7.3.2.10 Lab – Research Laptop Drives Answers

7.3.2.10 Lab – Research Laptop Drives Answers

Lab – Research Laptop Drives (Answers Version)

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In this lab, you will use the internet or a local store to gather information about storage and optical drives for a laptop.

Answers Note: You may choose another laptop to research. The answers below are specific to the Lenovo P51s.

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

Drive Specifications

Drive

Form Factor

2.5”

Type

SSD

Size (GB)

512 GB

Port Type

SATA

Drive Speed

8 GB/s

  1. Shop around, and in the table below list the features and costs of two storage replacement storage drives for a laptop.

Drive Specifications

Replacement Drive #1

Replacement Drive #2

Form Factor

2.5”

2.5”

Type

SSD

SSD

Size (GB)

2 TB

500 GB

Manufacturer

Crucial

Crucial

Port Type

SATA

SATA

Retail Cost

$289.99

$70

  1. In your research, did you find any reason to select a particular drive over another?

Answers will vary based on price, warranty, and preference.

  1. Is the new storage drive compatible with other components in the laptop? Why is this important?

Yes. If the drive does not have the same form factor, port, or power specifications then it will not function with the other components in the laptop.

  1. The laptop may or may not have an internal optical drive. Do a search for an internal and external optical drive. How do they compare in price and drive speed?

An internal optical drive is about $20 – $30 and an external USB optical drive is priced comparable to the internal optical.

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