Reddit Reddit reviews Tenext 2.5-inch SSD/Hard Drive to 3.5-inch Bay Plastic Tray Mounting Bracket Adapter

We found 12 Reddit comments about Tenext 2.5-inch SSD/Hard Drive to 3.5-inch Bay Plastic Tray Mounting Bracket Adapter. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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12 Reddit comments about Tenext 2.5-inch SSD/Hard Drive to 3.5-inch Bay Plastic Tray Mounting Bracket Adapter:

u/KARMA_P0LICE · 3 pointsr/computers

There are no moving parts. It will be completely fine. It's just flash memory. That being said, if you transport your computer a lot you do not want your SSD falling off the side of your tower and pulling loose cables or flopping around inside your case and causing damage. If you tape it down, make sure it is secure and won't pull lose.

That being said, your computer is expensive and so is an SSD. I'd invest ~$7 to get one of these so you have peace of mind that it won't fall out or cause damage. It's worth doing right once so you don't have to worry about it again.

If you're willing to spend just a little bit more, you could get something nice like this

u/glowinghamster45 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Absolutely! The only things you would want to double check, is that the motherboard has a spare SATA port, the power supply has a spare SATA power cable (and it's in an accessible spot), and that there's physically a space available for it in the case. It's worth double checking those things, but you're almost certainly fine. One thing to note though, there's a good chance the only hard drive bays that case has are 3.5", and SSD's are 2.5", in which case you would just want to get a little adapter like this. Be sure and take inventory of cables as well, there's a good chance you'll also need to pick up an extra SATA data cable.

Assuming your sister isn't especially tech literate, I would recommend backing up everything of importance she has, clean installing Windows on the SSD, wiping the HDD, and repurposing it as just bulk storage. At which point I would redirect all main windows directories (music, documents, downloads, etc.) to the HDD so that the change is more or less invisible to her.

u/Mattenth · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hard drives take up so little power that they're almost worth ignoring. SSDs actually take up LESS power than HDDs, but again, the difference is honestly fairly negligible. Looking at your build, you're fine on power.

I recommend both of Samsung's SSD lines (830 series and 840 series) - they get outstanding reviews and have great lifetimes. I'd also recommend the HyperX line from Kingston if you're looking to go a little bit cheaper.

Two things you should know before you go:

    1. You'll really get a lot of performance gains on it by putting your Operating System and other programs on there, and leaving the HDD for files, music, etc.
    1. Most SSDs are a 2.5 inch form factor, while most HDDs are 3.5 inch. There's no real difference in how you hook them up, but it can make a difference for the tray they sit in. You'l want to grab something like this to fit it on.

      Here's a pretty good article on a lot of the benefits of an SSD vs HDD:
u/kotor610 · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

would something like this work?

u/its_a_me_SPAGHETTI · 1 pointr/buildapc

Well, that depends on the case, if the case has a slot for an SSD (Most do nowadays) then it would work since it doesn't require specs or anything, its just storage which is standard.

If it doesnt then you will need to get an adapter like this :

But you will need to install windows on it and move all your programs to it so a computer shop can do that.

u/enNova · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

> My case doesn't have a bay for the ssd

A solution is just place it on something that is flat, or buy an adapter. (there are cheaper ones out there.)

u/iamofnohelp · 1 pointr/techsupport

you completely removing the old drive or plan to use it in this rig? if you're going to use it, configure it to be the home of your apps and your user libraries.


i wouldn't let my SSD hang like that. at the least, I would have it resting on the case, versus dangling.

Or you can screw it to one side of the HDD cradle.

Or get something like this (cheaper ones can be found - this was the top of the google/amazon search) -

u/andraes · 1 pointr/buildapc

having a mechanical hard drive not secured can cause issues due to its vibration. You can get at 3.5->2.5 tray/converter thing.

I don't know about mounting it vertically, but better to spend <$10 and be safe.

u/badillin · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

My guess is that your case doesnt have a slot for a 2.5" drive, but you can always screw it in one of the HDD bays, but of course the other side will be "floating"

You can also buy a 2.5 to 3.5" adapter like this ones:

u/MiracleWhippit · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

I probably wouldn't do this. I would get a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter. 6$ on amazon.

Although unlikely- if your SSD heats up from heavy usage or a malfunction the paper could catch fire. It should dry out very quickly from the heat produced by the SSD as it is... so over time it will be more and more prone to ignition.

u/jerkstore4 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Some of those parts could be quite diffacult to use, if not impossible. That would be the the fingerprint reader (likely an internal ribbon cable USB device with non-standard connector) and the screen (lacks the circuitry to accept an HDMI/DVI video input).

Laptop ram is a different form factor and can't be used on a normal desktop board.

You'll have no probelm using that 500gb SATA 3. You could mount it with an adapter like this. You could probably get away with using double sided tape instead of the adapter if you were careful not to cover the breather hole on the drive.

u/yougotborked · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

Does anyone have a solution to mounting a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" hot swap bay.

~~I have seen 3.5->2.5 mounts like
and this~~

however they usually hold the drive in the center of the space, not to the right where the back plane is.

Edit, Answered my own question