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altecXP
Nov 21, 2011, 12:26 PM
Has anyone moved to the 180GB OWC SSD and noticed any change in battery life? If so did it get better or worse?



Stein357
Nov 21, 2011, 01:45 PM
It's said to affect it a little bit (worse), but not my much. Just from what I've read, no read world experience.

altecXP
Nov 22, 2011, 09:25 AM
Thanks.

Does anyone have actual experience or the wattage used at idle and load for the OWC and toshiba so I can compare?

typecase
Nov 22, 2011, 09:37 AM
I have one in my Macbook Pro and it's definitely worse by about an hour or so. The speed is unbelievable though.

scarred
Nov 22, 2011, 09:42 AM
The 180 is still a 3G SSD. I'd expect the battery drain to be the same as the ones that come with the air.

It's when you jump to the 6G that you'll notice a difference with the battery.

bshack88
Nov 22, 2011, 11:26 AM
Has anyone moved to the 180GB OWC SSD and noticed any change in battery life? If so did it get better or worse?

Battery life is discussed in this article but it's for the 240GB OWC 6g, hope this helps a little

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5076/owc-mercury-aura-pro-express-6g-review-a-fast-macbook-air-ssd-upgrade

altecXP
Nov 22, 2011, 11:32 AM
Hmm the SATA3 sand force is known for being more power hungry. I guess I can expect the SATA2 to be almost the same as the Toshiba then.

Thanks.

ZipZap
Nov 23, 2011, 08:04 AM
I have the 180 and have seen no battery issues...

Then again, I am not trying to squeeze out 6 or 7 hours so maybe I would not notice.

In fact, I am just not too clear how anyone would be able to determine the difference in battery usage.