What uses more power? A Laptop Hard Drive or a Display Screen? Tags: Laptops Computer Hard Drives Power Components Displays 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. m 0 l infonut March 31, 2010 11:44:26 AM Thank you! m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Asus laptop hard drive spins,fan spins but no display on screen Forum Solvedwhat uses more power,a radeon 7750 or a 7770? Forum SolvedLaptop BLACK screen/ No display with Power light & Fan ON Forum put new hard drive in laptop when powering up screen says no bootable drivers? Forum SolvedNeed Help (Does using the onboard graphics to display the screen make the graphics card allocate more memory to Games?) Forum Solvedspeaking of a hard drive, what is more important? RPM or the read speed? Forum SolvedWhat allows you to delete files from hard drive disk, but you can't from a cd/dvd? (read for more info) Forum SolvedBuilt a new computer using my old graphics card, hard drive, and cd drive but the computer will turn on and no display will sh Forum SolvedWhat Replacement hard drive for my Laptop? Forum SolvedFirst Time Partitioning a hard drive what file system to use * Read Description * Forum SolvedAcer aspire (15.6" Touch Screen Laptop 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive Black) - How good is it for the price? Forum SolvedCan I use a desktop hard drive in my laptop? Forum SolvedWhat's the most powerful laptop that one can purchase retail for no more than $400? Forum Uses for laptop optical bay other than dvd or hard drive Forum SolvedHard Drive Not Powering, Need some more ideas Forum SolvedCan I use my laptop hard drive as my boot drive in my new pc? Forum SolvedWhat kind of external hard drive can I use for this? Forum SolvedWhat kind of hard drive goes into a micronpc trans port GX+ laptop? Forum SolvedWhat kind of hard drive goes into a Dell Inspiron 9300 PP14L laptop? Forum Solvedcan a usb3 hard drive be used on laptop with usb2 connector Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !