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: ForumSony VAIO Laptop Screen Driver - External Display during Boot ForumNo screen display but hard drive flashes ForumPhoto editing laptop suggestions? ( what has good screen ?) ForumHDMI-In vs Cheaper and more power ? ForumAcer Aspire 7250 No Screen After Bios but more works? ForumLaptop with no display - Is it possible to install Win 7? ForumAsus laptop hard drive spins,fan spins but no display on screen ForumNo display on laptop screen ForumHard Drive Not Detected ForumBuying a used laptop with no hard drive - how do I check that it works? ForumI3 / i5 / i7 Uses and discussion? ForumShould A Laptop Turn On/Attempt To Power Up If The Hard Drive Is Dead? ForumLaptop Hard Drive Not Recognized by USB ForumUnlock a laptop hard drive ForumGaming laptop is worth more than a desktop pc ForumPSU Help ForumNew power supply wont power motherboard compac Forum[Solved] Turn off Power Supply at night ForumConfused on Gaming Laptop i5 versus i7 versus whatever ForumA glossary of common power supply terms More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !