Mount HDD on wall

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  1. pootles

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    Hi

    This should be remarkably simple but I can't find anything online fit for purpose.

    I have connected an external 2.5" USB HDD to my TV. The wires are unsightly and the HDD is just sat on my sideboard. My TV is wall mounted and there is room to mount the HDD behind it, so this what I want to do.

    I can't for the life of me find something that would suit the purpose. I want something that will safely hold the hard drive, will fit behind the TV and will allow me to remove and replace the HDD out easily. I think some sort of shallow, open topped enclosure that I can screw to the wall will do just fine. I can't be bothered creating something myself.

    Has anyone else solved this (admittedly minor) irritation?

    Thanks for reading :)
     
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    Velcro?
     
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    I would velcro it to the TV. Its easier to get a good stick to the metal chassis of the TV than it is to the wall.

    Failing that, a narrow bracket and some elastic!
     
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    No bad suggestions, thank you. I'm just trying to decide if they would be secure enough given that if you drop a 1TB HDD from 6 feet you are left with a pretty ugly 1TB paper weight.
     
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    Most hard drives sit inside plastic cases, most of which can be split in half to open. Open the case, drill two holes, screw half the case to the wall. Refit HDD, snap the other half the case back in place, and done.
     
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    Not this one as it happens, although one of the avenues I have tried is sourcing a 3.5" HDD cradle and doing similar but I haven't found anything suitable. A good idea, just doesn't apply in this case unfortunately.
     
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    I'll just use a nail gun. What harm could I do? ;)
     
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    This might be a little "outside the box", but you know those pamphlet holders you see on shop counters; clear plastic things that hold triple folder A4? A lot of those have screw holes for wall mounting. Now it's not the prettiest solution in the world, but if it was going to be out of sight behind the TV, it would make a perfect hanging box to rest the hdd in...
     

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    No that is genius, that's exactly the sort of thing I have in mind! :clap:
    Watch this space, I could well end up posting a picture of the most low tech AV solution this board has seen....
     

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