2.5" to 3.5" disk adapter for Antec Sonata III 500 slide bays

RhatsaRuck

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I seek a 2.5" to 3.5" disk adapter that will fit in the one of the four disk drive slide bays for the Antec Sonata III 500:

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjA=

I purchased one of these adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B [...] 00_details

but it is not designed to fit in the four disk drive slide bays in the Sonata; this tray is designed to fit in a traditional 3.5" drive bay.

I was able to jury rig this unit by securing the adapter into one of the Sonata slide bays using zipties. Not an ideal solution but it seems to work.

I've searched Newegg.com and Amazon.com for 2.5" to 3.5" adapters. I see a bunch of other adapter choices. Has anyone had success using these other adapters specifically in the Antec Sonata III 500?

 
So far, no, but I haven't looked too hard. I put a SSD in my wife's Sonata III (until it died a month later), and the 3.5" adapter that came with it had screw holes in the wrong place for those particular trays; I think they needed to be on the bottom, not the sides.