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Is it possible to mount a 2.5" SSD in a 3.5" (floppy) drive bay?

Asked by UScitizen (4273points) October 21st, 2010

Newegg has a good deal on a 64gb SSD. I am wondering if I can easily mount it in a mid tower case. Is there an adapter type of tray that will accomplish this?

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Ame_Evil's avatar

Yes they do. My NZXT Hades midi tower case came with some. They look a bit like this:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/cases/nzxt_m59/nzxt_m59_2.5_device.jpg

tangodogg's avatar

SSDs don’t really care much about vibrations and such. It will work fine even if you just hang it in there ;) .

GeorgeGee's avatar

The “correct” approach is to use a 2.5” to 3.5” mounting bracket.
http://www.amazon.com/Datastor-Bracket-Kit-2-5IN-3-5IN/dp/B0000511SQ

jerv's avatar

While @GeorgeGee is correct, so is @tangodogg, and I have to admit that I have mounted drives with duct tape before. Brackets are the best way to go, but not the only way.

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