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Fixating a 2.5" hard disk on a 3.5" support (light version)

As usual, I cannot be responsible for any damage to your machines when you will experiment the following tutorial.

Two solutions to save a 2.5" hard disk (and data in it) even if one has not a Powerbook/iBook:

1) the first one: put it in an 2.5" external FW case.
2) the second one: put it in an external 3.5" case (or desktop Mac) with a 3.5 -> 2.5" bridge. This method will be discussed hereafter.


The yellow arrow points to the "3.5-->2.5" bridge and its power connector.

The blue arrow points to the guides which adapt the width and the fixations holes to the 3.5" standard.


The bridge simply has to be inserted onto the drive's connectors. The only difficulty is that there is no security to avoid to place it in the wrong position onto the connectors :-(

So please, carefully check the technical specs to understand which bridge's connector pin 1 faces which drive's connector pin 1!, and so on.


Screw the guides and the disk is now ready to be put in place.

This solution is less expensive that the use of a 3.5" external case (around 11.5 euros) but also less movable!

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