Octane HD sleds = break easy
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Octane HD sleds = break easy
PThe hard drive in the scsi ID slot 0 (bottom) seemed a lot tighter than the two drives above.  Even though I have changed the bottom drive a few times in the last week, today the drive removal took some force.   In short the drive sled literally decintigrated in my hands.  I had to reach back inside and pull the drive out by the back.

Anyone else notice how brittle these drive sleds are?

Thank god I had a spare in one of my storage bins.

I’m considering putting some vasaleen on the sleds to lubricate them.

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09-05-2018, 04:35 AM
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Yes, the plastics are nearing or are 20 or more years old now. They will be very brittle at this point. I've broken a couple notches off my o2 sleds and was able to crazy glue them back on and almost snapped an Octane sled but I reseated the screws so it slid it easier. These parts are getting old. At Neko a few people did 3D prints to replace a couple.

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09-07-2018, 02:28 AM
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I put some vasaleen on the drive sled rails, enough to cover the entire contact area.  oh man, what a difference.  now instead of the sled binding and squealing when removing, they are now a smooth as butter getting in and out and require almost no force.

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09-07-2018, 05:15 PM
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The Vaseline idea worked like a treat!

Does anyone know if the 3d printable sled plans are still around?

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10-11-2018, 12:18 PM
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(10-11-2018, 12:18 PM)Infiltratr Wrote:  The Vaseline idea worked like a treat!

Does anyone know if the 3d printable sled plans are still around?

Thingiverse is still hosting this one: Octane Sled

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10-11-2018, 03:09 PM
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(10-11-2018, 03:09 PM)CB_HK Wrote:  
(10-11-2018, 12:18 PM)Infiltratr Wrote:  The Vaseline idea worked like a treat!

Does anyone know if the 3d printable sled plans are still around?

Thingiverse is still hosting this one: Octane Sled

Thanks for that.  Downloaded the plans and I'm going to give it a go next week.  If they work aok I'll have a go at improving the handle section of them a little bit.  If successful I'll have a new one to upload to the community Smile

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