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SABRENT 2.5 to 3.5 Inches Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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SABRENT 2.5 to 3.5 Inches Internal Hard Disk Drive Mounting Kit (BK-HDDH)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 1591 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 1.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed5.0   above average
Price4.8   average
Quality4.8   average
Bracket4.2   average
Installation4.2   average
Adapter4.0   above average
Case3.8   average
Power3.8   average
Screw3.8   above average
Cable3.5   average
Connection3.1   below average
Connector2.4   average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"I had no problem mounting my Samsung EVO drive to this adapter and the adapter went easily into the drive slot."
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"The problem is the heads of the screws to mount this adapter to the hot swap bracket are NOT counter-sunk flush mount and therefore exceeds the width of the carrier to slide into the computer."
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"Sadly the partner ide 2 sata adapter from Sabrent didnt work out @ all ... Great drive chassis ... Crappy sata adapter ..."
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"This adapter and the identical Newer Technology adapter solve that problem and put the SATA plug exactly where it would be on a 3.5 drive."
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"This didn't fir well with this adapter."
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"I had no problem mounting my Samsung EVO drive to this adapter and the adapter went easily into the drive slot."
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"Nice adapter to fit into a standard ATX case."
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"Great adapter."
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"The adapter is made very well: heavy steel, not plastic and the screw holes lined up perfectly with the drive."
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Bracket

Bracket:
"The other disapointment is as another reviewer complained about, is the sensless degradation of the sturdy bracket with Sabrent's silly Logos punched everywhere that would otherwise lend usefulness in drilling and tapping ones own mounting holes in their place! "
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"Computers that use these holes, like Dells, located on the bottom of the drive, to mount the hard drive will not be able to mount this bracket without some creative mounting techniques."
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"No bottom mounting holes - that's a big drawback for this adapter bracket without those holes."
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"The designer of this bracket completely missed that."
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"Since Dell is non-standard, it can be really hard to find a 3.5 to 2.5 mounting bracket that will work with the Dell hard drive bracket."
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"My problem is the same as others - the placement of the drive after securing it to the bracket is too far inside and it does not put the drive in the same place as a traditional 3.5 drive would sit."
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"It's shorter but all the screw holds aligned perfectly to the HDD bracket."
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"The bracket is good though."
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"The screws on this bracket are cheap and strip easily."
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"The bracket is of good quality."
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"Then you need this bracket - installs quickly and easily and makes installing the SSD much easier."
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Cable

Cable:
"Hard to get the SATA cables in at that point though"
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"Unfortunately the the SATA cables are not long enough to connect up."
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"The problem with that is that most SATA cables have a 90-degree connector and you can't connect that to the drive if the drive is recessed in the bay."
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"Sturdy build though, just doesn't play nice with all cables and cases."
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"My only complaint is that I couldn't put a 90 degree SATA cable on my SSD because the metal frame stuck out just a bit too much and blocked the cable."
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"This can create some problems when attaching SATA cables-- especially angle cables."
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"Cables went on very easy."
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"If you have a really tight OEM case with fixed power cables, make sure you take a good long look at things before you purchase this."
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"Because of that, I recommend getting a straight SATA cable instead of an right angle cable."
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"My suggestion is unless you need a right angle purchase a straight cable it will be easier for installation.."
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"SSD is centered in the length of the adapter, so cables were easier to attach before slipping the caddy into place."
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Case

Case:
"Good product, but one downside: no holes for mounting from bottom as some cases do."
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"Unfortunately, this will NOT work in the 3.5 bays of an Antec P180 case; there simply aren't any screwholes near the needed locations."
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"Sturdy build though, just doesn't play nice with all cables and cases."
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"But if you're running a single power cable with two plugs - like those in the Dell case - this is not a good choice."
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"It comes complete with mounting screws, and it fit my case and drives with no problem."
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"a necessary addition as my case did not have 2.5 slots, the mounting holes did not line up very well on my case, but i didnt expect them to line up perfectly, it holds my drive more securely than it dangling mounted by a single screw."
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"However, I used it for my PC case mount so it's perfect to me."
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"Nice adapter to fit into a standard ATX case."
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"Still, once it was secured, it fit easily and well into my case and it hasn't moved since."
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"__________________________________*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *** if you have a case that supports spaces for 3.5 inch hard drive units and you want to get a 2.5 inch drive installed in that 3.5 inch space quickly and painlessly."
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"If you have a good modular power supply and roomy case, this probably won't be much of an issue for you."
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Connection

Connection:
"Good product, but be warned if you have quick connect drives like on the Lenovo's X510 this will not be compatible, but it did work in my other computer and installation was easy."
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"though i am not able to connect two drives in this mounting kit because all the sata power connectors on my PSU are all right angle (also why i got this in the first place because my case the Redbone U3's 2.5 mounting is on the very bottom of the case and the right angle does not work very well putting alot of strain on the SSD and connector) but that is in no way the mounting kits fault and if you got some sort of extender or molex to sata that was straight it could mount two."
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"The reason for 4 stars is the fact that unless you are using all straight SATA connections you will be unable to connect the drives."
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"The problem is that this does not align the power and data connections with where they are on a 3.5 drive."
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"If you put two drives in here you will have problems connecting either power or the SATA lines."
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"However, I did buy this on the basis that it would be needed when I fitted the SSD into it's case, but as it turns out the case came with SSD slots.....I still used it as access for the connections was easier."
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"As others have stated, this isn't going to line up the connectors for a drive sled type install, but if you are using cables to connect your hard drive, this works great."
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"Device is very simple but frame does not provide enough clearance for SATA cable to connect easily to drive."
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"SSDs can be even or staggered to make cable connection easier."
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"If you are replacing a 3.5 hard drive with this unit and a 2.5 hard drive or ssd, it works perfectly, as long as you are using sata cables to connect the drive."
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Connector

