Recommend a good 3.5 to 2.5 inch HDD bay adapter

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a good 3.5 to 2.5 inch HDD bay adapter for my Dell Dimension E310. I have a 2.5 inch 500GB HDD that I want to add as a second drive for backup. Looking for something kind of like this, but that will fit well with my Dimension E310. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 
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most of the 2.5'' SSD drives come with one. It looks like a little tray, that you screw the 2.5'' drive into, then bolt it into the 3.5'' slot. I just installed one yesterday in a PC at work.
 
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its just a tray most are fairly similar. You have 2 designs to choose from. One is enclosed, the other is open for ventilation. Some also let you fit 2-2.5" drives into one bay.. this is especially useful for ssd drives since they don't produce much heat. In a pinch use some wireties(the plastic kind) and fix it up permanently later. This is my favorite kind.
 

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I was looking at that one Rand, it looks good. I just wonder if it will fit into my Dimension well enough as that computer has the slide in trays. Will that be a problem? I don't see screw holes on the Dimension.
 
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Originally Posted By: ClutchDisc
I was looking at that one Rand, it looks good. I just wonder if it will fit into my Dimension well enough as that computer has the slide in trays. Will that be a problem? I don't see screw holes on the Dimension.
the tray should mount like a hdd on the outside of the tray, and the inside fits 2.5" drives so if your desktop takes a tray or has some other form of screwless/toolless design it should fit. The outside dimensions and screw holes match what is on a hdd.
 
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