Another SSD question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Montymitch, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Montymitch macrumors regular

    Montymitch

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    I have searched, but haven't found an answer.

    I have a late 08 MacBook and currently get around 3 hrs of battery life, depending on usage. If I upgrade to SSD, will the battery life improve slightly, dramatically, or not at all? I'd like to hear from people with actual experience with this model.
     
  2. copykris macrumors 6502a

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    i have no experience with your particular model, but less moving parts generally means less power drain; you should see improved battery life
     
  3. iShater macrumors 604

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    +1
     
  4. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

    MacModMachine

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    nope, most ssd's draw the same power, if not more.

    i have measured several intels and they mostly draw power equal to a 7200 spin disk.

    vertex measures higher then a 7200 spin disk.
     
  5. Montymitch thread starter macrumors regular

    Montymitch

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    Interesting. I would think that with no spinning disk there would be less power consumption, but at the same time I realize there is no magic bullet for longer battery life. Most of the SSD manufacturers claim less consumption, but I haven't seen any comparisons in that regard.
     

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