Connector:
"A little hard to attach the SATA connectors."
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"The problem with that is that most SATA cables have a 90-degree connector and you can't connect that to the drive if the drive is recessed in the bay."
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"When affixing SSD to the platform make sure you keep it stabilized while screwing the hardware together to avoid stress damage to the drive connector assembly."
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"Great Idea - Nicely Engineered - Absolutely Crappy SATA Connector Soldering Quality!"
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"So if you have a tool-less bay that blocks the front of the drive, you may not be able to get the connectors in without slight modification."
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"The SSDs mount just fine, but that left the SATA connectors in the wrong position to plug directly into the mating connectors in the server."
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"works great, but would be better if the connector end of the 2.5 HD's was flush with one end of the mounting kit as it can quite difficult in some circumstances to get the SATA connector deep enough into the mounting kit to connect to the HD."
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"Great Idea - Nicely Engineered - Absolutely Crappy SATA Connector Soldering Quality!"
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"The bracket's SATA connector is located too far to the right (facing the bracket from the SATA connector end) for perfect alignment when plugged into an enclosure or backplane SATA connector... a few thousandths off is too much!"
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"This is particularly important when you are adding a drive into a case where there is an existing drive and the connectors on the new drive have to perfectly match up with the connectors on the existing one."
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Installation

Installation:
"The screwless hard drive cage installation was unacceptable, therefore used a smaller detachable hard drive cage on the bottom of the main cage to install the mounting bracket."
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"It's a teeny bit on the flimsy side, so be careful when installing it."
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"Good product, but be warned if you have quick connect drives like on the Lenovo's X510 this will not be compatible, but it did work in my other computer and installation was easy."
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"Had problems installing into the computer case."
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"However, I eventually failed in installing."
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"And there are no instructions that come with this so if I'm somehow installing it incorrectly, I wouldn't know any better."
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"Then you need this bracket - installs quickly and easily and makes installing the SSD much easier."
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"1 I am disappointed that Amazon sells this as an add on item before they look into if it fits all desktop models this is how it is advertise copied from its sales pageSupports any computer cases with an available 3.5 drive bay (both screw-on type or tool-less type) Screw pack included to mount the drivesFor use in 3.5 internal drive bay Quick and easy installation Compatible with all types of 2.5 hard drive."
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"Well constructed and very useful for installing an SSD."
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"Combine those with the ones that come with this bracket and I had an easy time installing a new SSD."
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"Works perfect for installing 2.5 SSD into 3.5 HD cage in computer case"
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Power

Power:
"The drives did fit beautifully into the bracket as pictured, but when I went to attach the SATA and power cables, I ran into a new problem - not enough room for the cables!"
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"The problem is that this does not align the power and data connections with where they are on a 3.5 drive."
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"If you put two drives in here you will have problems connecting either power or the SATA lines."
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"If you have a good modular power supply and roomy case, this probably won't be much of an issue for you."
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"If you have a really tight OEM case with fixed power cables, make sure you take a good long look at things before you purchase this."
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"The mount itself worked perfectly, but the case gave issues with the length of the power cable."
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"The SATA and power port in the back perfectly line up with normal full size hard drive and will work great in slide in drive bays which is what I am using it for."
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"Worth noting as well is that no external power is needed for solid state drives."
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Price

Price:
"Very upset, waste of a lot of time and money."
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"Fast delivery, great price and was exactly as described - what's not to love."
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"Same price, less problems."
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"Fast service and good price."
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"Received very quickly, easy to use, good price"
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"The screws on this bracket are cheap and strip easily."
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"Adequately does the job for a very reasonable price."
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"great price and product arrived on time thank you"
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Quality

Quality:
"Not what I needed unfortunately, but it is very great quality product from what I can tell."
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"Nice quality, works just fine, no complaints."
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"Great Idea - Nicely Engineered - Absolutely Crappy SATA Connector Soldering Quality!"
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"Good quality and works as advertised."
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"The bracket is of good quality."
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"- Good quality screws- Good quality material- Extra screws provided- Different size screws provided- Fits great"
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"Good quality product."
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Screw

Screw:
"The problem is the heads of the screws to mount this adapter to the hot swap bracket are NOT counter-sunk flush mount and therefore exceeds the width of the carrier to slide into the computer."
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"It comes complete with mounting screws, and it fit my case and drives with no problem."
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"Came with screws and solved that problem easily."
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"Holes for the drive were not perfectly patterned but were just close enough for the mounting screws to thread in with a little force."
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"The only problem I found is there are no screw holes on the outside tabs on the bottom."
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"The problem is the screws included with the mounting kit were too short to go through the caddy and into the sabrent bracket."
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"It's shorter but all the screw holds aligned perfectly to the HDD bracket."
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"The screws on this bracket are cheap and strip easily."
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"The adapter is made very well: heavy steel, not plastic and the screw holes lined up perfectly with the drive."
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"- Good quality screws- Good quality material- Extra screws provided- Different size screws provided- Fits great"
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Speed

Speed:
"Fast service and good price."
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"If this isn't an issue than proceed and enjoy the potential to mount two blazing fast drives in your computer for optimal work gaming performance."
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"Great product, fast shipping and great communication!"
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"so fast so good"
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"fast shipping and fits the product perfectly"
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