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OCZ Solid State Drive 3.5-Inch Adaptor Bracket 2 OCZACSSDBRKT2
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- Single piece
- Black-painted metal
- Optimized for use with OCZ SSDs
- Compatible with 2.5-Inch and 3.5-Inch solid state drives
- Fits in standard 3.5-Inch desktop dock bays
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When I tried to use the OCZ bracket, though, I was puzzled to find that the mounting holes on the side of the bracket didn't match that of a 3.5" drive. My Antec P180 case doesn't use slide-in brackets for hard drives, so it didn't fit there. I wondered if it would fit cases where slide-in brackets were used, but when I compared the hole spacing to some spare brackets I had, it didn't match those either.
Checking other review sites, I see that some people had the same issue I did, while others said that the bracket fit their case perfectly. You should check your own case before ordering. The holes in the OCZ bracket are at 3/4" and 2-3/8" from the first hole, closest to one end of the bracket.
Needless to say, the Intel bracket had standard-spaced holes matching a 3.5" drive and worked for me. The OCZ bracket did not.
The width is fine but the length is not that of a standard 3.5" hard drive and as a result will not mount properly to the OEM mount points on the iMac.
I had to make due with attaching only one screw point using this, which should suffice since the iMac doesn't get moved around much, but it's not ideal. For lack of desire to crack back open my iMac and return this, I'll leave it be but wanted to warn others that were in my shoes looking for a solution for their iMac.
I would highly recommend these drive brackets to anyone that has 2.5" SSD drives that need to mount in a 3.5" drive bay.
All 8 screws are metric, while almost every 3.5" drive I've seen uses 6-32 screws. If you bought this adapter by itself, you'll need to scrounge for 8 metric screws. This means that you'll need to get creative if your case has some unusual drive trays. For example, my Dell O960 uses plastic trays with unthreaded pins which pop into the drive's mounting holes. That brings up my next point - this adapter does not have the standard set of mounting holes that most hard drives have, so you may only be able to use 2 mounting points for the adapter instead of all four. Lastly, the drive's position in the adapter places the SATA connectors close to, but not in the exact same place as, a 3.5" hard drive's connectors. Again, if you're using a specialty case with either a backplane the drive is expected to plug into, or with tightly positioned cables, you may have to get creative.
I'm going back to my previous solution - I buy broken or "refurbished" Velociraptor drives (HLFS version with 3.5" adapter) and remove the Velociraptor and mount the SSD in its place. Aside from being a much better fit in the case, it also looks good. Those old Velociraptor drives can be had for prices comparable to this adapter, if you're patient and look around. If you do this, make sure you get the HLFS version and not either of the others, as the HLFS version has the only adapter that matches a 3.5" drive perfectly.
I decided it is not worth using. I cannot return it because I to removed metal from the end and drilled the holes larger. I should have just returned both or them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was ridiculous that I even had to buy one of these. The hard drives should come with them so they fit the ports. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jess
Does not allow me to hold my 240GB SanDisk Plus II in the 3.5" drive sleds on my 2009 Mac Pro. Does not even allow me to easily attach my SSD to the adapter itself without... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gregory Moreno
It fit my SSD (OCZ ARC 100 (240 GB model)) & my full-tower case (Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus) but I docked 2 stars for not including any instructions.Published 5 months ago by Jay
Have successfully used with most versions of the blue Dell Hard Drive caddies.Published 7 months ago by John Holsenbeck Jr
Solid construction, good finish, and installed into my Cooler Master Elite 430 without a hitch. Include 4 chrome screws for SSD mounting and 4 more for mounting the bracket. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bundabar
It is the size of a 2.5 drive in length but 3.5 in width. That makes it complicated to install it in certain pc's.Published 10 months ago by Eric Winter