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Mounting a 2.5 inch drive in a 3.5 inch drive pay

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Hey guys, this has probably been touched on quite a bit, but I was wondering how you all mounted your 2.5 inch laptop drives or SSDs in your big system when it only has 3.5 inch drive bays - do you all just let them hang somewhere? thinking about picking up an SSD and wanted to know how everyone else was doing it.
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Easiest and probably the safest is to get a 2.5-3.5 adapter. I've not looked at the prices, but i'd assume they were reasonably cheap.

Nothing worse than installing a SSD into your case, then it falling onto another component.

Other than that, you could get some velcro strips and fix it to bottom of the case.

There are numerous self modded options I guess, just choosing one that your comfortable with.
Easiest thing to do is just mount the 2.5" in a 3.5" bay using two screws. The drive will float but should be secure enough.
Thanks for the suggestions - my searches for 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch adapters has yielded a few, but not many results... given the SSD is really light, screwing it to one side of the bay sounds reasonable.

Thanks again.
I recently bought 2.5 to 3.5 adapter brackets on eBay for only $1 + $1.69 shipping. I had it mounted as described above at first, but thought it was kind of 'hokey'. I'll go check 'My eBay' and post back if I find the item number.
OK. the shipping is a little more now, but still under $8.00 for it.


It says it's for adapting notebook drives (which is what I used it for) but I'm sure it'll work with your SSD because there are all kinds of different holes in it for different spacing.
I believe most retail SSDs these days come with the adapters. And you can always find one that does.

Edit: Did a very minimal amount of searching and couldn't find one must be only in the higher end drives.
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