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2.5" SATA --> 1.8" mSATA Adaptor

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Here's a relatively simple question: I have an old laptop (Sony Vaio TT190) that I would like to upgrade with an SSD; it uses micro SATA. My understanding is that if I purchase a 1.8" SSD, compatibility won't be an issue. However, the 1.8" variant is becoming increasingly difficult to find and is expensive.

Ideally, I would like to upgrade my desktop's SSD and put my old 2.5" Crucial C300 SSD in the laptop. So what I am looking for is a 2.5" --> 1.8" SSD adaptor, but I cannot find any in existence. So, I was wondering if there is any workaround to use a 2.5" SATA SSD with my my micro SATA laptop?

Btw, I don't believe physical space is an issue because I will be taking out the optical drive.

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I did a quick google search, but most of the adapters I've found seem to be opposite of what you want - stick a 1.8" SSD in a 2.5" bay... not the other way around.

Crucial makes some good mSATA SSDs, but the pricing is very expensive compared to 2.5" models... probably about $20-40 higher.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148612
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148613
     
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That is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. Problem was I that I was searching for 1.8" drives rather than mSATA. Thank you so very, very much.
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