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This review is from: SilverStone SST-SDP08B 2 x 2.5" to 3.5" Bay Converter (Black)
Pros: Made of good quality steel and has a high level of finish for a simple drive tray
Cons: Must screw drives in using the side holes, and there aren't any tabs for the upper drive to sit on, so lining it up with the mounting holes is a bit of a pain.
Other Thoughts: It does the job, but I think for what it is, it's overpriced.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RX-C200 2.5" SSD / HDD Aluminum Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay
Pros: Made from aluminum and quite sturdy
Cons: Completely unusable in any PC case I've ever come across
Other Thoughts: I bought one of these to mount a 2.5" SSD into a 3.5" bay in one of my users' PCs maybe 2 years ago. Didn't fit, bought a different adapter. Over the course of these two years, I've continually tried to use this adapter in a variety of PC cases, and it hasn't worked in ANY of them. No holes on the bottom of the adapter means no bottom mounting, and the holes in the sides don't line up with anything. It truly was a waste of money, and I'm glad NewEgg has apparently discontinued them. The less expensive plastic adapters are infinitely more useful.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Reasonably priced, good quality
Cons: Sensitive to damage due to poor packaging
Other Thoughts: I've purchased dozens of these hard drives to use in our central backup system here at work, and have experienced ZERO problems with them. I like them so much that I use them at home as well.
However, they seem sensitive to damage due to poor packaging during shipping. Since NewEgg has always had problems packing bulk HDs for shipping, I would not buy *this* version of the drive from NewEgg.
This same exact drive is sold by Toshiba in very nice protective retail packaging as the PH3300U-1I72, and is sold here at NewEgg for only $10 more. That extra $10 buys you an extra year's warranty as well, so it's money well spent.