18.104.22.168 Lab – Research Laptop Hard Drives Answers
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.
- Research the manufacturer specifications for the hard drive in the laptop. List the specifications in the table below:
Hard Drive Specifications
Form Factor 2.5” Type Magnetic Size (GB) 500 GB Port Type SATA Drive Speed 7200 RPM
- 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
- 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.
- 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.