Replaced HD with a 256gb SSD... but need a 3.5" HD bracket that actually works

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mzjin, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. mzjin macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2011
    I bought a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter/bracket from Microcenter and of course, it's too large...

    For now, I have the SSD double sided taped to the system and it's working fine, but I'm thinking I want to find a proper enclosure/bracket/adapter that will actually fit inside the iMac.

    Anyone know where I can find one?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I have taped my Vertex 2 in my 2007 iMac just as you did, and it is still holding after three months, even shaking the iMac does not produce any rattling sounds.
  3. mzjin thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2011
    Yea, I know it will hold... I used automotive double sided tape which holds forever. I have no problem just leaving it in there but I'd rather not because it's annoying to think about...
  4. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    You can get one here:

    It's probably a little pricier than others, but it's guaranteed to fit and also places the SATA connection exactly where it would be on a 3.5" drive.

    If you like buying from Amazon, and have some other items on your shopping list, you can get it from there for $2.99 less and free shipping on orders of $25 or more....

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