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Old 11-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default internal 2.5" dock?

Surprised this isn't easily found.

Would like a 2.5" hot swap dock that fits internally in a 3.5" bay. Something that doesn't require a tray or enclosure, but just lets you have a 2.5" door that you can jam a SSD into like a cartridge in the front of your case.

Anyone know of anything like this? I see lots of external bulky plastic base station style docks that hang off a USB port but nothing internal.

I will not touch anything mechanical now, and just want a "cartridge port" on my PC to use external SSDs as you would a floppy or thumb drive. No trays, caddies, etc.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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Do you mean something like this or fully internal...?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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WOW me like !
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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Yeah, that is pretty cool.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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I do need to find a internal usb 3 card that has the usb port so we dont need to run that cable outside the case and back into a rear usb port
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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Thermaltake makes a dual 2.5" dock that fits in a 3.5" bay: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...C=1257&ID=1826
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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I do need to find a internal usb 3 card that has the usb port so we dont need to run that cable outside the case and back into a rear usb port
You can get a 19-pin internal to USB3 female adaptor for that. If you need an internal 19-pin USB3, look no further then here...
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #8
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Do you mean something like this or fully internal...?
Perfect! Though I'd prefer SATA connection, but this will do otherwise! Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #9
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This uses a sata connection. I have a couple of them and they work fine for me.

http://m.tigerdirect.com/application...FQtxQgod9iwABg
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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I know you didn't ask for a 5.25" but I have this Thermaltake. The bees knees is the fact that it holds a 3.5 and a 2.5 HDD/SSD simultaneously, yet only requires a single SATA power connector. While the usb 3.0 is just icing.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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This is what I use. The best built quality ever. Highly recommended.
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What an interesting thread we have going here. Thanks for the links, guys...
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