Can I put laptop HDD in desktop?

Can I use a 2.5 inch HDD in a desktop?

Yeah you can. It works the same way, only difference is that 2.5″ HDDs are a bit slower since they are smaller so that they can fit in a laptop. Also they are a bit more expensive but besides that they operate the exact same way as the 3.5″ HDDs found in traditional desktops.

Can I connect 2.5 SATA to desktop?

According to the standard, SATA data/power connectors are universal and there is no risk of damage if you connect a 2,5″ disk to a desktop system. I have done so countless times and never had a problem.

Can you use a 3.5 HDD with a laptop computer?

Sure, the data/control and power connectors are the same and will fit, but the connection of a 3.5′ HDD to a laptop may not work. Since 2.5″ HDDs do not use +12VDC, the laptop power connector is likely to not have that voltage.

Can I use desktop SSD on laptop?

It will fit and work the same way. Hard drives have desktop and laptop variants with the desktop versions physically much larger; most SATA SSD are in the 2.5″ “laptop” form factor. Newer desktop cases use special mounts or an adapter can be used with a standard desktop case to fit the smaller drives.

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What kind of hard drives do laptops use?

Most modern laptops use SATA hard drives, but some older units use IDE, SCSI and other interfaces.

Are 2.5 and 3.5 SATA the same?

no they are the same. 2.5 inch drives will often include power with the data cable as one unit, 2.5 inch drives use less power and can be powered by USB. a 3.5 inch drive needs more power and will have a dedicated power cable. the actual data port is the same on both sized drives.

Does it matter what SATA port I use?

Yes, to an extent, it does matter which SATA port you use. However, it also largely depends on the motherboard model and the SATA port version it features. For instance, if you have a recent motherboard model with all the ports being SATA 3, you can use any port to connect your SATA 3 drive.

Can I connect SATA HDD to laptop?

You need to a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. You can find them cheaper than $20. Like this one on Amazon for $15. Here another USB to SATA/IDE one for $10.