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Can I connect a laptop SATA hard disk to Desktop PC? Do I have to use some adapters or I can just plug in SATA power connector and SATA data cable like my Desktop hard disk is connected?

I noticed that both laptop and desktop SATA disks use same connectors, but I'm afraid that I might fry my laptop hard disk because the SATA connector has both 12V and 5V voltage (given the fact that laptop hard disks has input voltage of 5V)

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migrated from Dec 27 '10 at 23:47

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Yes, you can interchange them as they use the same voltage and same interface. The extra +12V pins are unused on laptops. You will need a mounting bracket.

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