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Topic # 94351 8-Dec-2011 17:38
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Hello folks... I am thinking of swapping my 3.5" HDD on the desktop with my 2.5" Crucial SSD (sold my laptop and won't use it on the new one).

I am looking for an adapter - any ideas where I can find one in Wellington?




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  Reply # 555582 8-Dec-2011 18:04
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Is it not a Sata drive? Or does the motherboard support Sata? Just pull the adaptor already on there off, and plug sata power and data cables into both mobo and hdd.




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  Reply # 555587 8-Dec-2011 18:14
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Here we go, with some images:



The existing drive is screwed to the moving part in the picture. A 2.5 drive won't fit because it is smaller. I need a "bay" that will make it 3.5 so I can swap the drives. Connectors are just fine.





 
 
 
 




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Reply # 555589 8-Dec-2011 18:19
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Dont know about there but up here in Tauranga I bought a couple  a6 months ago from Dick Smith.




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  Reply # 555591 8-Dec-2011 18:22
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This should do it shouldn't it?




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  Reply # 555594 8-Dec-2011 18:30
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It would be simple to drill some holes and counter sink them if necessary on that.




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  Reply # 559567 19-Dec-2011 13:45
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did you end up getting an answer as to where you could get these? or did you find any?

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=11793


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  Reply # 559569 19-Dec-2011 13:50
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They are available at DSE..

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XH6905/dse-drive-adaptor-2-5-quot-gt-3-5-quot




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  Reply # 562512 29-Dec-2011 16:06
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Hey Freitasm does the PC get moved around alot or is just left where it is all the time

if it's not moved around much then just buy some stick on velcro long enough for 2 strips one one either side

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  Reply # 562515 29-Dec-2011 16:12
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Oh if your looking for some I have a heap sitting here spare.







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  Reply # 562589 29-Dec-2011 18:08
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Athlonite, I actually solved by using two of the screws on one side, then using velcro on the other... But thanks.

Zeon, as above... Thanks anyway.





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