Not sure if I should get Samsung 830

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dylin, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    Been trying to find out if it would be ok to purchase a samsung 830 and do a fresh install of mountain lion.

    I've been looking around online to see if it greatly affects battery life, but I couldn't find a straight forward answer.

    Anyone with any recommendation to this?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That SSD is pretty popular among forum members here and I have not seen posts complaining about battery life issues after installation.
     
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  4. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    I have two of them installed in my MBP and can't see any variation in battery life...
     
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  6. dylin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks you guys for the responses. I'll be looking to get one by the end of the week
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The problem with that test is they used a Vertex 4 for comparison, and that is about the most power hungry drive around.

    If you look at these charts and compare the Samsung 830 power draw to the HDD in the Macobserver test, the 830 is actually using less power than the HDD.
     

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