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2.5in SATA/SAS SSD/HDD to 3.5in SATA Hard Drive Converter

Turn Virtually any 2.5" SATA or SAS Hard Drive into a 3.5" SATA Drive

Product ID: 25SATSAS35

  • Trayless design: hard drives are not mounted into separate trays/enclosures
  • Supports 2.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) up to 15mm in height
  • Power indicator LED
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  • Lightweight plastic construction with air vents
  • Plug and Play and hot swap compatible
  • Support for SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)
  • Support for SAS revision I/II (3.0/6.0 Gbps)
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Overview

The 25SATSAS35 2.5-inch SATA/SAS to 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive Converter converts a 2.5-inch SATA or SAS hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) into a 3.5-inch form factor SATA Hard Drive.

The converter provides a versatile solution for 2.5-inch drive installations, enabling you to install a 2.5-inch SATA/SAS drive in a 3.5-inch bay, drive drawer caddy/tray, or into a 3.5-inch drive enclosure.

To maximize performance and utilize the full speed potential of your SATA III hard drives, this HDD Backplane supports SATA III for transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps when paired with compatible controller.

Suitable for drives with a height of up to 15mm, virtually any 2.5-inch SATA or SAS hard drive can be made to look and function like a 3.5-inch hard drive. The drive converter includes mounting holes along the side and base, allowing you to mount the drive if needed, into a compatible system.

The Drive Converter features a trayless design for simple drive installation and removal, and is constructed of durable, yet lightweight plastics, with ventilation openings to aid air flow and help keep hard drives running cooler.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • A trayless design and support for 15mm drives enables quick and easy install/removal of drives, including newer high capacity drives
  • Includes mounting holes on the side and base, providing compatibility with some OEM branded systems, such as Dell
  • Can be mounted into a 3.5" front bay as a 2.5" HDD Mobile Rack or treated as a regular 3.5" hard drive
  • Maximize performance, with file transfer speeds up to 6Gbps when paired with SATA III HDD and controller

Applications

Use available 2.5" hard drives in place of a 3.5" hard drive

Install a 2.5" hard drive into a 3.5" hard drive enclosure or backplane

Turn unused 2.5" hard drives into additional storage in a desktop computer

Use large capacity 12.5mm SATA drives as a front bay removable drive

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Compatible Drive Types SAS & SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in
Fan(s) No
Front Door Key Lock No
Number of 2.5 inch bays 1
Number of Drives 1
Performance
RAID No
Temperature Alarm No
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SFF-8482 (29 pin, Data & Power, Internal SAS) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Plug
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Although mobile racks can enable a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive to connect using a standard Serial ATA (SATA) connector, the hard drive controller must be SAS compatible to properly support SAS drives. SAS controllers can work with SAS and SATA drives, but most SAS drives will only work with a SAS controller.
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Max Drive Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Product Height 1 in [25 mm]
Product Length 5.7 in [145 mm]
Product Weight 4.8 oz [136 g]
Product Width 3.9 in [100 mm]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 7.1 oz [200 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2.5" to 3.5" HDD Converter
10 - screws (6 round, 4 flat)

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Customer Reviews

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(1 star) Did not work for me

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First: could not just slide in the 2.5 drive into the converter, (about 1/2 an inch stuck out the back) in the end I just removed the 8 or 9 screws placed the drive and reassembled the converter. Second: the mounting holes did match the pins on my Dell’s mount.
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(3 stars) Works Well

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This is a decent product. I used it to put a 2.5 SSD in my tower workstation. It fit and worked well.
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(3 stars) Solid performance, not so solid build.

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OK, so I tried to use it internally, but the mount holes don't line up at all (can't move it forward or back in the Lenovo or CoolerMaster case internal positions I tried since they use plastic spacers that fit into the drive holes, which of course, don't line up. My son's PC is built inside an older case that has a 3.5" floppy slot. This chassis works fine in that slot. It was then that I noticed that the drive holes are spaced just fine for a 3.5" HDD, but slid backwards---aka, if the end of the drive was flush with the case--and why would anyone want their internal drive sticking OUT? OK, that being said... I popped an SSD in, and then slid the chassis into a Startech trayless 3.5" removable that I have mounted on the front of my tower, so a drive in a drive tray, in a drive tray. Fit just fine (screw holes are irrelevant this way), and works like a drive should, no performance impact on the SSD within, and invisible to the OS since it's just passing SATA through. As for the build... I like the "open" button and the sliding lock. The plastic is fine for something that doesn't get swapped too often, but doesn't feel that solid. Older trayless drive slots that I use (all Startech BTW...) are solid, and have some metal in the door/latch/housing to provide extra strength/durability. I just don't se that with this adapter. I would buy this to use SSDs in my tower, as removables. But would not recommend if it is going to be in a work environment with people that are hard on the hardware. So perfect score on actual performance, but not so much on physical build. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Malcolm, Customer Support
Thank you for sharing your review of our 25SATSAS35. We do have a variety of similar adapter options for different applications, and perhaps a different version like our 25SAT35HDD would be better suited. This drive converter comes with a 2 year warranty and lifetime technical support. If you do ever run into issues with us, please reach out by clicking Support in the grey bar at the top of our website. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week.

