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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

how to connect laptop hard drive to desktop

If you want to connect your laptop drive to your desktop there are a few ways to do it.
Laptop drives are 2.5" as apposed to the desktops 3.5" so there a few ways to connect them.
The easiest way would be to buy an external USB enclosure case that supports your specific drive.There are two types these days SATA and IDE (also know as PATA)

Another way is to get an adapter that allows you to connect your laptop drive to a desktop computer internally by attaching it to the internal IDE or SATA cables.
A device like this would work for IDE:
Sabrent 2.5-Inch to 3.5-Inch IDE Adapter
Now you can attach your laptop hard drive to your desktop as extra storage.

Here is a nice SATA to USB enclosure:
Coolmax 2.5 SATA to USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure

And an IDE to USB enclosure:
Sabrent 2.5 Enclosure