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Voltage issue.

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November 24, 2011 8:27:43 PM

I'm building a new desktop to replace the laptop that I own right now. All I need is a new hard drive. However, the prices for hard drives have increased more than twofold.

I was thinking about using my laptop's hard drive as the main drive for my desktop. It's a 5v 2.5" 5400 RPM SATA HDD. I going to purchase the ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-2B 2.5" to 3.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive Converter to fit the drive in the case. Now here's my problem.

What am I suppose to do about the voltage? I'm sure that I'm not supposed to use a 12 volt power cable on a drive that requires 5 volts. It will kill the drive. Is there anything I can do? If so, please let me know.

P.S. This is my first time posting here and I skimmed over the "Read This First" post to see the rules about posting on the forums. If I violated something, I apologize in advance for the mistake.

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a b G Storage
November 24, 2011 8:50:16 PM

SATA is a standard, works the same in both laptops and desktops.

your SATA power connector has both 5v & 12v lines (red & yellow) plus a ground for each(Black)

just plug it in and away you go.
November 25, 2011 1:48:46 AM

Best answer selected by xylophonics.