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Storage Adapters for a SSD to fit in a 5.25" slot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BorgmanJayce, 8 Oct 2009.

  1. BorgmanJayce

    BorgmanJayce What's a Dremel?

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    Does anyone know if there are any adapters for SSD's that would allow it to fit into a 5.25" drive as I'm looking at using one of the 5.25" slots on a HTPC case for a SSD drive for Windows 7 to be installed on it plus various software with the other 5.25" slot being used for a BD-Drive and the 3.5" drive slots being used for SATA Drives.
     
  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    I don't think so. But you could buy a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter, and then mount that in a 3.5 to 5.25 adapter.
     
  3. BorgmanJayce

    BorgmanJayce What's a Dremel?

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    I knew there were 2.5" to 3.5" inch adapters but I didn't think it was possible to fit it within a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter?
     
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    I don't see why not. After all, the purpose of a 3.5 adapter is to be like a 3.5 drive. And since 5.25 adapters are designed to take 3.5 drives, it should be just fine.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yep, and you don't need to worry about excess vibration because it's an SSD, so you can buy pretty much any adapters you like.
     
  6. simonw

    simonw What's a Dremel?

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    BorgmanJayce What's a Dremel?

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    It looks pretty cool [if you'll pardon the pun!] and definitely sounds like what I need! :)
     
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    Nodule What's a Dremel?

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    Crucial do a little kit for their drives which gives you a load of adapters for 3.5", 5.25", external and even a bag. One note though - the 5.25" adapter basically has the SSD stick out the front in a hot-swapabble way.
     
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    simonw What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, that's really quite nice, considering you get an 2.5" external enclosure, plus an internal drive bay, all for £21.84.
     

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