Will Seagate Momentus XT work in a desktop? Tags: Hard Drives Desktops Seagate Storage Last response: June 10, 2012 3:02 AM in Storage Share dragonx47 May 30, 2012 2:34:52 AM I heard that some sort of 2.5" to 3.5" bracket had to be installed to hold the drive. Is this absolutely necessary and what problems might occur if I skipped this step? More about : seagate momentus work desktop | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Dereck47 Storage Authority May 30, 2012 2:55:53 AM Yes, you should buy a bracket for the Momentus XT. Hard drives have moving parts so they should be mounted securely. Here's a link for a cheap bracket: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse thently May 30, 2012 3:04:13 AM Yes but get an ssd I have one in the laptop im on now really doesnt do much.. Thent | Report abuse dragonx47 May 30, 2012 11:09:42 PM Will the performance of the drive be slower if installed in a desktop? Also, are laptop drives generally slower than desktop ones? | Report abuse thently June 10, 2012 3:02:58 AM No it will perfom on par with a full desktop drive transfering over a gig network i see 100 to 110 MB a second so that is actually a lillt better than you middle of the road drive and on par with higher end ones.. Thent | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Will Seagate Momentus XT work in a desktop?> Related ressources: ForumIs Seagate Momentus XT 750gb will solve my slowness problem ForumSeagate Momentus XT not accessible ForumSeagate Momentus XT or Western Digital Caviar Black? ForumSeagate Momentus XT ForumA SSD along with the momentus xt ForumMomentus xt HD for new laptop? ForumAntec 1200, Seagate Momentus ® XT ForumHybrid SSD Seagate Momentus XT Drive Test Results Beating SSDs ? ForumSeagate Momentus xt or intel ssd???? ForumSeagate Momentus XT in RAID 0 ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumSeagate free agent driver download for win xp ForumSeagate dies again please help ForumTransferring files from desktop computer to laptop ForumWindows Vista install will not show HDD when selecting install area. Forum[Solved] Connecting a Laptop Hard disk directly to Desktop (SATA) ForumUSB Port of my Seagate Expansion portable hard disc got loose and went inside ForumAre Seagate Barracuda good for RAID Forum[Solved] Seagate Barracuda Forum[Solved] Momentus xt HD for new laptop? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !