3.5" to 2.5" adapter $3

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    This wouldn't surprise me as neither one of these seem like authentic goods.
     
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    I use them in the 826 chassis without problems. They are not great as they limit the airflow, but they are much cheaper than other solutions.
     
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    you were able to attach the 2.5" drive and bracket with all 4 screws? i mean, yes they work with just 3 screws attached... that's how i'm using them, but not all the holes on all 4 corners lined up for me.
     
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    With regard to Dell servers, they're shaped this way for a reason, to keep pressures and flow as designed when a normal 3.5" HDD the larger caddy is designed for is used.

    With newer servers with features like Multi-Vector cooling, this is even more important. These days it's not always about just getting as much air through the chassis as possible :)

    Not sure how SM handles it, though
     
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    If I remember correctly I was using all 4 screws. I couldn't full a caddy out to check what I had on the server but I'll take out a spare adapter and see how it fits.

    As far as airflow, I am using this to put SSD in the 3.5" slot. SSD don't generate much heat so I was not too concerned about airflow. Airflow shouldn't be worse than having an actual 3.5" in there.
     
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    Yes, all 4 screws and everything lines up correctly. I think i have latest gen 5.5 SM caddies. Here are few pics
     

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