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on 29 November 2009
I have a Dell Optiplex 755 which has 2 internal 3.5inch hard drive bays. I bought this adapter bracket to allow me to mount a 3rd hard drive in a vacant 5.25inch bay.
The bracket comes with 2 sets of screws. Attach the bracket to the drive using the 4 'HDD size' screws provided. The bracket then provides 4 screw holes in the standard location for an optical (CD, DVD) drive. Use the 4 'CD size' screws provided to fix everything into the optical drive bay.
In the case of my Dell, 5.25in drives are located and slid into position using 3 shoulder screws provided with the PC. These fitted to the bracket without problem (I didn't need the screws supplied with the bracket), and the new hard drive clicked into place and is now up and running. No probs whatsoever.
Note that you don't need a bezel to cover the front of the drive, as a 3.5in drive is shorter from back to front compared to a 5.25inch drive, and so will sit happily well back from the existing front panel bezel.
Hope this helps