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I just came across my old laptop hdd I managed to skavange before the wife threw it out my question is can I hook it up to my desktop heres the info on it and maybe a few pictures as well?Thank you Ok it looks like a Hitachi 5400 rpm 320gb 10-20 games? The drive I use in my desktop now is a Seagate Baracuda 1tb 7200 rpm.

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Why haven't you tried?

It's a SATA drive, just like your other harddrive(s)...
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SATA is SATA. You can hook a laptop SATA drive to a desktop just as easily as an ordinary 3.5" desktop drive. I've run laptop Momentus XT hybrids in my desktop many times before.

If you need the extra storage, get a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter and put it in your desktop case for an extra 320 gigs of storage. It won't hurt a thing.
     
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I just came across my old laptop hdd I managed to skavange before the wife threw it out my question is can I hook it up to my desktop heres the info on it and maybe a few pictures as well?Thank you Ok it looks like a Hitachi 5400 rpm 320gb 10-20 games? The drive I use in my desktop now is a Seagate Baracuda 1tb 7200 rpm.

Unless your seagate is nearing it's capacity I would recommend keeping your games installed on it as the laptop hdd will load games seconds slower. I would use it as an alternate storage from the 1tb for movies and pictures.

Highly recommend you run crystal disk mark on the drive before continuing further as it can save you loads of time in the future if you know the drive is a dud or soon to be dud.
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Right, it is only 5400 rpm. It will be slower than your TB. I would put media files here. Have any movies or videos or music? That goes here since they don't require as much resources to play.
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