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Can I use a laptop hardrive in a desktop

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November 26, 2013 7:39:03 PM

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Of days I'm going to be making a gaming pc and I have a 500gb laptop hard rive laying around and I'm wondering can I use it in my standard atx computer build without problems. I'm going to replace it in a month but I want to use this a place holder. It seems to have standard data and data configuration
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November 26, 2013 7:40:58 PM

yes u can.

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November 26, 2013 7:41:14 PM

Yes no problem they use the same Data and power connection!
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November 26, 2013 7:41:35 PM

yes you can, you just need an adapter so you can physically attach it to your desktops hard drive bay (since desktop hard drives are 3.5' as opposed to laptops 2.5')
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November 26, 2013 7:44:38 PM

In the days of SSD's many cases come with the adapter already!
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November 26, 2013 7:55:42 PM

well that is useful :) 

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November 26, 2013 8:42:02 PM

There is a good chance your 2.5" laptop hard drive will not perform as well as
a 3.5" version. Check the windows performance index for a quick check; it should read 5.9 for a sata 2 drive. If it reads less than this use an ssd as a boot drive to balance things up, when you can afford it.
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November 27, 2013 7:14:25 AM

but hey he asked if it worked? :D 

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