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190 of 195 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2014
NOTE that this Amazon listing includes two different items: BK-PCBS and BK-HDDH. Here I am reviewing the BK-HDDH which sells at a lower price than the BK-PCBS. (I'm adding this note 7 months after my original purchase, I think the listing may have changed in that time. Below is my original review of the BK-HDDH.)

It's good for what it is, but I should point out that it aligns the SSD to center. So, the SATA and power connectors don't end up in the same place they would if this were a normal hard drive.

So, this is not the adapter to get if your hard drive fits in a sled and slides into a bay where it connects to a backplane. The connectors will not align. See my picture for greater clarity.

If you're putting the SSD in a case where you just connect a SATA cable, this adapter is just fine.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2014
Samsung 840 Evo in the hard drive tray, and then installed in the plastic tray in a Dell Optiplex 755.

Note that the tray centers the drive and the connectors. It does not put the SATA connectors in the same location that the connectors would be on a 3.5" drive (see my next picture). This made reassembly in the Optiplex 755 very difficult. It also recessed the SATA connectors back about an inch instead of bringing the connectors to the same 'flush' back as a standard 3.5" drive's connectors.

With that said, good tray if you understand what the final mounting is like.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2014
The overall quality of this bracket is excellent. Well formed and finished metal. But, there is one major issue with it, which could be showstopper.
The threads on the outside are not the typical 6/32 threads used on 3.5" disk drives. They are the M3 screw threads used on CD/DVD and 2.5" drives, and match the included screws. The problem is that many PC cases use special sized/shaped 6/32 screws to mount 3.5" drives in the drive cages.
I was able to retap the screw holes with a 6/32 tap, and the bracket then worked for me. But, it was an annoying extra step. It would be nice if they matched the threads normally used for a 3.5" device.
This bracket will hold two 2.5" devices, if they are thin. But it would be nice if there was a bit more vertical clearance between two devices for better cooling airflow and cable access.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2014
My main problem with this drive mount is that it is set up to place the drive approximately centered side to side, and centered front to back. The problem is that this does not align the power and data connections with where they are on a 3.5" drive. The drive should be positioned in the bracket towards the back and to one side so that the cable connections are in the same place they would be for a 3.5" drive.

In my case, there was not enough slack in the power cable to attach the drive with the drive in the centered location. There are a few different mounting holes in the bracket that will allow some different positioning, but nothing that will put the cable connectors in the right position. I had to drill new holes in the bracket to get it pushed to the back of the drive bay. I also had to cut off part of the drive bay mount to allow clearance for the cables since they were in the wrong place side to side.

Overall, it was probably easier to modify this than to build something from scratch. However, I would have preferred not to have had to take the extra time to modify it.

I looked at other products for this purpose and they all seem to be set up the same way, with the drives centered in the bay. I guess I need to design and sell my own that puts the drive in the right location.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Works just as it should. It converts a single 3.5" drive to 2 separate 2.5" drives and includes all the necessary screws (there's even an extra screw). It holds the drives tightly so that they don't move while installing and getting the screws in place. I would definitely buy one again.
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38 of 47 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon November 15, 2013
Rather helpful product if one is converting over to SSDs from the normal mechanical drive. There are very few ways to go wrong with this type of product, honestly. To the holes lines up for mounting a 2.5" drive? Check. Do the holes line up for mounting the whole thing in a 3.5' drive slot? Check. Is the material used at least as stiff as that of the chassis? Check. And that's about all there is to it. Sabrent does include extra mounting screws in case you don't have any or lost them on accident, which is nice.

*Disclosure: I was contacted by Sabrent and given a sample of this product specifically for the purpose of reviewing it.*
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2014
Like other reviewers have stated, the screw holes for the 3.5-Inch part of this converter are not standard hard drive threads. If you have a Mac Pro or a PC case that uses special rails or caddies then consider purchasing a different product.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2015
This mounting kit, which supposedly "[supports] any computer cases with an available 3.5" drive bay (both screw-on type or tool-less type)", does not work with my case because it lacks the bottom screw holes present on most 3.5" hard drives. In their place, we get a functionally useless cutout of the Sabrent logo.

Granted, I should have figured this out from the pictures, but hurried me quickly read the quoted part of the description and ordered anyway.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2014
2 things are wrong with this product. 1) it puts the SSD (or 2.5 drive) centered in the cage. The issue is that on the 3.5 drives, the connectors are offset to one side. If your cables are just the right length for the 3.5 drive then they won't reach. 2) All screw holes are threaded for the 2.5 drive thread size. Thus the outside mounts holes are the wrong size...they should be threaded for the 3.5" threads, as this are the mounts used to hold the cage in place inside the computer.

This does not work for the 2008 24" iMac.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2015
I Installed this Sabrent 2.5 to 3.5 unit in my Late-2012 27" iMac. I previously installed an SSD + HDD kit (imgur pictures of build: http://goo.gl/xaqyiI) from Maxupgrades.com (kit website: http://goo.gl/AZ6vl7) and decided that to replace my Seagate HDD with a Samsung 850 Evo SSD. With the Sabrent Kit I was able to mount both SSDs on top of one another where the original 3.5" HDD would have been. Everything is working perfectly.

TLDR; No regrets, would suggest to everyone and purchase again.
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