laptop HD & desktop HD same ?

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k , i wanted to know this.
is laptop hard drives the same as desktop HD ?
and can i use a desktop hd on a laptop ?
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A laptop hdd is 2.5" and a desktop hdd is 3.5". Other than size they are basically the same thing. You need a converter to put a laptop hdd in a desktop. Just google "notebook drive ide converter."

The only way to put a desktop hdd in a laptop would probably be to use it in a usb enclosure. No a desktop hdd will not physically fit into a laptop.
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Technally, you could. I have never seen a desktop HDD - to - laptop adapter, but you could make one if you really wanted to. The signals all line up. There are plenty of Laptop HDD - to - desktop converters out there. I am using one for a project I am building, but I will reveal such things later.
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Actually, here is how to connect it:


Laptop 44pin: Desktop 40pin:

1 - 40 1 - 40

41, 42 +5V (red)

43 GND (black)

44 Not Used
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ok , so it it possible to do that,
so all i need a converter ? do u need to buy the converter ? or is it downloadable ?
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What you would need to do is get something like this:

http://www.cablesnmor.com/hard-drive-converter.html

and then put it in reverse.

What I mean by that is put the converter on the laptop IDE channel on the motherboard, then run a regular desktop IDE cable from the converter to the hdd. Don't use the power cord on the adapter, use one off the power supply. Like I said, this is backwards of how it is susposed to work, but it should work becuase it is just pins to pins.

Like bigcheeez said, I'm not sure why you would want to do this becuase there is no way a desktop hdd will fit in a laptop, but that is how to go about doing it.
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if you check out ubid.com they usually have a bunch of those converters up for like 3 bucks.

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