OWC SSD battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by altecXP, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone moved to the 180GB OWC SSD and noticed any change in battery life? If so did it get better or worse?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    It's said to affect it a little bit (worse), but not my much. Just from what I've read, no read world experience.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

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

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    I have one in my Macbook Pro and it's definitely worse by about an hour or so. The speed is unbelievable though.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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    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.
     

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