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. m 0 l 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can I Swap 3.5"SATA Hdd Adaptor and use 2.5"SATA hdd in place Forum Can i use a SATA 3Gb cable to connect a 3.0gb hdd to 6.0gb motherboard port Forum Can i upgrade 160gb of my laptop HDD 2.5inches sata in my super slim Ps3 12gb? Forum SolvedSATA Marvell 6Gb/s vs. Intel 3GBb/s on my motherboard for my HDD Forum SolvedWill 3GB/s Motherboard with 6GB/s SATA HDD and SATA Cables work? Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum SolvedCan I use the 2.5" HDD in my desktop? My case supports 3.5" Forum How do access my files using sata 2.5 hdd enclosure Forum SolvedCan I use a data SATA 3 HDD in a SATA 2 and then add that HDD to a New Computer? Forum SolvedMy motherboard has SATA 3 Gb/s ports. (SATA 2?) So it is OK to buy SATA 3 HDD? It is worth to buy SSD or 7200 rpm? Forum SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum Would old 2.5" HDD (5400 rpm, SATA 150) benefit from a USB 3.0 enclosure? Forum Will Sata 3 - 2.5" hdd work in a sata 2 - 2.5" hdd slot? Forum SolvedI have an SATA 3gb/s Motherboard Can I install a 6gb/s hdd Forum SolvedAny benefit in removing a HDD from an USB 3.0 enclosure and using SATA instead? Forum can i power a 3.5 inch Sata drive using usb adapter from 2.5 inch external drive? Forum Solved2.5 SATA HDD Too thick for my dell??? Forum Sata 3 HDD on a Sata 2 Motherboard Forum SolvedSeagate ST1000LM014 Momentus XT 2.5" SATA Solid State Hybrid Drive can i use this in my pc build ? Forum Unable to see HDD (From an old PC) using a USB3.0/SATA w/ Power Supply -- Converter or HDD Problem?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !