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I have an old laptop HDD that i am going to connect to my desktop computer via a laptop IDE hard drive adapter ive recently bought. My laptop HDD is bigger than my internal HDD on my desktop. Can i use my laptop hdd as my primary drive and then use my internal drive for storage?


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Its very dicey to say that, but it sounds technically possible. you can use it, but my experince says that since there are couple of adapters involved so you may find it difficult some time to start the computer. the best option is to make the primary one the desktop hdd install just the os on it and then install all the programs and the documents on the portable one. however you can, try to use it for a week or 10 days and if everything goes fine. proceed with your plan. but it would be the smartest thing to keep the desktop drive the primary one. you could also face problems with booting up. i am not sayin that you will face the problem, but this may happen. dont change the sequence. the computer needs to be started from the desktop based hdd only. all the best. do a hit and trial as well. nothing is impossible man. :)
Hallo

I am pretty sure you can do that.You just need a conversion cable for the internal IDE cable which is in your computer. So, if i were you, i would just go to the nearest Computer hardware shop and ask them about the cable you need. I know you can also boot from a USB device. Just remember that this will slow down your computer if you boot from a USB device.

If you find the cable you need, just remember that you need to set the jumpers on the back of each HDD, laptop drive primary and computer drive secondary.

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