Laptop Hard Drives
Laptops look like small notebooks or large notebooks which are only about 0.7 to 1.5 inches thick, and it has a size ranging from 10 x 8 inches to 15×11 inches and up. Most modern laptops weigh about 4 to 12 pounds. The older models were much heavier.
A subnotebook is a laptop designed with a long life battery. It is commonly lighter and smaller than usual laptops, weighing about 0.8 kilograms to 2 kilograms. Its battery life can exceed approximately 10 hours.
The notebook is another classification of an energy-efficient laptop, economical, lightweight and optimized for wireless Internet access. It is mainly designed for e-mailing and web browsing. Notebooks have a wide variety of light-weight operating system such as Windows XP and Linux.
Most laptop hard disk are normally smaller, about 2.5 inches or 1.8 inches as compared to desktops with 3.5 inch hard disk. The more recent models are more expensive but are lighter, power-efficient and have faster hard drives. 260 to 320 GB sizes are the current usual sizes for hard disks now. Most of these drives are easy to install because both the hard disk and the laptop are smaller as compared to a desktop.
Installing a New Laptop Hard Drive
Back up your important files. If you are changing an existing hard disk and it is still functioning, back up all import files stored on the drive.
Turn off your laptop and unplug the cord. Find the slot that homes the hard disk, then remove all screws that connects it to the slot cover. Then, smoothly pull out the hard disk. The laptop hard disk is enclosed in a sled form housing linked to the slot cover.
Remove the old hard drive from the laptop and attach the new drive. Restore the sled screw but do not over-tighten it. Align the new drive pins with connector in the laptop, then slide the new drive into the slot and then restore the cover.
Restart the laptop and follow the instructions in user manuals to enter the system's BIOS. If the new hard drive is properly installed, it will be recognize by BIOS. Load the operating system disk into the DVD or CD drive, reboot the laptop and then follow the directions on the screen and then install the operating system. Once the operating system is installed, move your important files to the new laptop drive.
Types of Laptop Hard Drives
IBM Laptop Hard Drive 60GB
The IBM Laptop 60GB hard drive is an internal hard disk. This drive offers sufficient capacity for portable video editing and recording with efficient-power consumption as compared to the traditional 3.5 inch hard disk. This drive also provides great storage for a variety of consumer and commercial notebooks as well as non-PC applications including MP3 players, GPS system, copier, printers and PDAs.
Apricorn 80GB Internal Notebook Hard Drive
This 80GB internal hard drive demands a high performance and a reliable storage system. It has rotational speed of 5400rpm and the seek time is 13 ms average. This drive features an OEM equivalent; free live technical support and high capacity.
Fujitsu 80GB Hard Drive 50PK
The Fujitsu 80GB Hard Drive 50PK is an internal hard disk that features high reliability, high performance, read ahead cache and write reordering cache. The FDB spindle motor of this hard drive is incorporated for quiet operation.