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  Reply # 1022913 10-Apr-2014 14:52
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timmmay: I've used duct tape...


I prefer double sided foam tape (no really)  ;-)



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  Reply # 1022915 10-Apr-2014 14:55
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I need it to fit in a cradle to use with a NAS or my HP Microserver. Looking at those now it seems they position the drive in the center/middle so the connectors are not really in the same position as a native 3.5 drive. It's fine for desktop where using a flexible cable, but I suspect not really for a backplane...

Tape wouldn't work well in these cases either... I used it before on my desktop but not for this use.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1022948 10-Apr-2014 15:25
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I assumed that the 2.5" to 3.5" mounting plate that my first Intel SSD came with would put the SSD in the right place to fit into a 3.5 hotplug drive bay.  I was a bit brassed off that it didn't.  It struck me as ridiculously logical and easy.

I ended up modifying the plate adapter (drilled new holes, hit it with a hammer a couple of times to iron out a wave in the plate).  It didn't look pretty, but once slotted into the server you couldn't see the panelbeating.  You could get just as creative with a bit of plywood or a dead 3.5" hard drive and some tools including a hacksaw.




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freitasm: I need it to fit in a cradle to use with a NAS or my HP Microserver. Looking at those now it seems they position the drive in the center/middle so the connectors are not really in the same position as a native 3.5 drive. It's fine for desktop where using a flexible cable, but I suspect not really for a backplane...

Tape wouldn't work well in these cases either... I used it before on my desktop but not for this use.



Get one of the offset tray ones. The one my Transcend SSD came with looks to offset it to the correct spot.




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  Reply # 1022965 10-Apr-2014 16:11
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Yeah, well, they didn't have any offset there. The three different ones they had were all centre/middle...





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  Reply # 1023750 12-Apr-2014 01:27
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Cooler Master make them. I got a few in my PC running SSD's and Laptop HDD's
Tadar: http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Cooler-Master-35-to-25-SSD-Bracket/21351322 






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  Reply # 1023814 12-Apr-2014 08:56
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Again, that puts it in the center/middle. Need something to use in a drive bay, with connectors in the correct position.




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  Reply # 1024026 12-Apr-2014 16:12
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C'mon mate, do it yourself!

 

Vice, thin sheet metal (ie old PC case) and a drill and you will be sweet!

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  Reply # 1024203 12-Apr-2014 22:24
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Thank you VERY much TimA for that tip.

I've just ordered 5 of these (2 for a job, 3 for stock) at $10 each (including the slow boat from China) and will post a note about how I get on.




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  Reply # 1030672 24-Apr-2014 15:38
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Got one today and couldn't remember well if the HP slide brackets had four or six screws - it's only got four, which means the adapter is kind of useless:



This is the brackets that came with my Synology NAS, it makes much more sense (except I am not using the NAS):



Now waiting for Dynamic to get his units so I can try one...






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  Reply # 1030679 24-Apr-2014 15:51
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You're after this, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sparepart-Dell-Bracket-2-5-3-5-9W8C4/sim/B00A0YTFVG/2

c
ost me $7.18 each through Dell NZ. I use them to put SSDs into Dell R510's 3.5" drive caddys.

If your SSD has tiny little screw holes like the Sansung 840 Pro's do, then you'll be steeling screws from old laptops etc.

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  Reply # 1037853 6-May-2014 17:28
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Dynamic: Thank you VERY much TimA for that tip.

I've just ordered 5 of these (2 for a job, 3 for stock) at $10 each (including the slow boat from China) and will post a note about how I get on.


These are brilliant.  Used one, and some on the shelf for future use.




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