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Can I use my current laptop hard drive for my next desktop build?

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June 28, 2012 3:56:19 AM

Im making a new PC build and I wanted to know if I could possibly use my current laptops HHD for my main hard drive. Is it possible?

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June 28, 2012 4:01:34 AM

It is possible if it is a Sata Drive but I wouldn't recommend it because of the speed differences between 3.5" to 2.5" drives but it might tide you over till you get one though.
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June 28, 2012 4:02:55 AM

Perfect, Thanks!
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June 28, 2012 4:03:21 AM

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June 28, 2012 4:06:29 AM

liljoeleo said:
Im making a new PC build and I wanted to know if I could possibly use my current laptops HHD for my main hard drive. Is it possible?

Assuming it is a sata drive, yes, no problem.
I used one in a small form factor build.
If your case does not have a 2.5" hard drive mount, you may need a $5 adapter to fit a 3 1/2" hard drive mount in the case.

As a main OS drive, it will not be so good. Laptop drives are slower to conserve battery power.
If you used a small SSD for the os, a laptop drive would be ok as a storage device.
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