Laptop hard disks normally come in one of two sizes. The most common is 2.5 inches and newer drives are 1.8 inches. Most modern Solid State drives are also 1.8 inch format. There are 3 basic types of connector
- ATA (44 Pin)
- Zif and Lif (Zero insertion force and Low insertion force).
For Sata there are a couple of variations, standard Sata and Micro Sata - micro Sata being a smaller version of Standard Sata used in 1.8 inch drives. Things to look out for though are that some Micro Sata drives use 3.3 volt instead of the normal 5 volt. If the wrong type of adapter is used then it can result with serious damage to the hard disk electronics - this is even more catastrophic with SSD drives as they are solely electronic devices.
There are also a couple of variations to Zif/Lif connectors as there are two sizes of these and of course there was another older connector called CF II based on the compact flash specification. These drives were mainly used in early Apple iPods but were found in a few laptop computers too.
Like Desktop hard disks, these hard disks can suffer from the same problems.
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