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SilverStone Technology 3.5-Inch to 2 X 2.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive HDD - SSD Bay Converter Silver (SDP08) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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SilverStone Technology 3.5-Inch to 2 X 2.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive HDD / SSD Bay Converter, Silver (SDP08)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 1573 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 1.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Finish5.0   average
Quality4.9   above average
Price4.8   above average
Speed4.6   average
Adapter4.4   above average
Bracket4.2   above average
Case4.1   average
Installation4.1   average
Screw3.6   average
Cable3.5   average
Power1.5   below average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"Had no problem installing the adapter tray."
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"The solution was to use the screws that came with the adapter - problem solved."
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"But if you are looking at Dell PC's, and there are a LOT of them out there, be aware of this adapter may have some incompatibility and if you use a Dell drive caddy be prepared to cut the handle."
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"Nothing to fault with this bay adapter."
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"I bought a power splitter and a SATA 6Gbps adapter (slow) and found the tray to work very well."
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"Unfortunately, I bought the adapter to make use of the two unused external bays on my Antec Sonata case."
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"With this SilverStone adapter I was able to install a Samsung 850 EVO SSD into a 2009 27 iMac."
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"Excellent adapter, gets the job done."
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"Installed with ease, both getting the drives into the adapter and the adapter into the drive bay."
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"This adapter was pretty no-frills but I knew it would work right out of the box without having to run back to the store or use my emergency screws."
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Bracket

Bracket:
"The only complaint I have is that screwing in the 2.5 drive to the bracket is difficult due to the space between the spot where the drive goes and the walls."
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"Even though my Samsung SSD fit perfectly inside this bracket, the bracket itself was hard to fit iniside the pc case."
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"Still 5 stars, it was realistically a problem with the Antec brackets, not the Silverstone converter."
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"Hard to screw the ssd into the bracket because lack of space."
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"I had no problem installing the bracket and it fits snug to support the SSD."
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"My 2.5 SSDs fit into it perfectly, however the bracket is about 1 8 too narrow, so it fits extremely loosely in the 3.5 bay."
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"Other than that, the coating is nice, and the alignment of the edge of the drive to the edge of the bracket is spot on."
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"Love how this bracket was flexible enough to fit in a standard bay as far as screw holes and providing a solid fit for the SSD whereas others did not."
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"I love the SSD that I installed, and this mounting bracket made the installation easy."
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"This bracket was perfect for my needs."
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Cable

Cable:
"The power and data cables can be stiff, and hard to get into tight places."
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"I had a bit of a hassle connecting a daisy-chained power cable from an adjacent hard drive to this one, but with a little coaxing I was able to get it to work."
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"Another problem is the power cable."
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"Unless you have the Silverstone Sata cables (Power & Data Both) then it is hard to use this drive cradle."
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"There is a front and a back to it so if you are installing it make sure the plug end of your SSD is at the shallow end so you can more easily plug in your power and data cable."
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"As it is, the way the SSD fit actually made it easier to connect the cables so I'm happy."
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"It mounted perfectly and the cables still reached it."
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"If you mount one upside down, you can run the cables more easily."
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"Good for people who have loose cables to connect to multiple SSD drives, however this will not work if you have mounted connection points such as in a drive encloser or external drive bay."
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Case

Case:
"That is by no means a fault of the device, but the design of the case."
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"Nice metal tray, fits the Samsung SSD perfectly, comes with screws; BUT the side rails are almost a millimeter too tall (more than a standard HDD) so would not fit into the quick mount 3.5 HDD slots on my fairly new full tower computer case until I ground off the excess height - not easy since hard metal alloy."
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"I'm sure it works fine with other cases, but with my Cooler Master Centurion it was way more of a hassle than I expected."
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"Same threaded holes as a standard 3.5 HDD including (6) side holes and (4) bottom holes (I needed the bottom holes for the bottom mount HDD trays in my computer case) - these are surprising hard to find."
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"Even though my Samsung SSD fit perfectly inside this bracket, the bracket itself was hard to fit iniside the pc case."
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"I also found that the threaded holes for the 3.5 inch mount did not work well with the pins on my drive rails for my Antec 302 case."
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"Perfect fit very easy to use in silverstone HTPC case"
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"Worked perfect in my corsair cool master computer case."
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"Used in my Silverstone case - great combination! "
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"Perfect fit for a samsumg SSD 500 GB in an Antec 900 case."
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"Fits very well in my PC case."
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Finish

