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2.5" to 3.5" caddy recommendations.

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Looking for recommendations to mount a 2.5" SSD in a 3.5" bay; no need for an icepack tray as cooling is not an issue.
 

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From the reviews

1. GENERAL: plastic that pretends to be aluminum cooling fins (I knew that when ordering)
2. DESIGN: all of the screw inserts on the 3.5 inch side have incorrect size and thread, NOT the standard #6-32

I don't need the cooling, so the fake fins are not an issue, but I do need the standard screw threads as I will be using special hard drive mounting screws.
 

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I usually make my own. Get out the Snap-On metal shears, cut a piece of aluminum or steel panel, put the bends in it then drill needed holes. Add screws, mount it then forget about it. Total cost $0. Sometimes I get fancy and round the corners with the Dremel tool. I airbrushed the first ones I made years ago black but the prep & cleanup took longer than making the bracket.
 
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it's a SSD. just cramp it in the next best space and close the case.
 
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Found a 3 pack of the attached for $6 with postage; pretty sure the side holes will need rethreading
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I used some random aliexpress copy of this product:
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If I am going to mount a 2.5" SSD in a 3.5" slot, I sure as heck wont waste that much space when i can fit two of them without issue. Though that is only for the ones I actually bother to mount. Most of the time I just let them hang around in the breeze, perhapse some double sided tape or some straps. Its a SSD, it doesn't care what orientation its hanging in.
 
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Seems the Corsair bracket indeed has the correct (6-32) outer threads for mounting.
 

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Got the bracket; as suspected, needed rethreading to the 6-32 found on 3 1/2" hard drives, but that was not too hard.
 

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