]

g3vbl
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Reminiscent of a question on an Oxford "Litterae Humaniores" paper:

Is butter a universal?

Chris

cstv
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cheers Alan, RH600 rings a bell so i think i may be in luck!

does anyone know what lian-li means? i've seen it on sales literature for various caddies; is it just a popular manufacturer?

Chris... i'm just confused... of course butter is a universal! everyone knows that!

mark.

Alan Craven
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Lian-Li manufacture high quality alloy cases and, conveniently, caddies! They do a RH600 caddy, which Maplin stock (Part No ZZ89W) and also spare trays (part no ZU00A). The snag is the cost: caddies are £49.99 and trays are £34.99. Like I said high quality, and High price.

I think I have seen some cheaper RH600 caddies on the Maplin catalogue.

rongrover
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Mark,I have the mentor Aluminum Mobile Rack and intend to use at least 2 of these. My Son uses these alot and they all certainly interchange very well.He also has the mentor plastic rack and that will also interchange.

Cost: Aluminum about £19. got mine from www.powerc.com . Model No MR2 and has 2 fans.

The plastic ones are about £8 each and he got them from a computer fair.

Hope this helps. He has always found no problem with this product. But other makes trays may not fit due to connectors not lineing up.

Ron.

cstv
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cheers guys, mine are cheepo plastic jobs and i think the box said RH6 on the side, so hopefully there will be others available that fit!

thanks again,
mark.