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    Question 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    I have an old case that only has 1 accessable 3.5" bay it in, which is filled by the current hard drive, but I want to add a second hard drive to the system...

    Where is the cheapest place to buy a 5.25-3.5" bay converter?

    I see scan has this: Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    but it seems quite expensive for what it is! Is there something cheaper?

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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    Check out this eBay search, first result.

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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    Thats about right.

    They are horribly over priced for all they are.

    Maplin have them:
    Maplin > Hard Disk Drive Fixing Kit with Anti Vibration

    A bit more expensive, but if you have a local store you can at least save on delivery.

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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andaho View Post
    I have an old case that only has 1 accessable 3.5" bay it in, which is filled by the current hard drive, but I want to add a second hard drive to the system...

    Where is the cheapest place to buy a 5.25-3.5" bay converter?

    I see scan has this: Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    but it seems quite expensive for what it is! Is there something cheaper?


    Get some cheap elastic and suspend the drive that way easy to do and cheap.

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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    Not cheapest, but if it's SATA I highly recommend getting one of these allowing you to change hard drives at will.

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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    my vote goes for the metal types ( ebay and maplin link )

    i have in the past screwed them to the bottom of the case so the fan blew over the drive ( P1 / PII days )

    i use one in a HTPC atm
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    Re: 5.25" to 3.5" Bay Converter - Cheapest place to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Check out this eBay search, first result.
    Hey! Excellent job finding them on ebay... I was searching things like "5.25 to 3.5 converter" and found nothing

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