how to fit a 2.5 inch hard drive into a 3.5 inch desktop

Posted on 2008-11-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
i am interested in installing an Intel® X25-E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive with a 2.5 inch form factor into my dexktop dell xps 730 with a form factor of 3.5 inches (i think but never checked)... can this work?  how do i do it?

thanks... Joe
Question by:jaramd
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    Yes, you can get rails for the drive, providing it has the screw holes in the right area.  The rails are also used for 2.5" media such as tape drives.

    This is an ebay link, but shows you exactly what you are looking for


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    it look like it will work perfectly.. but will i also need any adaptors or additional wiring beyond the kit that you mentioned?  by the way, my computer is relatively new and does have an additional slot for the drive...
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    You will need a data/power adapter for the SSD to connect it.

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