OWC SSD battery life?

altecXP

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Has anyone moved to the 180GB OWC SSD and noticed any change in battery life? If so did it get better or worse?
 

altecXP

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Thanks.

Does anyone have actual experience or the wattage used at idle and load for the OWC and toshiba so I can compare?
 

typecase

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I have one in my Macbook Pro and it's definitely worse by about an hour or so. The speed is unbelievable though.
 

scarred

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The 180 is still a 3G SSD. I'd expect the battery drain to be the same as the ones that come with the air.

It's when you jump to the 6G that you'll notice a difference with the battery.
 

altecXP

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Hmm the SATA3 sand force is known for being more power hungry. I guess I can expect the SATA2 to be almost the same as the Toshiba then.

Thanks.
 

ZipZap

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I have the 180 and have seen no battery issues...

Then again, I am not trying to squeeze out 6 or 7 hours so maybe I would not notice.

In fact, I am just not too clear how anyone would be able to determine the difference in battery usage.
 
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