Installing a 2.5" notebook hdd into a desktop

So I have a 2.5" hard drive that i have already screwed into my case using a bracket but when i try to connect it to power, the end will not fit it. It is the same kind of end that I connected to my 3.5" hard drive.

Is there an adapter that I have to buy?

I also noticed that the connectors on the hard drives end are male. Is that significant?
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    Notebook drives have a small adapter PCB that you remove by pulling on it. That should expose the standard SATA connectors underneath.
  2. Thanks fzabkar
  3. the adapter is underneath? how are you supposed to connect it to anything on the computer if its underneath?
  4. Best answer selected by jltcool94.
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