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My friend bought an Acer laptop which has no hard drive/

by speedbird2 / March 9, 2012 7:40 PM PST

I never heard of a laptop without a hard drive. Is this possible? He says there's no fan and he hears no spinning of the disc. I know cellphones get the internet without hard drives. Are these HDs being replaced?

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There are new HDDs called SSD Drives
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 9, 2012 11:33 PM PST
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Solid State Drives are
by orlbuckeye / March 18, 2012 9:41 PM PDT

basically the same technology as your USB flash drives. They are becoming more popular but the biggest diffference is the price per GB. Prices are over 1.00 per gb for SSD's. HD prices are less then .20 per gb. SSD drive boot faster and have no moving parts. They also save battery and run cooler. One negative of SSD's is some people feel their lifetime is shorter then HD's.

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Getting internet has nothing to do
by orlbuckeye / March 19, 2012 9:43 PM PDT

with wether you have a hard drive or not. Phones as well as computers all have some type of permanent sotrage sicne they both have operating systems. The SSD are different technology to do the same thing as HD's. You will never be without internal storage but what media is used will change.

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How big do you want the hard drive?

Get an SDXC card with the amount of storage that you want on it. Put the card into another laptop/computer that has a bootable OS. Put a bootable OS(OS X, Windows, Linux, etc) on the SDXC card. when you have that done, take the SDXC card out and plug it into the laptop with no H.D. When you have that done, turn on the laptop and push F 12 to access the BIOS. When you have access to the BIOS select "boot off of SDXC card/flash drive.

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