(2 stars) Cheap but works

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The hard drive adaptor has been working well for me but physically very cheap and with limited mounting options, could be better. The hard drive adaptor comes in a box just barely bigger than 3.5 inch hard drive. It is made of all black plastic and raddles like there are loose parts inside when either empty or with a drive installed. When you put a drive in it, the case makes a very scary 'crack' sound. I still can't get used to the terrible sound of the door closing as it sounds like I just broke the hard drive. The open latch is clearly labeled, but at a glance the sliding lock also looks like a latch and breaks off very easy if you try and pull it. There is a blue LED light on the front that lights when it has power. The light doesn't change or flash for drive activity. The adaptor is the same size as a regular 3.5" hard drive however the screw holes are NOT in the same position so the adaptor cannot be installed where other hard drives can. Screws are included with the adaptor. The adaptor works well once the drive is in. The adapter works in SATA docking stations and connected directly to my motherboard. The hard drive adapter works as needed, but is very cheaply made with it raddling and cracking sounds and can't be mounted where 3.5" drive can be. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Malcolm, Customer Support
Thank you for sharing your review of our 25SATSAS35. We wouldn't expect there to be loose parts or a rattling sound from the 25SATSAS35, and would like to look into this further with you. This drive converter comes with a 2 year warranty and lifetime technical support. Please reach out to us by clicking Support in the grey bar at the top of our website. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week.

(4 stars) A little confusing but works (needs instructions)

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I admit that when I first got this out of the box, I didn’t know how to open the flap to access the inside of the adapter. I am not sure what symbol would have triggered my brain to pull the release catch outward, but the symbol on it just didn’t clue me in. I was also puzzled how to remove a drive once put into the adapter, there is an internal mechanism attached to the door that ejects the drive when opened fully, but if you aren’t aware of it, will also prevent the drive from seating until you close the door a little. That being said, once you figure this all out, it’s a great little adapter. I haven’t quite figured out where to install it yet; I want to install it in the front of my PC so I can swap out drives, but it seems to be made to go inside a PC where the drive bays face outwards. Only one of the screw holes line up with an HDD (rear-most, near the SATA connectors). One screw is enough, so I’m OK with this, but it’s a curious design. Once seated, the drive fits well, doesn’t rattle, and the performance is excellent. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review
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(4 stars) Does what I needed it to do

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I had a spare 2.5 inch hard drive and an open 3.5 inch bay in my desktop. This drive enclosure let me put my 2.5 inch drive into the enclosure and mount it into my desktop as additional storage. The case does feel a bit thin and cheap and the lock fell off the first time I used it. I had no issues with the lock after I put it back on. Must of came loose during shipping. It also comes with mounting screws. All in all, the drive was installed into my desktop with no issues at all.
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(3 stars) Nice adapter - simple build quality

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This is a good quality adapter to take 2.5 drives to 3.5. I don't think the design is bad at all but the build of the unit feels cheap compared to some of the other adapters I have had. The performance of the adapter is great and can not be faulted at all. It installed perfectly into my tower and caused zero issues. Overall the product works well. "I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review"
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(2 stars) Mounting holes are incorrect

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We purchased 10 of these only to find out that the side mounting holes do not line up with the side mount holes on a standard 3.5" HDD. This is turn made them useless for upgrading our HP AIO because the HDD caddy is made to line up with a standard HDD mounting points. Also, the threading for said points are fine... as opposed to all standard HDD having coarse threads.
Quality of Product (2/5)
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Response from StarTech.com:
Barry, Customer Support
Hello, Thanks for your feedback. You are correct, this 2.5" to 3.5" hard drive converter does ave slightly different mounting holes compared to most 3.5" hard drives. In most cases lining up with your PC's mounting points is not an issue. However, some designs, including a lot of All-in-One (AIO) PCs, the adapter will not line up correctly. We have released a newer product, the 25SAT35HDD, which is designed to be more in line with common 3.5" hard drive mounting points. It ca be seen here: https://www.startech.com/HDD/Brackets/2-5-to-3-5-hard-drive-adapter-enclosure~25SAT35HDD We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and should you need anything else, please get in touch with our technical advisors by clicking the "Support" button at the top of our website. Thank You