Lab – Research Laptop Hard Drives Answers

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Lab – Research Laptop Hard Drives (Answers Version)

In this lab, you will use the Internet, newspaper, or a local store to gather information about hard drives for a laptop.

Answers Note: You may choose another laptop to research. The answers below are specific to the Lenovo T440p.

  1. Research the manufacturer specifications for the hard drive in the laptop. List the specifications in the table below:

    Hard Drive Specifications

    Hard Drive

    Form Factor 2.5”
    Type Magnetic
    Size (GB) 500 GB
    Port Type SATA
    Drive Speed 7200 RPM
  2. Shop around, and in the table below list the features and costs of two replacement hard drives for a laptop.
    Hard Drive Specifications Replacement Hard Drive #1 Replacement Hard Drive #2
    Form Factor 2.5” 2.5
    Type Magnetic SSD
    Size (GB) 750 GB 256GB
    Manufacturer Western Digital Samsung
    Port Type SATA SATA
    Retail Cost $59 $139
  3. In your research, did you find any reason to select a particular hard drive over another?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    Answers will vary based on price, warranty, and preference.
  4. Is the new hard drive compatible with other components in the laptop? Why is this important?_______________________________________________________________________________________
    Yes. If the hard drive does not have the same form factor, port, or power specifications then it will not function with the other components in the laptop.