Maybe something like this?
i have aquiered a laptop to put in as my carpc and i have it powered off of a 12v laptop powersupply. the problem is that the laptop isnt all that gr8 and only has a 20gig hd!
i have a few spare ide hds and thought ah gr8 ill stick 1 of them in, i have found that you can but ide - usb cables but i just cant find any way to power the bugger! anyone got any ideas?
thanks in advance!
p.s. sorry if this is in the wrong place but im a real noob!
I think the better solution would be to upgrade your laptop HDD, as was suggested.
hmmm iv been thinking about it, its just that i got this hard drive for free and im a bit strapped for cash right now! i have found some voltage regulators on ebay with switchable voltage so if i buy two of those it should sort my problem i hope!
i was just hoping that someone would say ah you can use a few resistors and a stabilizing transistor!
thanks for all your help!