Due to esoteric circumstances, I was left holding a 500 GB notbook drive. Things could be worse, but for the same price I could have ended up with a lot more storage. That, however, is an entirely different story.
After a quick search on my favorite gizmo site I found an 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter that would let me mount this in my desktop. Very nice. I now have this drive being happily used in my primary machine instead of neglected on a shelf; or depleting my wallet more with a restocking fee.
My one nit of this adapter is that it did not come with rubber washers or grommets. They would have been invaluable in securing the drive to the bracket. However, a quick trip to my hardware store remedied that quickly and cheaply.