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Windows 7: I need help finding an SDD with brackets in kit form

28 Jun 2019   #1
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
I need help finding an SDD with brackets in kit form

Hello all,


I was looking to replace my 3.5 inch HDD with a 2.5 inch SDD and thought the one I wanted had the blue brackets, anyone know where to purchase :


https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-250GB...ay&sr=8-2&th=1


with the brackets, and ready to drop in?


Thanks .


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28 Jun 2019   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I don't think that they sell them with a conversion kit included. Why do you want to buy a 2.5" for a 3.5" slot? You aren't saving any room by the time you put in the conversion kit. I would just buy a 3.5".
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28 Jun 2019   #3
AK6DN

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know that anyone makes a 3.5" SSD form factor drive.


Just buy one of these and you should be good to go: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Mount...S2J2BB6DKH89CD
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29 Jun 2019   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
I don't think that they sell them with a conversion kit included. Why do you want to buy a 2.5" for a 3.5" slot? You aren't saving any room by the time you put in the conversion kit. I would just buy a 3.5".
The OP is wanting to use an SSD instead of an HDD so buying a 3.5" HDD is not an option. Mounting in an existing 3.5" bay is actually a sanitary way of mounting a 2.5" SSD when no other convenient, non redneck looking mounting option is available.

On occasion, I have seen Samsung SSDs sold in a kit that included a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter. However, pretty much any 2.5" to 3.5" adapter can be used just as well and there are large variety of them available (the one AK6DN linked is as good as any other and is very reasonably priced). There are even adapters that allow one to mount two SSDs in one 3.5" bay, such as StarTech.com BRACKET25X2 Dual 2.5” to 3.5" Hard Drive Bay Mounting Bracket - 2.5" to 3.5" HDD / SSD Mounting Bracket w/ SATA Power and Data cabling - Newegg.com.
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29 Jun 2019   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Ebuyer sells the drives with kit and even screws
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29 Jun 2019   #6
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

SSDs weigh next to nothing and all you really need is for it to be mounted so that it doesn't rattle around loose so I have mounted many of them by just putting 2 screws on one side within a 3.5" bay. No real need for them to be mounted so they're centered in the bay or anything so a bracket really isn't necessary.
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29 Jun 2019   #7
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Thanks!!

The OP thanks everyone for their suggestions!!


I now know what i need to purchase, which is why I made this post.


Please Mark As Solved!


Hope everyone has a great weekend.
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29 Jun 2019   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I have been using Crucial BX500 and I'm very satisfied. And it cost half the price of a Samsung with same specs.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G3KRZBX...i-a=B07G3KRZBX
https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Mount...ttl_B0090UG55A
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04 Jul 2019   #9
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

For both price and quality, Crucial (products) is a hard brand to beat.
I'm using a Crucial SSD right here in this Toshiba Laptop that I'm using here in my bedroom.


I always go to "www.crucial.com" for all my RAM memory needs.


Wishing Y'all a very great Independence Day.


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04 Jul 2019   #10
MetalMan228

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I just found out my new Windows 10 desktop has a similar SDD installed, a Micron M550 2.5" 7mm 256GB SSD which is the OEM version of the Crucials. The review I read said it did so/so in real world testing but is considered a very good SDD for gaming in read only situations.
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