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Rosewill RDRD-12001 2.5" or 3.5” HDD/ SSD Drive Bracket For 5.25" Drive Bay, Black
  • Fitting for 2.5" or 3.5" HDD/ SSD into 5.25" drive bay
  • Work with 3.5" internal card reader or USB hubs
  • Works with IDE, SCSI, or SCA drives
  • Color: Black
  • $11.99
  • $7.99
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3 out of 5 eggs Exactly as Described - Just A Bit Pricey and Just a Little Tacky 10/12/2013

This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-12001 2.5" or 3.5” HDD/ SSD Drive Bracket For 5.25" Drive Bay, Black

Pros:

An easy way to utilise a 5.25 bay with a 3.5 device and fairly well designed even though it's basically a simply part

Will handle a card reader (which is what I wanted it for) as well as 2.5" and 3.5" HDD's or SSD's, IDE, SCSI or SCA drives, 3.5" Floppy Drives and USB hubs etc

Fascia plate is pre-installed with a hole suitable for a standard floppy drive (yes some of us do still need to use them) or a standard 3.5" card reader.

2 sets of screws supplied -

4x self tapping screws to mount the tray into the 5.25 drive bay. {DON'T over-tighten these screws or you'll strip the plastic, which is a fairly 'soft' polymer. Should be more flexible and stand up to heat exposure without becoming brittle as a 'harder' polymer would although it might become 'sticky' with age}.

4x metal thread screws for mounting drive/reader within 3.5" tray. Holes are supplied on the side panels of the 3.5" tray as well as through the underside for buth 2.5" and 3.5" SSD's etc. Holes are drilled through the Side walls of the 5.25 tray to allow access to the screw heads.

The Underside/bottom of the tray is an open waffle to allow some airflow to the body of the drive. (Of course this could also be because it's a bit cheaper in materials).

Cons:

The face plate isn't very attractively finished if you intend to use the bracket for something like a card reader and therefore want the face exposed to view.

The moulding for the 3.5" tray was a bit tight on both the FloppyDD and the card reader I tried in it.

There is no blanking plate for the 3.5" tray hole in the fascia in case you want to us it for a HDD and have no existing blanking plate to cover the 5.25" bay for example.

I couldn't see any colour other than black if you wanted a silver fascia

Other Thoughts:

Realistically it was overly expensive for a plastic tray and I was dissapointed with the face plate finish - I was expecting a fairly shiny black with smoothed edges since I wanted to mount it with the fascia 'exposed' - hence the 3 stars.

Otherwise it does exactly what it says in the description.

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