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2.5 Inch to 3.5 Inch in Enclosure.

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I feel retarded for asking this.

I'm going to replace the Two hard drives in my Laptop with 128GB SSD when I get the money and I need the 2x 500GB for storage.

I found a double 3.5 Inch Enclosure and want to know if I can use Brackets to make the 2.5 Inch fit?

BTW Whats the fail rate in SSD and Laptop Hard Drives? Should I raid the 500?
post #2 of 5
The SSD will come with a bracket and fail rates are all over the place.
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post #3 of 5
Tell us which laptop you have, show us the "double 3.5 Inch Enclosure"(?). Pictures.
Your laptop could use a non standard way of mounting.
In desktops you usually mount with crews on the side, unless trays are used which then go below.
And the brackets that come with SSDs are to mount in 3.5" case drive bay.
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Laptop: Here

Bracket: Here

Enclosure: Here
post #5 of 5
Seems it might work, not so sure about the bracket.
From Newegg Feedback:
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This unit does not adapt such that you can use it to mount 2.5" drives into 3.5" hot swap assemblies. Look at the picture, it has little bumps/raises where the SSD screws onto the adapter plate.
This makes the connectors (SATA, power) too high to mate into a hot swap drive plane.
If they simply made it flat, with a plastic protector, it could work.

When you mount the 2.5" SSD on the 3.5" bracket and slide it in the enclosure, you want the connectors of the drive to align with the ones on the enclosure.
Maybe it will need some modding if they are not aligned.


Funny thing, I got a bit confused with the wording of your start post.
I thought the old laptop drives were 3.5" and you were going to replace them with 2.5" SSDs and you needed the brackets for your laptop bays. smile.gif
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