Laptop Hard Drive

Features of Laptop Hard Drive

What are the features and benefits of laptop hard drives? What is the need to upgrade the hard drive for your PC?

By the advancement in the technology, computers are gradually replaced by laptops. And day by day, the capacity, sizes, shapes and features are becoming more appealing and advance for the users. When a laptop is bought it shows great features and speed. But by the passage of time its speed and capacity tends to decrease. The laptop hard drive which is designated as the house of storage for laptop seems to be large when first used, but with the passage of time its storage capacity decreases and it needs to be upgraded.

Features of laptop hard drive and the need to upgrade a hard drive and when to upgrade is discussed over here.

  • Need to upgrade
  • Features of laptop hard drive
  • Heat dissipation system

Need to upgrade

Sometimes, there is a need to upgrade the hard drive. The reasons for upgradation are many. Sometimes, the hard drive fails to work properly. This may occur due to excessive use in increased temperatures. This is a serious issue and the hard drive data is completely lost sometimes. The hard drive can also stop its proper functioning if it is infected by any sort of malware. In these cases, the hard drives cease to perform, and if they do so, their performance is quite reduced. The user may require more space for data storage and so, he may increase the size of the hard drive.

Features of laptop hard drive

There are many new features that are introduced in laptops.

SATA
With the advancement in the technology, the hard drive has been changed from IDE to SATA. This hard drive has increased the speed of the hard drive, and also it provides better compatibility with other hardware. Moreover, SATA drives are more popular over traditional ATA drives. Moreover SATA II has also been introduced, which has gained more priority.

Weight
Traditionally, the hard drives were too heavy and ugly in appearance but now a light weight and appealing drives are introduced. The heavy stuff was used for extra cooling of the drives. But in laptops the light weight is necessarily important so weight was reduced.

Transfer rate
The transfer rate has been improved a lot. The frustration caused by that slow transfer rate has been improved a lot in modern laptop hard drives.

Heat dissipation system

In laptop drives a new heat dissipation system has been introduced, which resists it from heating up too much. This cooling system is light in weight, and it improves the efficacy of the system.

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