SilverStone 3.5 to 2.5 Bay Converter Review

SilverStone 3.5 to 2.5 Drive Bay Converter
Reviewer: Tyler DeGiacomo
Category: 
Storage
Model: 
SST-SDP08
Price: 
$7.99

As Solid State Drives (SSD) drop down in price each month, more and more consumers are adopting the technology by swapping out their old hard drives. But many end up being disappointed with their new purchase. Not with the SSD itself, but the fact that majority of desktop PC cases on the market today have drive bays built for 3.5-inch drives, not 2.5-inch.

When making the switch to Solid State Drives (SSD), many neglect to realize the change in form factor. Unlike conventional Hard Drives which have a 3.5-inch form factor, SSD standard size is 2.5-inch. If your current PC case doesn't accommodate 2.5-inch drives, SilverStone has a solution for you.

The SilverStone 3.5 to 2.5 Drive Bay Converter is a sturdy nickel plated drive sled that can seat two 2.5-inch drives in any standard size drive bay.

Specifications

  • Model: SST-SDP08
  • Color: Nickel-coated
  • Material: 1.0 mm SPCC with Nickel Plated
  • Application: 3.5" drive internal bay
  • Capacity: 2 x 2.5" hard drives
  • Overall Dimensions: 101.6 mm (w) x 25.4 mm (h) x 146 mm(d)
  • Weight: 160g

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Conclusion

The Good - Pros
  • Excellent construction
  • Can accommodate up to two drives
  • Standardized dimensions
The Bad - Cons
  • Only a few distributors online
The Ugly - Problems
  • N/A
The Verdict - Opinion
  • No need to purchase another case that accommodates the smaller form factor, simply buy a few of these low cost bay coverts and you're all set. The SilverStone 3.5 to 2.5 Drive Bay Converter is a must if you're switching over to 2.5-inch drives and you can't go wrong with the price.

Innovation: 
4/5
Performance: 
5/5
Compatibility: 
5/5
Cost / Value: 
5/5

19/20

Overall score


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