In a couple
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
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.