Well, this is embarrasing !!
I just switched the drand new never used SATA cable with an old one and I managed to do a perfect Windows 7 install !!!
I'll let you know if I get any problems !!
Is there a problem if I put the drive upside down? The adapter bracket is on top and the drive below it.
One of the advantages of a solid state drive is its ruggedness. The SSD will work fine regardless of its orientation. But be careful about the SATA connector becoming loose. A bad SATA connection can cause strange or intermittent behavior.
Since you are describing what sounds like a desktop, you should be okay. Just something to keep in mind if you ever transport your PC.