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 Post subject: HDD 2.5 to 3.5 convertor
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:43 am 
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Hello would like to use a 2.5" as my 3.5" HDD is full.
Would anyone recommend using the 2.5" converters or using the 2.5" without a converter?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Have you tried the icy dock - 2.5"-3.5" converters.
Insert the 2.5" HDD & pop the whole kit into the X10 done.
Or just use the 2.5" HDD, as long as you don't move the device about the HDD should be fine (inside the unit - X10).
With 2.5", less noise and works great too.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Look for a 2.5" to 3.5" "hard drive mounting kit", you can get them for under GBP 10 from Amazon etc. If you can find an enclosed one then this reduces drive noise even further. The one I'm using is a Kingston 2.5" to 3.5" storage bay adaptor for serial ATA drives, bought from eBuyer. It looks remarkably like the ICY box referenced earlier, costs around £15, but has been perfect.
Glen.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:12 pm 
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GlenV wrote:
Look for a 2.5" to 3.5" "hard drive mounting kit", you can get them for under GBP 10 from Amazon etc. If you can find an enclosed one then this reduces drive noise even further. The one I'm using is a Kingston 2.5" to 3.5" storage bay adaptor for serial ATA drives, bought from eBuyer. It looks remarkably like the ICY box referenced earlier, costs around £15, but has been perfect.
Glen.

I've recently purchased the Icy Dock MB990SP-B 2.5 - 3.5" converter (available from scan.co.uk) £8.38+VAT, does the trick job nicely. Mounting the drive in it is totally tool-free
My X10 is now almost silent now :) .
And when the HD is powered down whilst listening to the iradio, and the music DB is accessed, spin-up time is very fast compared to a 3.5" drive.
Recommended!
Rick.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:03 pm 
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I run my X10 with a 2tb Samsung EVO 850 SSD installed inside a Startech 2.5 to 3.5 inch SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Adapter Enclosure. By adding a 30cm replacement SATA data cable and lengthening the X10's (captive) SATA power cable with a right-angle plug extension, the drive enclosure can be installed back-to-front, like this:

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If the drive cover is left off, after powering down the X10 (please don't try hot-swapping!) the SDD can be ejected simply by pressing the red button.

This set-up enables the SSD to be easily removed for security, or backing-up up using a 6Gbps drive docking station (thus circumventing the USB2/100Mbit/s Ethernet speed limitation of the X10). :D

A word of warning: I initially tried this setup with a 2.5 to 3.5 inch SATA converter that included a built-in USB3 connector (see photo below) in addition to a pass-through SATA socket. For some reason, the additional USB3 circuitry in this enclosure prevents the X10 from detecting the SSD through the SATA connection at start-up.
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