Monday, 8 July 2013

Can yo use a Laptop 2.5" Hardisk in a Desktop PC?

Can yo use a Laptop 2.5" Hardisk in a Desktop PC? - Intro

First off there is very little advantage for do this, but if you have a spare 2.5" hard disk and are building PC it will work, and is partculalrly hassle free, if you are using SATA. I was repairing a computer for a family memeber and so a throwing in a spare laptop hardrive to replace a 3.5" SATA drive, was quick and free.

Can yo use a Laptop 2.5" Hardisk in a Desktop PC? - What you will need

For a neat SATA installation you will need some 3.5" to 2.5" bay convertors, you can also get them that look like this.

For an IDE swap (cheaper just to buy a new IDE drive off of ebay). You will need the above plus a IDE ribbon convertor. Becuase a 2.5" drive is powered through the ribbon unlike the 3.5" drives.

Can yo use a Laptop 2.5" Hardisk in a Desktop PC? - How to

Physically putting in the drive is easy, and doesn't really need explaining, hopefully your drive bay adaptor will have come with all of the nessassary srews.

You could do a fresh install, or you could clone the xisting OS on to your smaller drive.

Can yo use a Laptop 2.5" Hardisk in a Desktop PC? - Pros

  1. Less power consumption
  2. Queiter PC
  3. You can fit 2 drives per 3.5" bay doubling your box space.
 Can yo use a Laptop 2.5" Hardisk in a Desktop PC? - Cons

  1. Lower performance- seek times on 2.5" drive are longer than the 3,5" counsins, 5000 RPM approx as aposse to 7000 RPM approx.

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