using laptop harddrive in MP

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

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

    macuserx86

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    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

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    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

    rockinrocker

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    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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