Can laptop drives be used on PCs?
by Dango517 - 1/10/09 3:46 AM
part of the answer comes from here ......... see:
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Why am I asking?
Because they would save space on a PC and I might be able to add more drives within my PC then normal. Most PCs motherboards come with more SATA ports then drive bays. It is very likely I could get two 2.5 drives to fit in a standard 3.5 drive bay.
They might run cooler then standard PC 3.5 format drives.
There is a major push for SSD drives for laptops while PC SSD drives lag behind in development. The price breaks will come to laptop SSD drives first.
My questions are:
Do laptops come with standard SATA and IDE cable interfaces? Are the connections the same for laptops and PCs? What about energy requirements? Laptops run with a combination of AC and DC current. Does this create special problems when using laptop drives on PCs?