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Installing 2.5" SSD in desktop PC

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August 3, 2010 2:10:46 PM

Hi everyone,
I'm thinking of buying an SSD, which all seem to come in 2.5" form factor. Can anyone tell me how to install in a standard ATX case, which have only 3.5" bays? Are there converters? Also will the standard 12V power connectors work with a 2.5" SSD?
Thanks,
Steve

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a c 218 G Storage
August 3, 2010 2:25:06 PM

Yes there are converters, a regular SATA power connector will run an SSD.
Check some online stores.
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a c 100 G Storage
August 3, 2010 8:53:14 PM

Retail packaged SSDs come with the brackets and connectors.

OEMs do not.
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August 4, 2010 5:04:17 AM

Best answer selected by svgray.
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August 4, 2010 5:04:37 AM

Thanks for your help everyone
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a b G Storage
August 4, 2010 9:15:00 AM

I use double tape to install it in my PC.
I bought the oem version....without the brackets thing..
somehow I think...it is not the best solution...hehehehehehe
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a c 218 G Storage
August 4, 2010 3:04:17 PM

guanyu210379 said:
I use double tape to install it in my PC.
I bought the oem version....without the brackets thing..
somehow I think...it is not the best solution...hehehehehehe


How will the tape hold up once the drive heats up a bit? It will melt the glue.

If I was you I'd get a $5 bracket so your drive does not go bouncing around your case when the tape fails and you spend another $500 to replace a drive and motherboard.
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a c 415 G Storage
August 4, 2010 7:38:25 PM

hang-the-9 said:
How will the tape hold up once the drive heats up a bit? It will melt the glue.
To be fair, SSDs don't get hot. But tape is a little too jury-rigged for my taste.
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