I recently purchased a Crucial M4 SSD for my MSI Laptop. Unfortunately, the screws do not line up on the bracket that originally held the previously installed 2.5" HDD. Is there something I can add into the laptop to secure the SSD? I did not purchase the laptop install kit unfortunately, and I don't think I can return this.
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That is odd. I looked at several pictures of various Crucial M4 drives and a few brands of hard drives and the screw holes aligned perfectly.
I guess your laptop maker chose a custom solution for some reason. You mentioned a laptop install kit, but somehow I do not see that solving this problem unless it was made for that specific laptop. In other words, it may fit the drive, but then not attach to the laptop properly.
I really do not know what to say on this one. hopefully someone will chime in with an idea.