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Make a 2.5 inch SSD fit in a 3.5 inch HDD caddy

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Gotenks98    427

Hi all I am looking a for an attachment or adapter that will make a laptop size hard drive fit in a desktop size caddy in a system. This is for an older Dell precision workstation is super end of life. I am needing to put an SSD in it but trying to make sure the drive will be able to be screwed in. I contacted Dell and they don't have anything for this machine since it is so end of life.

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techbeck    5,423
7 minutes ago, Gotenks98 said:

OMG thank you so much for this. The 2nd link is exactly what I need.

Not a problem. 

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LaP    1,791

That enclosure by startech looks overkill to me.

 

I used that for my previous PC. Item is not sold anymore but there's surely an equivalent. Was a little bit less expensive from what i can recall.

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812011

 

This one is still sold by Corsair. A big 7$ CAD.

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817979019

 

You can mount two 2.5 SSD on this one and it's not much more expensive

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817979019

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xendrome    4,677

Drive inside of that Startech thing, then inside of another caddy = likely lead to early drive failure due to heat issues.

15 minutes ago, LaP said:

That enclosure by startech looks overkill to me.

 

I used that for my previous PC. Item is not sold anymore but there's surely an equivalent. Was a little bit less expensive from what i can recall.

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812011

 

This one is still sold by Corsair. A big 7$ CAD.

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817979019

 

You can mount two 2.5 SSD on this one and it's not much more expensive

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817979019

Those are all for a standard case though, he needs it to line up in a SATA caddy, those won't work.

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techbeck    5,423
1 hour ago, xendrome said:

Drive inside of that Startech thing, then inside of another caddy = likely lead to early drive failure due to heat issues.

If it was a mechanical drive, sure.  But SSDs so not generate that much heat.

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