using laptop harddrive in MP

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rockinrocker, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2006
    the real issue is whether or not the HDD in question is an SATA drive; and eve if it is, I'm not sure desktop and laptop SATA connectors are the same.
    If you really want to use your old HDD, just buy and external enclosure. :)

    Hope that helped a little!
  3. Random Chaos macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    If it isn't, you could grab a USB to 2.5" IDE adaptor. They exist and I can attest that the Vantec brand one on Newegg works fine in a Mac.
  4. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    hey thanks guys,

    yeah it's sata, but i guess i never thought about the connectors being different.... hmmm, guess i'll have to check on that. i kind of figured a sata connection was a sata connection.:D

    and like you said, i could get an enclosure, but i figured i'd rather spend 3 bucks on brackets than twenty or so on something that's going to add more clutter....

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