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1.8 micro SATA to 2.5 regular SATA?

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February 16, 2010 5:24:14 PM

I just bought a 128gb Samsung SSD, but only now did I realize that it actually comes without a case and is in a 1.8 formfactor with a microsata connection.

Do any of you guys know of a caddy type thing that will convert this into a 2.5 sata drive for installation into a normal laptop?

Thanks!
February 16, 2010 6:20:04 PM

I found this
http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_i...

which is a bit expensive (at $40 + shipping), but looks like it might work. I'm slightly concerned though. The SSD i have is uncased, and I'm afraid that it'll short on the metal casing.

Any cheaper/better options?
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a b D Laptop
February 17, 2010 8:54:49 AM


I found this product that worked for me to restore my laptop. I replaced the 2.5 inch SATA drive with a Micro SATA SSD 3.3V drive using this laptop adapter with a build in 3.3V converter.

http://www.microsatacables.com/catalog/i82.html

I did find 2 other style of SATA to Micro SATA adapters in my search but they both are not meant for laptops they are too long and thick. I tried. Hope this helps.
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February 17, 2010 3:16:47 PM

Quote:
I found this product that worked for me to restore my laptop. I replaced the 2.5 inch SATA drive with a Micro SATA SSD 3.3V drive using this laptop adapter with a build in 3.3V converter.

http://www.microsatacables.com/catalog/i82.html

I did find 2 other style of SATA to Micro SATA adapters in my search but they both are not meant for laptops they are too long and thick. I tried. Hope this helps.


Thanks the link!

My main concern is that using that adapter would make the SSD just hang in the empty space where the 2.5 drive used to be right? I'm worried about the possible stresses that might put on the connector. But in your experience, this hasn't been an issue?
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 17, 2010 5:45:23 PM

I used some antistatic foam to pack it in nicely.
February 17, 2010 5:56:09 PM

Would that cause and heat problems? I'm just being really picky as the drive is quite expensive, and I don't want anything stupid to happen to it.
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