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Installing 2.5" SSD in desktop PC

Hi everyone,
I'm thinking of buying an SSD, which all seem to come in 2.5" form factor. Can anyone tell me how to install in a standard ATX case, which have only 3.5" bays? Are there converters? Also will the standard 12V power connectors work with a 2.5" SSD?
Thanks,
Steve
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  1. Yes there are converters, a regular SATA power connector will run an SSD.
    Check some online stores.
  2. Best answer
    If it's a SATA drive then the power and data connectors are identical for both form factors - all you need is a physical bracket to hold the drive, such as:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215157


    If it's an IDE drive then you'll need cable adapters too, such as this item:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811993005
  3. Retail packaged SSDs come with the brackets and connectors.

    OEMs do not.
  4. Best answer selected by svgray.
  5. Thanks for your help everyone
  6. I use double tape to install it in my PC.
    I bought the oem version....without the brackets thing..
    somehow I think...it is not the best solution...hehehehehehe
  7. guanyu210379 said:
    I use double tape to install it in my PC.
    I bought the oem version....without the brackets thing..
    somehow I think...it is not the best solution...hehehehehehe


    How will the tape hold up once the drive heats up a bit? It will melt the glue.

    If I was you I'd get a $5 bracket so your drive does not go bouncing around your case when the tape fails and you spend another $500 to replace a drive and motherboard.
  8. hang-the-9 said:
    How will the tape hold up once the drive heats up a bit? It will melt the glue.
    To be fair, SSDs don't get hot. But tape is a little too jury-rigged for my taste.
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