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if im trying to be super cheap... can I rip HDD out of an old laptop?

#1angermngment101Posted 8/21/2013 3:59:53 PM
Hey guys, so lets say that im trying to be super economical on my computer build.

Can I pull the HDD from an old laptop (something like 320 gb), and use that in the desktop that im going to build?


Im a complete noob so idk whats possible yet.

Not trying to build a gaming computer or anything yet. Just trying to get my feet wet with the PC building thing.
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 8/21/2013 4:01:23 PM
ya it's possible
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#3ivanwind15Posted 8/21/2013 4:02:14 PM
If you want to activate its built-in anti-piracy disk shredding feature, than by all means go ahead.
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#4CloudZ1116Posted 8/21/2013 4:07:12 PM
First, you'll have to make sure your case has the means of installing 2.5" drives (most modern cases do). If not, you'll need an adapter. Second, you should make sure the hard drive you're pulling has SATA connectors (as opposed to IDE). Finally, check the RPM and SATA version on your old hard drive. It might be so slow you'll end up pulling your hair out.
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#5WerdnAndreWPosted 8/21/2013 4:12:10 PM
A lot of laptop HDDs are 5400rpm so it won't be as fast as most desktop drives which are 7200rpm.
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#6angermngment101(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 4:23:21 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
A lot of laptop HDDs are 5400rpm so it won't be as fast as most desktop drives which are 7200rpm.


This is quite an insight that I havent thought about before now.

What if I felt that the speed on it while I had the laptop was bearable?

I know my current laptop has 7200rpm HDD.
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