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Can I use laptop 2.5 inch SATA in Desktop?

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December 27, 2010 9:10:18 PM

My cousin's laptop died.

Can I connect her laptop's 2.5 inch SATA hard drive in my desktop? I plan on using the Desktop SATA power cable and SATA data cable.

Will this cause problems?
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December 27, 2010 9:22:38 PM

YOu can use it, once it is safely mounted.....should not cause any issues.
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December 28, 2010 12:50:13 AM

Yes you can. The connections were actually the same (SATA cable and power) as 3.5" variant. The only difference was the size.
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December 28, 2010 1:21:46 AM

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December 28, 2010 1:22:54 AM

mdd1963 said:
YOu can use it, once it is safely mounted.....should not cause any issues.

Ok, thanks for the info guys. Now I can proceed without worry. This is how technology should be like! Easy compatibility everywhere.
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August 20, 2011 12:03:13 AM

masterjaw said:
Yes you can. The connections were actually the same (SATA cable and power) as 3.5" variant. The only difference was the size.


Once the 2.5" drive is out of the laptop there may be a plastic clip-connector over the
normal sata connections. Pull that off and you can use the mode sata cables that
most desktop PC's systems use.
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