Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
You mention incompatibility, That had not crossed my mind. I have a PC case with "screwless bays". Do only certain brackets fit in those?
You may simply have to try it. If the bays fit on the outside of the drive and don't pick up the screw holes, there's likely to be a problem.
One problem I've had is that a standard 3.5" HD has three mounting holes on each of its two sides. Some cases (with screws) only use two of those. Some 2.5" adapter brackets present only 2 of the 3 holes. The wrong two, of course.
The Icy Dock unit that I mentioned: Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-2B 2.5" to 3.5" SATA 6Gb SSD & Hard Drive Converter / Adapter / Bracket
basically works, although some users had to modify the case because it has square edges, while an actual 3.5" HD does not.
Some people just stick the drive down with duct tape. It's not as if you'd have to worry about coupling drive vibration into the case.