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? m 0 l Hawkeye22 a b D Laptop a c 371 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Speed of 2.5" HD: External USB3 vs. Internal SATA Forum 2.5 laptop HD into older Dell desktop Forum 2.5" laptop HD in desktop w/ converter - safe? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !