Getting a 2.5" laptop HD to be a either external or Desktop internal Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Desktops External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 26, 2012 11:51 AM in Storage Share Computerguy9009 October 26, 2012 9:57:18 AM This has been on my mind, i have a few laptop hds that i would like to use as either external hard drives or internal hard drives as to hold data, what would all be needed in either of these? I bought a couple adapters. http://www.ebay.com/itm/400319464576?ssPageName=STRK:ME... http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-2-5-3-5-Drive-SATA-to-ATA-I... Now, with these is this enough to do what i am intending on doing, using it as the primary hard drive on a system? Either external, internal does not matter, and if i need more cords to make it happen ill prob buy them i have a few laptop HDs, ones a 640gb freshly pulled from a parted out dv7-4xxx beats edition More about : laptop external desktop internal tomatthe a b G Storage October 26, 2012 11:48:13 AM Are the laptop drives ide, and are you connecting them to sata or ide connections? Hawkeye22 a b D Laptop a c 290 G Storage October 26, 2012 11:51:52 AM If you are sure it's IDE, then why not just get something like this instead of playing around with adapters. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumConnecting 2.5 " SATA Disk to Desktop Internal SATA ForumConverting external hard disk to internal after overvolting ForumInternal 2.5 " hard drive put in an enclosure vs. ready-made external ForumExternal HD vs Internal HD w/ Enclosure (making it external ) ForumWD External Drive to Internal ForumLaptop as Desktop 's external USB hard drive??? ForumAre HD carriers for current 2.5 " drives standard? Forum(gateway laptop ) Looking for a new internal HD ForumAccess Denied/Can't view files and can't delete them either HELP! ForumGetting files on windows desktop off a internal hdd ForumSub $ 2.5 k desktop build ForumExternal HD or Internal in a Enclosure? ForumExternal HD not found, sort of.... ForumUsing externally powered portable 3.5" hdd as Internal desktop hdd. Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumMy external Hard Drive won't format and won't work ForumAccessability problem with WD external harddrive ForumExternal hard drive? ForumWindows does not see files on external hard disk ForumProblem with external DVD player and laptop More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !