February 24th, 2010, 08:57 PM #1
How to hook up a SATA laptop drive into a desktop PC for extra storage.
Hi TechIMO again
I just recently got a hold of a 2 SATA laptop drives they have no use for anything at the moment.
I wanted to hookup them up to my desktop for backup or even extra storage. I thought about an external harddrive enclosure but then i wanted to hook them up internal.
Is there way to do this threw SATA I know 2.5 inch drives use 5V and 3.5 inch use 12V. I was told if you remove the yellow wire on PSU connection that powers the harddrive it would drop done in voltage is this true. I was also told you can get regulators to control the output of voltage.
Can you do this is it possible. How would I go about this if you can.
Any suggestions would be greatly appearciteated.
Thanks again MrSpartan1717
February 28th, 2010, 04:50 PM #2
From what i'm reading, if you use a standard SATA power cable you're fine, no cutting needed.
Now some are saying if you use a molex to sata power adapter, you need to cut the yellow 12v line on the molex side.
Unless someone here has actually done this i don't have a concrete answer.
For me "personally" if it has a sata power connector, i'd hook it up with a sata power connector, no adapter, and the sata data cable and try it out.
That's just me though, as i don't have a definitive enough answer to give a safe recommendation.E8400 @ 4.2Ghz (1.18-1.29v)||DFI UT P45-T2RS ||HD6950 (Unlocked Shaders) @ 950/1450||8Gb G-Skill DDR2||Dual Boot: XP=500GB , Win7=120GB Agility SSD, Shared D drive=1TB, Int/Ext 1TB backups.
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