3.5" SATA HDD as 2.5" SATA Laptop HDD Replacement(23 posts)
It is obvious that the 3.5" HDD does not fit into the laptop disk bay. The arrangement with an external PSU is not recommended because of the danger that Lighthouse pointed out.
One option you have is to use the 3.5" disk as an external eSata disk. For that you need an eSata enclosure and an eSata port. If the laptop does not have such a port, you can add one via the PCI Express slot. Both the PCI Express card and the eSata enclosure are available for less than $20. Check e.g. at Newegg.com.
Uhm, I am confused. The 3.5" HDD surely will not fit that's why I thought of using male to female sata cables to be able to connect the 3.5" HDD from outside the laptop. I also think that this is the easiest (and cheapest?) way to do this (using the 3.5" HDD as the main HDD of the laptop).
I did not quite get what Lighthouse and whs is trying to point out. So, connecting the 3.5" HDD's power to the laptop's using a SATA power cable (male to female) is not safe?
And to make it simple, If I were to use this:
to connect the 3.5"HDD directly to the laptop, wouldn't there be any issues with the power?
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