With the advancements in Solid State Drive technology in the last couple years, SSDs have become the cheapest and most affordable computer upgrade for the most drastic difference. We have upgraded all our office laptops from traditional hard drives to modern SSD drives in the last couple years, but this left us with a bunch of 2.5" hard drives with no enclosure or case. Rather than spend the money to buy numerous enclosures, or wrap them in static-free bags and leave them somewhere, I decided to design and 3D print my own storage cases for these extra drives. When I do need to use them, I can always easily plug them into my USB Dock.

You will immediately notice the variety in colour - this was a cosmetic decision and also for organizing which drive stores which files. But besides the colour, all 4 drive cases are identical, printed from the same files, just different plastic material. I did print a couple prototypes to achieve the perfect tolerance around the inside of the lid. I wanted the lids to be snug-fit, with no use of hinges or hardware, so all the lids slide on with little force. The inside of the boxes gave me just enough room to keep a static-free sleeve around the drive before inserting them inside. All 4 cases are displayed (relatively neatly) on an angled white bracket.

Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases

Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases

Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases

 

Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases
Balonbay 3D Printing Solid State Drive Storage Cases