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    Thinking about saving laptop weight

    How much general weight can one save by installing a SSD drive?

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    Hitachi 500GB (disk) 100gm
    Samsung 240GB SSD 77gm
    Saving: 23gm = 0.81 oz.

    Don't think I'd notice.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinoceros View Post
    Hitachi 500GB (disk) 100gm
    Samsung 240GB SSD 77gm
    Saving: 23gm = 0.81 oz.

    Don't think I'd notice.

    David
    Maybe not only replacing the HD with SSD but removing the CD drive till I need it, what do you think ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    Maybe not only replacing the HD with SSD but removing the CD drive till I need it, what do you think ?
    I don't have a bare laptop drive to weigh. But I do have an external USB DVD writer and it weighs 350gm (12oz). An internal drive has no case, I doubt that it would be more than 200gm (7oz).

    I know how you feel about weight, my last laptop was a Sony Viao Z550, it clocked in at just a shade over 1kg (2.3lbs), and that included an optical drive! Unfortunately Sony are no longer making laptops so I've been reduced to an HP Envy, 5lbs, with an SSD, and no optical drive. I feel every one of those pounds when I travel.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinoceros View Post
    I don't have a bare laptop drive to weigh. But I do have an external USB DVD writer and it weighs 350gm (12oz). An internal drive has no case, I doubt that it would be more than 200gm (7oz).

    I know how you feel about weight, my last laptop was a Sony Viao Z550, it clocked in at just a shade over 1kg (2.3lbs), and that included an optical drive! Unfortunately Sony are no longer making laptops so I've been reduced to an HP Envy, 5lbs, with an SSD, and no optical drive. I feel every one of those pounds when I travel.

    David
    Yeah, I was just dreaming I guess :-)
    My old HP lappie has been a good one but is a heavy boy.

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    Another truism.

    In manufacturing you can have any 2 from the following 3.
    1. Low cost
    2. Small size
    3. Light weight

    cheers, Paul

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    If you're going to carry your laptop a lot (apparently you do), then a few ounces might make a difference. My laptop usually is in the car when I carry it around, or sitting on a desk or on the floor in its carrying case. It's not too often that I carry it "by hand".

    Check your carrying case. How much stuff are you carrying around in it? I have a 12 volt DC to 110 volt AC inverter in my carrying case, plus lots of paperwork. If you can eliminate all but the most essential accessories from your carrying case, as well as get a very light weight carrying case, you could gain a lot. Also, if your carrying case has wheels, then you won't often have to carry the weight "by hand".

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