View Full Version : 5.25 bay to internal 3.5 adapter
03-16-09, 04:49 AM
I swear i saw something like that , but cant find it , if anyone is familiar with the product can u share the link and if it is convenient as a long term solution :)
03-16-09, 08:25 AM
If you're just adapting a hard drive or something, then one of these (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2261655&CAWELAID=107590760) will work fine, or if you need something with a faceplate, you could use one of these (http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimited-3-5-Inch-5-25-Inch-Mounting/dp/B000V6R4PM/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_2).
And yeah, they're fine for long term use, it used to be pretty common back in the '90s when the old AT cases didn't include enough/any 3.5" mounts. Hell, I remember buying retail hard drive kits that came with them in the box.
03-16-09, 09:06 AM
Yes i want to adapt a hard drive , am trying to save some space for a secret project:sn:
here one i found but its out of stock :-/ , i like it better then the one u linked seems sturdier and just better for long term solution or it seems to me, but if i cant find another vendor who has stock , i might have to fo with radio shack kind
03-16-09, 09:37 PM
heres this one
03-17-09, 08:57 AM
i like it better then the one u linked seems sturdier and just better for long term solution or it seems to me
That kind would work as well, it's the same as the second one I linked, just without the faceplate. Those are actually pretty flimsy compared to the other kind, and can be a bit of a PITA because they never seem to quite line up and fit right.
Either way though, you don't need something really heavy duty, it's only gotta hold a half-pound hard drive, so either one will outlast your computer... most of the ones I have, I salvaged out of machines 10-15 years old.
03-19-09, 02:22 PM
One of the easiest ways is make yourself one from an old, CD-Rom Drive,
Take the outer cover off mount your HDD to the cover plate and slide into 5.25 Bay,,
costs nothing if you have an Old Rom drive laying around!
03-19-09, 03:14 PM
this ones $5 (not including shipping)
and you can attach a fan to it too
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