Step 5: Drilling

When drilling the holes, make them slightly oversized.
This allows for a little bit of fudging, if you don't drill exactly center.
Keeps the screws from binding.

<p>Thank you for posting this. I am on my way to installing a 2.5 in ssd in an older pc that has no replacement face to put in place of the optical drive, hence, gut the optical drive! The screw placement image that you've posted here will help a lot.</p><p>Also my credo. If I can fix or make it, I won't buy it.</p>
Or you can buy some cheap brackets...
For me, I just pop 'small' HDs into a Tvisto enclosure, OR in a regular enclosure, and use a Western Digital Media player, and use them as portable entertainment centers when I want to share webshows with friends I visit: just hook it up to any TV, and voila!
I also have one of those neat WD media players...<br> Mine's actually the first generation version(2usb, no networking). As portable entertainment centers, I find my 500GB and 1.5TB 3.5&quot; external drives MUCH more useful... The WD just doesn't supply enough power though usb to fuel most of those enclosures. :-( and if i have to plug a drive into power anyhow, might as well be one that holds ALL my media, not just a bit.<br> <br> Plus... after the third enclosure... they get a bit annoying. To me at least. I now keep ONE low-power enclosure, with a 40GB 700mA laptop drive in it(2 usb ports dote job for powering, unlike this drive. Although it SAYS 700mA, it actually draws over 1A at full tilt) ... II find it useful for those files that exceed 8GB(my largest thumbdrive) but that I still want to be ultra portable. All the other drives either find homes in my towers, or get relegated to &quot;spare parts&quot;... andI like my storage too much to spare prt a drive, if I don't have to :-)
Thanks, I missed the fact you were using a SATA drive. Actually, you can get a very inexpensive adaptor to use the other type of 2.5&quot; drive also.
Did I miss it or how do you hook it up to the computer?
laptop SATA drives use the same exact connectors as 3.5&quot; desktop harddrives.<br> <br> the adapter mounts just like it did when it was a functional harddrive(same slot, same screws, etc.)

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