Can you use a 2.5" HDD in a destop sata 3 motherboard? Tags: Hard Drives SATA Motherboards Storage Last response: April 1, 2012 5:25 AM in Storage Share Shawna593767 April 1, 2012 4:52:23 AM Do you need an adapter to do this, because the connections do not look the same. More about : hdd destop sata motherboard vic20 April 1, 2012 5:17:10 AM If you see a bunch of pins on the drive, you need an adaptor. Startech makes good adaptors for almost anything. If its a SATA 2.5" you can plug it right into SATA and SATA power on the desktop. Do it at work all the time. Shawna593767 April 1, 2012 5:25:41 AM Ok, so this should work with my mini-itx motherboard.(sata 3) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I9J5OG/ref=ox_sc_a... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan I Swap 3.5"SATA Hdd Adaptor and use 2.5"SATA hdd in place ForumHow do access my files using sata 2.5 hdd enclosure ForumPossible to swap 2.5 " Pata HDD for Sata SSD? ForumHow to connect 2.5 " SATA HDD to Desktop? ForumIntel X- 25 MLC SATA 2 80gb at capacity. Upgrade to what? ForumWould old 2.5 " HDD (5400 rpm, SATA 150) benefit from a USB 3 .0 enclosure? ForumRequest Advise on Destop /Workstation/Multimedia ForumCan i use a SATA 3 Gb cable to connect a 3 .0gb hdd to 6.0gb motherboard port ForumCant get max read/write out of OCZ VERTEX 3 MAX IOPS SATA III 2.5 " SSD ForumTwo SATA III ports: Best to use them with HDD or SSD? ForumExternal SATA 2.5 hdd enclosure not recognized or even showing up on PC ForumConnecting 2.5 " SATA Disk to Desktop Internal SATA ForumCan I use the 2.5 " HDD in my desktop? My case supports 3 .5" Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumHDD inaccesable and Windows explorer restarting ForumMultiple HDD Question ForumUpgrading Motherboard with Raid0 Setup Forum[Solved] GA-x58A-Sata 2_0/ignoring Marvell Sata 3-Which ssd would better ? ForumCan I boot off a RAID card with only 1 hard drive plugged into it? ForumAfter cloning system on new HDD, system partition became H, while C.. More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !