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    SSD 5.25 bay adapter?

    Hello all. I recently bought 2 OCZ 30GB SSD's and i wanted to mount them in an enclosure like this.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-024-_-Product

    However, that is a 3.5 inch drive rack and I need something to fit in a 5.25 bay for my tower. Would I need a 5.25 to 3.5 Bay Converter like this to make it fit?

    http://www.avadirect.com/product_det...asp?PRID=14715

    For some reason, all the SSD enclosures are made in 3.5" and not 5.25" enclosures. Does anyone have any suggestions or what they have done to mount SSD's in full size towers? Thanks.

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    Almost everyone buying an SSD for a desktop wants it to fit into a standard hdd mount. I have never seen a 2.5" to 5.25" adapter so you might have to buy both.
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    Will this work for you? I saw it posted here before (took a while to find on the egg)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817993018
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymz9350 View Post
    Will this work for you? I saw it posted here before (took a while to find on the egg)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817993018
    good find. I think this is the same thing minus the fans...which you don't need if you're using for SSD. they're probably screamers anyway so why spend the extra money.

    This might also get the job done if you don't need to hot swap the drives. It is also about half the price.
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    thanks everyone for the input. All those are great choices, i dont need the hot swappable feature so i'll probably go with a simple metal bracket design.

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    theres This Lian Li 5.25 to 2x 2.5 adapter for 12 bucks.
    it looks like it should do the job nicely, and is nice and cheap too.
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    Hi masters! I am reupping this thread. I have a cooler master test bench and I would like to have a full frame 5,25 dual slots for SSD. Without fans. Not necessary hotswap.
    Do you know a product by an "international brand"? I can't buy on neweggs.

    Thank you masters!

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    Who can you buy from? That would help a bit. If you can buy from eBay I'm sure you'll find plenty of offerins. Lian Li, Bytech, Rosewill, and many more offer 5.25 drive bay adapters that will allow you to fit 2.5" drives. I've even seen some that will allow four 2.5" drives with no fan, no hot-swap, etc, just the drives.
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    Just screw them in one side they fit! 4 drives per bay!

    Here is two:



    And four you just put them in the closer holes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer0915 View Post
    Just screw them in one side they fit! 4 drives per bay!
    OMG you're a genius!!! Seriously! Sometimes the answer is right in front of us and we don't see it. I'm a pretty good "outside the box thinker", but this is just the KISS principle at its finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weatherlite View Post
    OMG you're a genius!!! Seriously! Sometimes the answer is right in front of us and we don't see it. I'm a pretty good "outside the box thinker", but this is just the KISS principle at its finest.
    When you put them directly adjacent (second shot) you will need some straight power adapters and non 90 SATA connectors.

    Other than that you are good.
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    I'm looking for a 2.5 to 5.25 adapter too. I had planned on buying the Lian Li one at NCIX for my next build, but now that the day has arrived they don't sell it any more.

    Great idea with just using two screws though, which certainly appears to work well from the images posted. Isn't that route a bit risky though? It seems to me as if those screws might break off if the case was ever jarred, like a short drop when putting it down. Then you would have a fun time trying to get the screw threads out of the hole(s) on the SSD.

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    Solved with lian-li for the moment http://imgur.com/49YKx

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