Our continuing series on laptop hard drives and what makes them tick (hopefully not click), beats on with a look at Dell laptop hard drives. Dell doesn’t make their own hard drives they rely on other companies products. I personally own 2 Dell computers, a notebook, and a desktop. I went with them because of their support. No one is better supporting their customers than Dell.
When researching this post I spoke with a few of our engineers (independently) about the types of hard drives Dell uses in their notebooks. I was surprised to hear “the best”. I was told that after years of bad experiences Dell realized that they save money in the long run by putting in the most heat resistive hard disks since then they don’t have to replace them in 6 months.
If you DO have a Dell laptop that has a failing hard disk drive and you need data recovery, more than likely, internal hard drive recovery, Call Toll Free: 1-866-438-6932 or fill out an online quote form if you need hard drive recovery.
OK the sales portion of this post is now out of the way, lets look at the most common options you will see when configuring your Dell laptop computer. With storage there are many different hard drives to choose from. The less expensive your overall notebook, the cheaper the hard drive. That being said, if you have to invest a little money put into a good drive!
The question is what is a good drive? Well they don’t even tell you on the lesser Inspiron 1501 who make the hard drive! Your choice is 60 or 80 GB, but no manufacturer. They use whatever they can get at a good bulk price on the cheaper laptops. If you can choose the Western Digital Scorpio, do so. It is the best 5400 RPM drive mainly because it uses power like the old and slow 4200 RPM drive. The thing to be careful of is when looking at the 7200 RPM hard drive available for Dell laptops, speed creates heat and heat creates hard drive recovery.
No matter which drive you go with, remember to keep it cool. Here is a product that I use on my personal Dell XPS:
Fold-able and compact, the Vantec LapCool 4 is ideal for those wanting a cooler notebook but want to keep size to a minimum. Dual, adjustable fans keep your laptop cool while retractable legs can keep your laptop at a level that is comfortable. Featuring a 3-port USB 2.0 hub and an 8 in 1 card reader makes the LapCool 4 perfect as a portable docking station. The LapCool 4 also includes 2 storage compartments at its base, well suited for storing memory cards and cables. Easy to store, easy to carry, easy to use, the Vantec LapCool 4 is the easy choice for a laptop cooler. Remember that Heat kills hard drives!