MBP SSD related question!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vjicecool, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    After upgrading my MBP to SSD
    i have noticed that my battery discharges very fast, is this pretty normal
    I have 13'inch MBP 2.53ghz/4gb ram
    Is there any way to improve battery life.
     
  2. jakewalsh123 macrumors newbie

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    To cover my base, what SSD are you using? I also am assuming you upgraded from an HDD.

    In which case, SSDs are generally more energy efficient than HDD and there is likely another reason for your battery discharge.

    SSD v. HDD
     
  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Unless you bought a Vertex 3 it's not normal.

    Which SSD did you buy?
     
  4. vjicecool, Jul 13, 2011
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    vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought OCZ vertex 2 SSD 60 GB
    i previously has an default hard drive from apple
    will there be any changes i can make

    My MBP is of Late 2009 model

    This is what i bought
    OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
     
  5. Teilzeitemo macrumors newbie

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    A Vertex 2 consumes not that much power compared to a HDD; therefore you shouldn't notice any significant difference in battery life.

    You should check your activity monitor if there's a CPU heavy process, which could be the reason for your dwindling battery running time.
     
  6. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Also, playing Flash video will cut your battery life in half.
     
  7. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an SSD question, but off-topic, and didn't want to create a new one for that.

    Apple charges +250$ to put an 128gb ssd to a MBP.
    I always thought they charged more and it would be a lot cheaper to buy it and install it yourself. But I searched amazon, and a 120gb intel ssd costs 250$! Same as apple's price, but apple pre-installs it!

    Which means apple's cut is just that they keep the "old" hard drive?
    Am I right or am I looking at wrong SSDs? Here's the page http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=intel+ssd&x=0&y=0

    Example: Intel 320 Series 120 GB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive Retail Box by Intel, 247$ new, 219$ used.
     
  8. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    My main question is: Did apple's upgrade hdd->ssd price drop, or was the difference so minimal?
     
  9. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't buy SSDs one at a time from Amazon, they're by paying anywhere near $250 for them. Add to that that the "Apple" SSD isn't super great to begin with, and that they already have the price of the HD built in to the base price...
     
  10. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, so as I said+asked, if you install the ssd yourself you get a free HDD. Ok got it.
     
  11. seong macrumors 65816

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    Uh, did you realize that you can still keep your 250GB or 320GB Internal HDD and install SSD over it? Apple doesn't give you the HDD that was originally inside the computer. If you install SSD by yourself, you get to keep it.
     
  12. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    I know english isn't my primary language but is it that hard to understand me? I said what you said 2 times already.
    Once again:

    By buying and installing an ssd on your own instead of having apple install it for you, you get no real discount but you get to keep your old HDD.

    End of thread, please don't post more.
    Peace.
     
  13. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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