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Hard Disk - Motherboard Compatibility

By jigneshdesai05 ·
I have 2 P.C.s as follows

P.C.1 : 865G/GVM3-V (MS -7101 V2.0) M-ATX MicroStar Motherboard
Pentium 4 Dual Core Processor
80 GB WD Hard Disk
250 Watt Power Supply
Bought in 2006

P.C.2 : M2N68-AM SE2 ASUS Motherboard
ATHALON Processor
250 GB Seagate BARRACUDA 7200.10 Hard Disk
400 Watt Power Supply
Bought in 2009

The Hard Disk on P.C.1 has the following thing written on it - 5v ... .48A
12v ... .50A

The Hard Disk on P.C.2 has the following thing written on it - 5v ... .72A
12v ... .52A

Now , I want to install the Hard Disk on P.C. 1 into the Hard Disk on P.C. 2 & Vice Versa .
However , I am concerned that when I try this out what if there is some spark or short-circuit due to some sort of power-mismatch because of which I end up killing one of the motherboards or P.C.s . Can I safely just swap the 2 Hard Disks ? Is there any more information I need to give regarding these P.Cs ?

What are the precautions in general that one needs to bear in mind before adding new devices onto a P.C.

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