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SSD in 3.5'' Laptop Bracket Lacking Screw Holes

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April 5, 2014 1:05:34 PM

Good day all,

I've been looking into getting an SSD for my laptop since the old HDD just gave up on me. I've finally decided to open up the computer today in order to see if an SSD could fit.

It turns out the bracket in there is a 3.5'' so I assume it could potentially house a 2.5'', but the problem is there are no screw holes on the bracket except for the four corners of the 3.5'' bracket.

Will I be able to fit a 2.5'' SSD on there somehow? I know converter kits exist for desktops, but do they make them for laptops too? And is there another way, without a converter?

Thanks as always!

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April 5, 2014 2:58:55 PM

Hi, what is the make and model of your laptop? I never heard of a 3.5" HDD in a laptop.
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April 5, 2014 3:01:48 PM

I just realized I phrased / interpreted this in the worst possible way... I'm quite the noob when it comes to computers and I measured the drive sideways instead of in thickness....... So yeah, this question becomes completely stupid.... :/ 

My laptop drive is a 2.5", and therefore I assume pretty much any SSD will fit in there.
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April 5, 2014 3:13:37 PM

Sure any SSD will replace a 2.5" HDD.

Thanks to manofchalk , to remind me about the height of the HDD and the SSD, he is right about that, what I said below apply to me also.
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April 5, 2014 3:24:43 PM

You will acquire experience like everybody else, just be passionate with what you like.
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April 5, 2014 5:07:36 PM

jarotech said:
Sure any SSD will replace a 2.5" HDD.


Not entirely...
The form factor of 2.5" would imply that it would, however with laptops the height of the drive is also a concern. They range between 5 and 9mm in height if I remember correctly, and its down to the individual laptop as to its tolerance for drive height.

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