The SAMSUNG T5 has blazing fast transfer speeds.
Had to install a USB-C PCIe card in my aging motherboard but now i am transferring files from my internal SSD to the T5 at 480 MB/s.
This is all well and good, but the ultra short cable that comes with the SSD makes for a cumbersome experience together with a mid-tower workstation.
So i ordered a Deltaco 1m / 3.2ft long USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 male to male cable, and designed this dock to be mounted underneath my table.
I even printed one for my TV, so now it's a breeze to go back and fourth.
The plug of my cable measures 12.44mm by 6.64mm and fits perfectly into the dock.
But no USB cables are the same so the special retention clip i designed, which also serves as the mount, is adjustable to different thicknesses.
How to install:
- Insert in the cable in the dock
- Plug in the SSD
- Insert the retention clip
- Hold down tight on the retention clip and pull out on the SSD.
If the cable stays put, you're good.
- Use two wood screws and mount the dock. (See pictures)
3DE Premium PLA
White & Gray
Top Solid Layers-------------5
Bottom Solid Layers--------5
I chose to print at 0.1400 layer height for several reasons.
- To give the "teeth" that grips the plug a sharp bite.
- To reduce the chances for small imperfections the sharp edges of the drive can get
caught on when inserting it. (slightly sanded the inside anyways)
- The "top" of the dock is rounded, and because the walls are only 1.6mm thick, some fine
resolution is needed to replicate this tiny detail of the model.
The walls of the dock are 1.6mm thick because i print with a 0.4mm nozzle.
And with 2 perimeters on outer walls, it makes 4 lines of plastic in total, all touching.
This means the wall of the dock is going to be solid and strong.
This resolution adds print time, but i highly recommend it.