Question Pros and Cons of using laptop hard disk on PC

mrb00ce

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So my HDD on my PC is dying so i want to put my laptops HDD on my PC. what are the pros and cons of this? can i game on it without any issues?
 

boju

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There's no issue fundamentally. HDD rpm speed may vary but if same then performance should be no different.

However, just plugging the laptop's HDD without reinstalling Windows on the hardware it'll be running will cause all sorts of software and activation conflicts.
 

mrb00ce

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There's no issue fundamentally. HDD rpm speed may vary but if same then performance should be no different.

However, just plugging the laptop's HDD without reinstalling Windows on the hardware it'll be running will cause all sorts of software and activation conflicts.
Do i have to format the entire drive or just reinstall windows?
 

OrlyP

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Alternatively, you can buy an appropriately-sized SSD for a little bit of cash for the PC so you still get to keep the use of the laptop if you need it.
 

Krotow

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No technical issues at all. Except maybe extra time for searching and ordering required 2.5" drive mount accessories for 3.5" drive bay. Though laptop HDD usually have slower rotation (5400 and 5900 RPM instead of usual 7200 RPM in desktop HDD) so slower access time and even longer disk grinding during windows updates, installations, maintenance and other drive IO consuming tasks. If you can, buy SSD for system drive and use mentioned laptop drive for file archives. Your deskop will thank you.
 

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