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Is it safe to put a laptop hdd to a regular desktop? help fast plz

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September 27, 2012 10:36:42 AM

Im finishing my pc build today, but im using a laptop 2.5 hdd...so i did some searching and some say its ok and some say it fried their hdd. my psu is FSP Aurum Gold 500w. something to do with 2.5 not using 12v, but desktop psus have 12v integrated into their sata connectors and that will fry my hdd?

plz i need answers fast!

thank you

jk
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September 27, 2012 10:39:42 AM

You should be able to use a 2.5" drive in a desktop without issue. Pretty much every SSD is a 2.5" drive, so you barely even have the option of using a 3.5" drive if you have that setup.

Make sure you use the right power connections, but they shouldn't really even fit if you have the wrong one.
September 27, 2012 10:56:00 AM

naan said:
Im finishing my pc build today, but im using a laptop 2.5 hdd...so i did some searching and some say its ok and some say it fried their hdd. my psu is FSP Aurum Gold 500w. something to do with 2.5 not using 12v, but desktop psus have 12v integrated into their sata connectors and that will fry my hdd?

plz i need answers fast!

thank you

jk


all the connections are exactly the same the laptop drive will just be smaller and use less juice
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