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2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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HI,

I'm looking for the 2.5" drive bracket to put an SSD in the "new inspiron" desktop 3650.  The picture from the service manual is below.  I've called Dell parts, they have been terribly unhelpful so that has been a dead end.  The picture below is from the Inspiron 3650 Service Manual, page 39.  Here is a link to the manuals PDF.  

topics-cdn.dell.com/.../inspiron-3650-desktop_Service%20Manual_en-us.pdf

Any help finding the part number or where to buy it would be greatly appreciated.  

Brad

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gbrchill
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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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I used StarTech 4x SATA Power Splitter Adapter Cable  from Amazon. It is an extension cable so I unplugged the existing SATA power cable from the 3.5 inch drive and plugged it into the end of this extension cable. The first power connector I plugged back into the 3.5 inch drive and then the cable is long enough to reach down to the 2.5 inch cage and provide power down there with the 3rd and 4th connection.It is a bit ugly but it works.

The SATA data cable was just one I had handy - it plugs into the socket on the motherboard and routes up to the drive, the cable path is pretty obvious with the cable tidy clip.

gbrchill
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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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The SATA data cable is an ordinary one - it plugs into an ordinary SATA socket on the mother board. It is the power cable that is special. Dell pass the power for the drives through their motherboard to a custom power socket. There is a dell part number for the cable, as there is for the drive caddy. I couldn't find anyone in the UK to supply the parts. So, once I had tracked down a caddy on ebay I bought a standard SATA power splitter and plugged one end into the single power lead from the mother board, the one the machine shipped with, and the other connections on the splitter into the existing drive and the new 2.5" SSD.

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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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Hi, 

This is the part# for the bracket X9FV3.

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amunoz951
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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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I'm also trying to add an SSD and I can't find this part. I did a google search and a search on the dell site for X9FV3 and nothing comes up. How do we order this part?

Thanks,

-Alex

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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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You can order this bracket through a Dell Sales chat. You will also need these cables: Dell Part Number : 949TY and GP2JM !

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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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If I'm not shipping the hardware, I'll mount 2.5" SSDs using  two screws to the side of a drive bay.

I would not do this if I were shipping the unit because it isn't supported well enought, but   The SSDs are super light and easily mount with two screws.

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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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0X9FV3 is the part number.


 

If you have a 3.5 inch drive you can mount an ssd to R494D and snap it in.

Or use a silverstone adapter.

The Optiplex R494D 2.5 inch caddy fits inside the 3.5 inch blue caddy.

The Silverstone adapter has all the mount points of a standard 3.5" hard drive, and it's only $12 . It holds two 2.5" devices stacked.

 

 

So the SSD Adapter caddy is 0R494D

 

 


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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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If only you could!!!!....terrible service from Dell.....given it has been impossible to get Dell to respond or find anything appropriate on line, I suggest they supply the caddy as standard issue.

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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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R494D is available on Amazon and Ebay etc and the silverstone adapter is 3rd party available from multiple vendors including newegg.  Both work fine in the standard Dell 3.5 inch caddy.


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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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Doesn't look as though you have read the problem. Getting a 2.5" into a 3.5" drive is childs play.

The task is to get a caddy and connects for a 2.5" ssd into a Bay designated for 2.5" drives.

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RE: 2.5" drive bracket Dell 3650 (or 3655) Desktop

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The 2.5 Caddy is X9FV3.


 



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