Can I Use This Hard Drive With My Motherboard?


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3 Responses to “Can I Use This Hard Drive With My Motherboard?”

  1. Adrian says:

    Of course… SATA drives and mobo sockets are all backwards compatible, basically any disk version runs on any mobo version, at the lowest “combined” speed.
    That drive is fairly low end, low RPM, small size, small disk cache (most are 64MB now) – not a high performance disk for a system (but will work fine if that is what you want)
    Be careful about one thing – if this is an OEM version, it will come with no SATA data cable (ad does not specify). Usually you have a spare that comes with the motherboard….
    Also, this is a “small” disk, meant for laptops. You should be looking for a 3.5″ HDD for desktop systems (will be cheaper for same capacity). That is probably why it comes with no SATA data cable – laptops do not use them.

  2. Tattooed says:

    no that hard drive is for laptops it wont work on a desktop

  3. Jim says:

    be aware that unless your case takes 2.5″ drives, this will require some sort of 2.5″ to 3.5″ adapter kit – not sure if that also goes for the power and data connectors, I think they are the same on 3.5″ vs 2.5″ hard drives (not on SSD’s you have to be careful about what interface it uses, might be mSATA or something else). the SSDs in 1st link are sata 6Gbps.
    try getting a 3.5″ internal hard drive or 2.5″ SSD upgrade kit like below instead.
    2nd link is 500GB 3.5″ hard drives.

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