Installing a Laptop Hard Disk
Drive in a Desktop PC
Last updated: 9/13/01
can I install a laptop hard disk drive in a desktop computer?
are widely available that convert most notebook 2 1/2" IDE
hard disk drives from a 44-pin cable with power to a standard
40-pin IDE cable without power and a separate power connector. Most
of them include a mounting kit so the drive can be installed in a standard 3
1/2" drive bay in a desktop PC. To find more information and vendors
that sell them, use http://www.google.com and
search with: laptop desktop ide converter. There
are also 3 1/2" drive to 5 1/4" drive bay mounting kits that can
be used if there is not an unused 3 1/2" drive bay in the desktop PC.
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