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will a 2.5" (form factor) SSD fit/stay alright in a 3.5" form factor case

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Last response: in Storage
June 9, 2014 8:22:53 PM

I'm on PCpartpicker choosing parts for my first build and my case only has 3.5" slots and I cant find any SSD's that aren't 2.5". So now I'm wondering will a 2.5" SSD stay (not fall out of) a slot in a case that is 3.5" ?

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a c 118 G Storage
June 9, 2014 8:28:53 PM

Some cases allow mounting both 3.5" and 2.5" in the same caddy. This depends on the case, of course.
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a c 191 G Storage
June 9, 2014 9:00:21 PM

If you purchase an SSD with a desktop kit it should come with a bracket to mount the drive in a 3.5" slot.
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June 10, 2014 10:55:53 AM

Some cases support 2.5" mounting in a 3,5" bay. If it does not, you'll have to use the with the SSD included bracket (you could call it a 2,5" to 3,5" converter if you'd like). If in the rare case your SSD didn't come with one, you'll have to buy a bracket yourself. These are not expensive:

http://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Drive-Mounting-Bracket-A...

For a bit cheaper, but plastic one: http://www.amazon.com/Screw-less-Mounting-Adapter-Brack...

Hope this answers your question.
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