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Sata laptop hd on a desktop possible?

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February 19, 2013 8:13:52 PM

Hello people from toms. First of all i want to thank you in advance because i know u will help me, as u always do :D 


My question is simple: can i use a laptop 2.5 drive on a desktop? its sata, so it has the energy and data conectors that fits the desktop. There is any problem? i dont know, maybe an energy problem? it can get burned?

thank you again, i hope u answer me soon

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February 19, 2013 9:04:02 PM

it will work fine though you might need an adapter to fit the desktop connections
if the drive uses mini-sata
http://www.google.com/search?q=mini+sata+to+sata&hl=en&...

Also you might need a 2.5" mounting adapter if your case doesnt have one.
http://www.google.com/search?q=2.5+drive+mount&hl=en&sa...
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February 19, 2013 9:06:19 PM

carboncallate said:
Hello people from toms. First of all i want to thank you in advance because i know u will help me, as u always do :D 


My question is simple: can i use a laptop 2.5 drive on a desktop? its sata, so it has the energy and data conectors that fits the desktop. There is any problem? i dont know, maybe an energy problem? it can get burned?

thank you again, i hope u answer me soon


No problem using the laptop drive. Just remember that laptop drives are typically 5400 rpm and slightly slower. I have an old 80 gig laptop drive that I use as kind of a super size thumb drive.

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February 20, 2013 2:26:27 AM

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February 20, 2013 2:31:33 AM

ty for ur help markwp :D  ill use it on the desktop right now :D 
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