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smak786110

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Hi.
I wanted to know if it is possible to install Hard disk or ram or any other hardware from a Toshiba Pentium 3 laptop to a Pentium 4 intel motherboard desktop???

2) If I buy a another hard disk for my desktop computer....Will it fit on my current 40gb hard disk ??? Like will I be able to add on it without messing my current hard disk??? :whistling:
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Hi there

The answer to the first part of your question, is no. The only exception is with the hard drive. You cannot connect a laptop drive straight to a desktop motherboard however, you can if you use either a converter or a caddy.

A convertor will allow you to connect the drive internally (i.e to the ribbon cable on the motherboards IDE controller). However, these can be a bit flakey, so I would recommend that you use a USB caddy instead, if you need to do this.

If you just want to gain more drive space though, you are better off buying a proper desktop drive (ie. 3.5inch instead of a laptop 2.5inch drive).

You can add a standard desktop drive to the existing drive simply by configuring the second drive as a slave & connecting it to the same ribbon cable as the first drive.
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ok...thanks for your answer Samm :whistling:
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I bought a laptop to IDE hard drive adapter but it is not plug and play. You said they were flakey so I guess that is what I am experiencing but it is strange. I unhooked an extra internal hard drive and tried to connect the laptop hard drive to that but it will not work.
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I used one of these in a desktop computer in a briefcase computer build i'm working on. Only thing that bothers me is the price almost doubles over using a regular desktop cd drive.

http://www.interlope...rch_str=bsearch

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