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My friend reckons that 2.5" HDDs is a desktop HDD, I am telling him it's a portable drive used in laptops mostly but CAN be used in desktops if it's 2.5".
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yes all i own are 2.5 inch drives..i have 2 ssd and i hdd..
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Scorched912, I'd say you are mostly right but it's a fuzzy line. Almost all SSD's are 2.5" mostly so they fit in both desktops and laptops. Also WD Velociraptors are often called 2.5" HDD's but they exceed the specification for thickness and thus will not fit in most laptops.
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2.5" drives are widely called Laptop drives, and 3.5" are usually referred to as Desktop drives.

My case has 8 drive bays, which take both 3.5" and 2.5" drives. It's trivially easy installing an SSD or whatever into the HDD bays.
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon View Post

Scorched912, I'd say you are mostly right but it's a fuzzy line. Almost all SSD's are 2.5" mostly so they fit in both desktops and laptops. Also WD Velociraptors are often called 2.5" HDD's but they exceed the specification for thickness and thus will not fit in most laptops.

Excellent point - not all "laptop" drives fit in laptops, so why do we refer to them that way? It doesn't make much sense! rolleyes.gif
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2.5" and 3.5" are just form factors. Descriptions like "laptop drive" are just generalizations of how they are commonly utilized.
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Thanks for your input guys, cheers.
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