Finish:
"Annoying piece of tape left some residue that could not be cleaned off and kind of affected the nice shiny finish in that spot."
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"Construction and finish were excellent."
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"excellent product finish and fit."
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"Nice gunmetal finish."
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"Way nicer feel & finish than I expected from the cheap model."
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Installation

Installation:
"Had no problem installing the adapter tray."
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"Considering I only have 1 SSD at the moment I was unable to test this feature, but while installing it , I could clearly see the space for the second SSD, which will be nice for when I get another one in the future."
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"I had no problem installing the bracket and it fits snug to support the SSD."
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"Installation with no fit problems.... new ssd drive slid right into the bay with no issues.. all round good product"
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"It slows down installation by a few seconds for each screw."
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"Installing my SSD into it was a little bit of a challenge at first since I was using a kind of large screwdriver."
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"Ease of use: 10 10Ease of installation: 8 10 - wire issue stated aboveSatisfaction: 10 10"
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"The pre-threaded holes were perfect and made installing this a breeze."
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"This is a nice adapter for installation of an upgraded SSD Solid State Hard Drive."
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"I love the SSD that I installed, and this mounting bracket made the installation easy."
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"Fits perfectly into 3.5 bay, no problems installing a Samsung 840 SSD."
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Power

Power:
"For me, this was a problem because I was using multiple SATA power plugs on a single cable to connect the power."
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"The power and data cables can be stiff, and hard to get into tight places."
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"I bought a power splitter and a SATA 6Gbps adapter (slow) and found the tray to work very well."
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"I bent my wires and barely made it fit, but it was so tight that I was worried it was going to snap the power connector."
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"I had a bit of a hassle connecting a daisy-chained power cable from an adjacent hard drive to this one, but with a little coaxing I was able to get it to work."
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"Another problem is the power cable."
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"There is a front and a back to it so if you are installing it make sure the plug end of your SSD is at the shallow end so you can more easily plug in your power and data cable."
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"wasn't designed properly to easily plug in two SSDs to the power supply."
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"Allows the SSD to protrude enough so the power and SATA cables can reach comfortably."
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Price

Price:
"For the price it's hard to beat."
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"Couldn't be more satisfied, especially for the price."
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"I'd take a star off if the price wasn't so great (and it was my own fault anyway)."
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"great price and product arrived on time thank you"
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"It's pretty cheap cut steel, but then again the price is low and all it really has to do is keep the drive in place without cutting off all air and frying it."
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"But the price and delivery timing were excellent."
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"Quite easy to install, a very useful piece at a very affordable price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I was disappointed that the company's quality control did not catch it as a defect."
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"Good quality and fit, and edges are machined well enough to not have to worry about being cut by them."
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"the quality of the item was very reasonable for the value you get for this item - it worked well"
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"Simply unmatched great quality."
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"Top quality and works perfectly."
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"Nice quality and easy to use."
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Screw

Screw:
"The screws are a little hard to get started, but no big deal (would have been easy with a magnetic tip screw driver, but the instructions on installing my new SSD was DO NOT use a magnetic tip screw driver."
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"The only downside was holding the screws to install the drive: while there is an opening for the screw driver, fingers don't quite fit in between the outside and the supporting tab."
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"slightly challenging to use, as the bottom screw holes are challenging to get an SSD drive aligned to."
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"The screws are really hard to put them on the drive, took me a lot of time and patience, but fits perfectly on my computer gabinet, i love it."
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"It didn't like my ATX hard drive blue wrapper weird alt mounting whatever-you-call-that, so I had to use screws."
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"The solution was to use the screws that came with the adapter - problem solved."
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"The screws are a little hard to get started, but no big deal (would have been easy with a magnetic tip screw driver, but the instructions on installing my new SSD was DO NOT use a magnetic tip screw driver."
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"Once I got the screws into the device, it has worked well."
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"Once you screw them in, it's easy to wipe the small amount off the head of the screws."
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"The position of screw hole is great and I can hook up 2 SSD in it."
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Speed

Speed:
"fast and easy,no install problems"
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"Great Item - Fast Shipping - Will Purchase Again"
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"Performed excellent"
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"Good price, fast shipping."
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"SSDs are the single best thing you can do to speed up your system and these brackets make them fit your desktop computer."
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"Installed in my xps400 up and running at fantastic speeds, with Win XP along with the ssd drive it seems as fast as my xps8700"
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