Broke laptop HDD port. Can I use a HDD over my home network as main HDD?

Chaseskywalker

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I'm just trying to science fair some stuff here, so as to potentially increase my knowledge of computer-related stuff. I broke both the HDD in my laptop and the SATA connector on my laptops motherboard, which isn't really a big deal, as I have a dedicated desktop computer that I use way more often, but I was curious to as whether I would still be able to use my laptop. I am aware that I can use external Hard Drives, and USB sticks, but I already know how to do that, and am wondering if it is possible to use an HDD (an 80GB back-up in my PC with nothing on it) as my laptops main HDD through an Ethernet cable connected to either my modem, or just directly to my PC. If possible, I would love to know if there is already an OS out there that supports this, or if there is a software that allows me to use something like Linux in this way. Thank you for any help any of you may provide in advance :)
 

Saga Lout

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Not possible, II'm afraid. A system has to control itself. If it had a running system, remote control could be possible but yours won't do that.

Linux is free and they stubby stick method is the only way to keep the laptop going. Without that, it's dead unless someone can resolder that SATA connector.
 

Saga Lout

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What you're suggesting sounds like an ad hoc network to me and it isn't difficult to set up, even in Windows but I can't see how it could run a slave system to make the laptop work because the PC system won't have the laptop's drivers.

The flash drive is the best alternative to an internal disk. You can buy a 32GB stubby stick that hardly protrudes from the side of a laptop and put Linux on it and still have 28GB spare for storage.

Also, you could use any form of networking to back up to the main PC.
 

Chaseskywalker

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Is there any way to get the laptops driver on my PC?
 

Saga Lout

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Not possible, II'm afraid. A system has to control itself. If it had a running system, remote control could be possible but yours won't do that.

Linux is free and they stubby stick method is the only way to keep the laptop going. Without that, it's dead unless someone can resolder that SATA connector.
 
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