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

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

  1. dsa420 macrumors 6502

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    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

    Thiol

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    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

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    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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