What uses more power? A Laptop Hard Drive or a Display Screen? Tags: Laptops Computer Hard Drives Power Display Components Last response: March 31, 2010 7:48 PM in Components Share infonut March 31, 2010 5:05:01 AM Just trying to figure out what is the best to power down to save energy on an idling computer--i send the computer to sleep in steps. Thanks! More about : power laptop hard drive display screen saaiello March 31, 2010 5:07:55 AM The screen uses more power then the hard drive. infonut March 31, 2010 11:44:26 AM Thank you! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JohnnyLucky March 31, 2010 7:48:26 PM +12 what saaiello said. Hard drives use very little power, figure about 10 watts maximum. I've got a 22 inch lcd monitor that uses about 35 watts. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sony VAIO Laptop Screen Driver - External Display during Boot Forum No screen display but hard drive flashes Forum Photo editing laptop suggestions? ( what has good screen ?) Forum HDMI-In vs Cheaper and more power ? Forum Acer Aspire 7250 No Screen After Bios but more works? Forum Laptop with no display - Is it possible to install Win 7? Forum Asus laptop hard drive spins,fan spins but no display on screen Forum No display on laptop screen Forum Hard Drive Not Detected Forum Buying a used laptop with no hard drive - how do I check that it works? Forum I3 / i5 / i7 Uses and discussion? Forum Should A Laptop Turn On/Attempt To Power Up If The Hard Drive Is Dead? Forum Laptop Hard Drive Not Recognized by USB Forum Unlock a laptop hard drive Forum Gaming laptop is worth more than a desktop pc Forum PSU Help Forum New power supply wont power motherboard compac Forum [Solved] Turn off Power Supply at night Forum Confused on Gaming Laptop i5 versus i7 versus whatever Forum A glossary of common power supply terms Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !