plugging 2.5 external hdd to desktop

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hello2007, Dec 25, 2009.

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  1. hello2007

    hello2007 Guest

    To my surprise i just plugged in a 3.5 ext hdd to my laptop and it worked

    I dont have a 2.5 ext hdd so im wondering can you do the same thing with a 2.5 ext hdd to a desktop
  2. TVH

    TVH Registered Member

    Aug 9, 2007
    yep u can
  3. Raza0007

    Raza0007 Registered Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    I am assuming you were surprised that you plugged an external 3.5 hdd to your laptop and it worked without you having to connect an external power supply to the hard disk?

    Well, I am surprised too as most 3.5 external drives need a separate power supply and can not operate on the power supplied by the PC's usb port alone.
  4. hello2007

    hello2007 Guest

    no i was surprised that it worked. because they sell 2.5 hdd and 3.5 hdds so i thought 2.5 only works with laptop and 3.5 only works with desktop
  5. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    hello 2007,

    Only applies to installed internal drives.

    I recycle my replaced internal desktop 3.5 drives as external backup drives for both my laptop and desktop. I will do the same
    when I replace my laptop's 2.5 drives.
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