Unlike desktop, hard drives for laptops are somewhat slower due to their more compact form and engineering difficulties. However, that does not mean that there aren’t any good hard drives for laptops. In fact, these are aplenty although users may need to fork out a bit more money than the usual hard drives.
OCZ Vertex 30GB Solid State Drive
SSD or solid state drives are certainly one of the best hard drives that one can get for their laptop although they definitely have to pay a premium price for it. At a price of $69.99, one can get an OCZ Vertex. It offers a whopping writing speed of 75MB/s and read speeds up to 210MB/s which is a lot more than what traditional hard drives can achieve. However, bear in mind that at this price, one can only get a 30GB hard drive space.
On the other hand, Seagate’s Momentus XT is a solid state hybrid drive which offers bigger capacity than the normal SSD. However, expect the speed to be a bit slower than the OCZ Vertex. At a price of $89.99, one can get a hold of a 500GB hard drive which is a lot more than the OCZ Vertex.