Late 2009 3.5 to 2.5 Bracket

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  1. guynorton macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm about to take the plunge and replace the failing hard-drive (non recallable) in my late 2009 Imac, with an SSD. The one problem I have is finding a suitable 3.5 to 2.5 bracket. I've had recommendations for American products which aren't available in Europe; the Netherlands to be specific, and seeing as my hard-drive could give out at any moment I'd rather not risk waiting too long for one to turn up from the States. No-one on the Dutch forum I use has been able to say for certainty which brackets are compatible.

    I did however find this: Icy Dock MB882SP-1S-2B
    http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/Icy_Dock/MB882SP-1S-2B/410604/?event=search

    Can anyone say if this will work?
    There are cheaper alternatives here:
    http://azerty.nl/producten/zoek?GRO...ING=levertijd_asc&presentatie=miniatuur-lijst

    Anyone familiar with any of these?

    Thanks in advance, Guy
     
  2. hfg, Nov 1, 2012
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    hfg macrumors 68040

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  3. guynorton thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. hfg macrumors 68040

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    If you want to save some money, you could simply mount the lightweight SSD drive with some double-sticky foam tape. Since the power/data is supplied with "floppy" cables, there isn't any alignment issue requiring a formal "mount". Simply stick it down and plug it in! :cool:
     
  5. guynorton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting idea!
    Alas my Icy Dock is in the post...and I dont think Amazon.uk will pay the return postal charges from the Netherlands.....
     

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