[CS-FSLUG] Notebook drive in desktop?

Eduardo Sanchez lists at sombragris.org
Mon Nov 27 14:02:31 CST 2006

Dear Michael,
Thanks for the info! This set me up nicely!



On Mon 27 Nov 2006 15:03, Michael Bradley, Jr. wrote:
> On 11/27/06, Eduardo Sanchez <lists at sombragris.org> wrote:
> > Hi listfolks,
> >
> > I need to mount a notebook drive on a desktop chassis. Some people
> > here suggest me that this is not possible. The notebook drive is a
> > standard 2.5" notebook hard drive, and the desktop system is a
> > PIII-500 on an ASUS motherboard. Can I mount the notebook hard
> > drive on the desktop system?
> Yes, but you will need an adapter cable -- I know from experience as
> I've done this procedure myself, several times.  Such an adapter is
> available for purchase through many websites, for example:
> http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?
> Without the adapter, you will not be able to connect the drive to
> either the IDE bus nor to the desktop system's power supply.
> You will also need to buy a mounting bracket if you wish to keep the
> notebook drive installed in your desktop permanently or even for
> longer than a few hours, otherwise the probability of it's getting
> damaged will be very high.  When I've done mountings like this, it's
> always been for the purpose of copying a disk partition onto a
> replacement drive (or something like that), and so I haven't used a
> bracket and screws as the procedure is usually finished in a few
> hours, at most.
> In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
> Michael Bradley, Jr.
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