Fixating a 2.5" hard disk on a 3.5"
As usual, I cannot be responsible for any damage to
your machines when you will experiment the following
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
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
This solution is less expensive that the use of a 3.5"
external case (around 11.5 euros) but also less movable!