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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-19-2013

SSD too slim for laptop drive bay

So I purchased a Sandisk SSD for my Dell Latitude E6400 and I went to install it today and when I inserted it into the drive slot i notices it was a bit thinner than the standard SATA drive I had in there. I tried to then screw in the two screws that go through the back cover and into the drive to secure it and they would not reach. Is there anyhting I can do? Do they make a caddy or bracket for these drives?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,238
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: SSD too slim for laptop drive bay

These are the new 7mm height drives. This is part of the newest SATA spec. Older computers use 9.5mm height sata ports. They make 2.5mm spacers but it is really hit or miss finding them. I would just tape a folded piece of paper or something to the SSD to take up the 2.5mm gap.