Replacing a HDD/SSD in Fractal R5Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven
Fractal R5 HDD replacement
The Fractal Define R5 is a hugely versatile case and installing additional devices is fairly easy and straight forward. In this article we will cover removal and installation of your HDD. As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the Puget Systems support department, we are here to help. Enjoy!
Below is a video detailing the process and below that are written steps.
This section will cover the removal of a HDD on your Puget System
Start by grounding yourself
Remove all power going into your system and orient yourself from the rear of the system
Remove the 4 thumb screws securing both side panels then slide panels off chassis
Locate the HDD and remove the power and data cables going into it
Remove the small screw securing the HDD tray in place
Remove the tray from the system
With the drive removed we can now remove the four screws securing the HDD to the tray, the rubber grommets keep the larger mechanical drives from vibrating
If you are installing a HDD you will need the grommets but if you are installing an SSD you can remove the grommets as SSDs don't spin and therefore don't need the additional vibration protection
Reverse steps if installing a HDD otherwise move on to the next section for installing an SSD
Install SSD into system
This section will cover the installation of your new or replacement SSD in the Fractal Define R5.
Locate the smaller holes on the tray along with the screws included with your system as they will be needed for SSD installation
Line up the holes in the drive with the holes in the tray making sure to point the interfaces towards the back of the tray
Secure the SSD to the tray using the screws included in your accessories box
Reinsert the SSD tray back into the case
Return the small screw securing the SSD tray to the system
Plug the power and data cables back into the SSD
Return the side panels to the case
Power the system up into Windows and initialize the drive
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