MBP Removing SSD Striped RAID, Hoping to Regain Battery Life..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsa420, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. dsa420 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2007
    So I have (2) Patriot Torqx 256GB SSD's in a striped RAID array powering my MBP. Where I have enjoyed the incredible performance, it really killed the battery life of this machine.

    I am in the process of "un-striping" them now and reinstalling OS. Any advice on best configure files to best utilize the new configuration? Should I keep boot files and documents on different drives?
  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    That's the general idea. Separate anything that you might access at the same time. People normally put the system on one drive and all other documents and data on another.

    I am, however, not convinced that the problem with the battery life is the striping... Have you checked for other possible causes?
  3. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    the striping DOES eat up more battery life then just 2 of them running separate.

    this is due to any reading and writing of data requiring both drives to be accessed.

    you use a bit more cpu...but not much.

    i ran the 2 intels and my battery life went down a tad..not much like 15min or so.

    the torqx would be more noticeable due to higher power requirements.

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