- 2 x 2.5" Drive to 3.5" Bay
Not for Alienware 05/25/2013
This review is from: Nippon Labs HDB-25351 2.5" HDD/SSD Aluminum Mounting Kit
Looks nice,. Low cost.
Will not work for Alienware Aurora R2 or possibly other cases that are prewired. The SSD / 2.5" drives are held 1" deep into cabinet, so that pre-wired power daisy chained power cables will not reach the connectors. I was able to kluge it to work after some fiddling, but only one SSD drive can be mounted in this way, and only one slot will work to hold it. I need to find a bracket that holds the power / Sata connectors in the same place as they are for a 3.5" drive.
Also, only 2, not 4 of screws in the tool-less Alienware mounting bracket line up with the SSD bracket.
Metal was saved in the design of this bracket by making it shorter than a 3.5" drive. But this causes things to not line up with connectors in pre-wired cases. Not all holes are present in the bracket, so some tool-less case designs are not compatible with this bracket.
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