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    Laptop to HTPC

    So, I've got my old laptop and recently the screen has gone bad.
    Instead of throwing it out, I thought that I could make it into a nice HTPC.
    I am planning on making a nice simple case that will keep it cool and just hook it up to a TV.
    But the biggest problem I have is storage.

    I want to use a relatively cheap 1TB HDD to store movies music etc. But any 2.5in drives that size are very expensive and very slow.
    So i wanna know, is there any way to hook a 3.5in drive to a 2.5in port. (I know that 2.5in drive bays only provide 5V not 12V needed for 3.5in)
    I want to avoid using and external enclosure that requires 2 power sources.
    Any Ideas? :?

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    Laptop to HTPC

    Wow I've just got a Toshiba Satellite P100-188 from a friend for almost exactly this purpose! What a coincidence! I'll be using a smaller capacity 2.5" drive though because I want to keep the size down, but I'll be watching this thread with interest

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    So i wanna know, is there any way to hook a 3.5in drive to a 2.5in port. (I know that 2.5in drive bays only provide 5V not 12V needed for 3.5in)

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