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So with my laptop that is failing on me I was hoping that I could possibly put it into my desktop computer. Is there any adapters or modifications or steps into being able to do this?
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ebay.com it is a 2.5 to 3.5 harddive convertor and there less than $5.00
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if it's just a standard 2.5" it should just plug right in..at least that's how i can do it with my SATA USB adapter, i dont see how an internal PSU would be any different.

but in terms of form factor you just need those HD adapters.
 
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post #4 of 5
i have a 200gb hard drive in my rig and its a notebook. i used this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817997013
5 dollars free shipping and it goes into a normal drive bay!.
mine had both sata power and sata data separate, some have them together
post #5 of 5
As above really - the connectors on 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives are the same, so you can use a laptop SATA drive just as you would a desktop drive (although you may need/want to buy rails to mount it nicely.

IDE drives are different though - then you need a 44 pin to 40 pin IDE adapter. They go for a few dollars though and there are loads of options on eBay.
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