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I have two 2.5" SATA hard drive from my old laptop - HP Pavilion dv9500 - and I was looking forward to transferring my data to my desktop. Unfortunately, since my laptop does not work anymore, I couldn't directly backup the data to an external hard drive or network computer. I understand that desktops normally use SATA 3.5" connectors. I was looking for a converter that will let me use the hard drives (part number 457669-001) through a bracket/converter inside the desktop. I have a budget of around $50 on the converters. Also, will the power supply through the converter (if I buy one) be a problem? I am attaching a picture of the hard drives if needed. Thanks.

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  1. SATA drives 2.5" and 3.5" use the same connectors. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136564
    My suspicion is that you already have some kind of converter for your laptop on them.
  2. But I will still need a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter right, cause I checked the sata cables on my desktop and they will def not fit the hdd I got. Also checked my laptop and saw that these hdd bays connected directly to the motherboard
  3. Best answer
    Did you check that you have an adapter from sata connector to your motherboard already on the drives, look at the picture of the one in my link! 2.5 to 3.5 bay adapters http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100016546&IsNodeId=1&Description=2%2E5%20to%203%2E5%20adapter&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
    And there is a picture of a regular SATA connector on the top of your drives!
  4. Do I need to have a converter bracket bay to connect 2.5 to 3.5? Cause , I am stupid and just found out there was a converter already on the hdd
  5. For mounting the drives in a 3.5" bay then you need something, cheapest I can find http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994139 Dual drive adapter so you only need one
  6. Thanks for all the help! Final q, how can I be sure the bay bracket I buy won't result in overheatinf?
  7. Best answer selected by imanwnms.
  8. There is going to be gap between the drives and just as long there is some airflow through your case there is going to be better cooling than in the laptop!
  9. Why did that show up as a diff name?
  10. Hi again, I looked again and noticed that I am missing extra 7 pin data connector cables. I looked at newegg.ca again and I thought you could help me choose a good couple of those cables. I do have extra power cables coming out of my PSU, so I am fine on that, I just need data cables. Also I noticed that the 3.5" drive on the desktop uses 12V power, while the laptop HDD's I have uses 5V each, is this going to be a problem? Will I have to remove the yellow cable from the power connector so as not to fry the drives?
    Thanks for the link to the drive brackets but since I am in Canada I noticed I would have to pay $9.99 extra for shipping. I was wondering if you could help me look at some online Canada stores where I might get free shipping. Thanks!
  11. Another question, I noticed that the sata connector slots on my motherboard are color coded. Will this be a issue on the type of cable I need?
  12. Here is another store http://ncix.com/ or http://www.canadacomputers.com/
    The color of the slot does not matter for the cable but any SATA data cable will work (most of them SATA III today). Sometimes the difference in color is because of different controller/speed, SATA II or SATAIII check your motherboard manual.
  13. awolfe63 said:

    Thanks but what I was looking for is not USB speed but direct connection. Thanks anyways.
  14. rolli59 said:
    Here is another store http://ncix.com/ or http://www.canadacomputers.com/
    The color of the slot does not matter for the cable but any SATA data cable will work (most of them SATA III today). Sometimes the difference in color is because of different controller/speed, SATA II or SATAIII check your motherboard manual.

    I could not find my manual, but I will try to find it online. I decided to go with memory express and buy it from a local outlet, for a little bit more price (still lower than what I would have to pay if I bought with shipping). Also that came with a warranty so I can change it if ti doesn't work. I am just waiting for the bracket.
    Thanks!
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