Question 9.5mm optical drive in 12.7mm optiplex slot?

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My optiplex 3010 sff needs a replacement optical drive. Will a 9.5mm blu ray drive fit in the 12.7mm OEM caddy? a 12.7mm adapter for the front is included with the drive. Below is a shot. Thanks.

 
My iMac 21.5 uses a 12.7mm optical drive. I was able to use a 9.5mm optical bay adapter for an SSD. However, there was a slight difference in screw placement. It worked but I had to angle the screws slightly. As I recall the screws were slightly closer to the overhang of the optical drive.

Then again it was some cheap no name knockoff of the Optibay I bought on eBay. It could have just be lazy manufacturing.
 

uria702

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My iMac 21.5 uses a 12.7mm optical drive. I was able to use a 9.5mm optical bay adapter for an SSD. However, there was a slight difference in screw placement. It worked but I had to angle the screws slightly. As I recall the screws were slightly closer to the overhang of the optical drive.

Then again it was some cheap no name knockoff of the Optibay I bought on eBay. It could have just be lazy manufacturing.
Thanks for the reply. It's good to know I have that option. Dell useless a screwless design, but I'm aware I may need to put in screws to align the thinner drive properly within in the caddy. I'll try using the OEM caddy first but it's good to know there is a cheap adapter available.
 

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