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Windows 7: laptop's hdd can be used for desktop

09 Nov 2013   #1
nfsworldrace

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 
laptop's hdd can be used for desktop

is it possible to use laptops hdd for desktops use

if yes what items do i need and procedures


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09 Nov 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello again nfs yes mate sizes are all standard.
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09 Nov 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The connectors on laptop HDDs and desktops are interchangeable. The only real differences is physical size (desktop drives are usually 3.5" and laptop drives are 2.5") and speed (desktop drives usually spin faster than laptop drives). Adapters are available to permit installing a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" bay.

You may be disappointed using a laptop drive in a desktop unless the drive is a 7200 rpm unit (most run at 5400 rpm) and it has enough capacity for your needs.
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09 Nov 2013   #4
nfsworldrace

windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

ye i just plan upgrading my laptops hdd to a ssd so i wont need the hdd...so i plan to place it in my desktop for storage only

so what connectors or adapter do i need whats the name
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09 Nov 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nfsworldrace View Post
ye i just plan upgrading my laptops hdd to a ssd so i wont need the hdd...so i plan to place it in my desktop for storage only

so what connectors or adapter do i need whats the name
Yep mate as I said they are standard sizes so as long as you have the correct I/O ie SATA or IDE it makes no difference at all. In fact if you bought an enclosure for it you could make it an external.
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