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I am trying to fit both by a 3.5'' HDD and a 2.5'' SSD in a 5.25'' bay (at the same time). Does anyone if this will work, or of a bay converter that can do this for me?
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i dont think you can use two at the same time, since one would have to be on top of another in which case you may as well just use 2 - 5.25 to xxx convertors
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I used the Nexus DoubleTwin. It has mounts for 2 HDDs. Though with 2 HDDs, it takes up more than 1 5.25 bay.

BUT, with a little modding, I was able to take my SSD and HDD and mount them sideways in one bay. The SSD, with its adapter bracket(G.Skill Phoenix Pro), a bottom tray from an old optical drive, and the metal pieces of the Nexus Double Twin. Put them together and it fits perfectly, so snug I dont even screw it in.

Do you have more than 1 open bay?? If so, just get the Nexus DoubleTwin. It works great, just need a 3.5 SSD adapter(mine came with one, I also bought one)

EDIT: here is my SSD and HDD with the adapter before I redid it. Since the SSD is so thin, you should be able to put it all together in one bay. May take some tinkering.


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