Solved: 2.5 sata hard drive in a PC

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Dougx789

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Hi

I have a PC without a hard drive and a spare 2.5 sata (notebook) hard drive.

Can I use this hard drive in the pc?

I have been trying to find an answer online and 50% saying yes its fine and 50% saying I need a converter due to the 2.5 using 5V and PC's using 3.5 provide 12V.

The PC has a SATA cable and a power cable as far as I can tell the same as the hard drive.

Thanks
 

SUEOHIO

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The one without a harddrive is a desktop? I could be wrong but i dont think you can put a laptop hard drive in a tower computer its to small i would think.Im sure someone will be by with more advice and will correct me if im wrong. Ive never tried to do that but personally i dont think it will work.I think laptops need laptop hard drives and towers need the much bigger harddrives.
 

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You are welcome. I guess i learned something but to me it would be strange to do it.
 
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