OWC SSD battery life?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by altecXP, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Has anyone moved to the 180GB OWC SSD and noticed any change in battery life? If so did it get better or worse?
  2. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    It's said to affect it a little bit (worse), but not my much. Just from what I've read, no read world experience.
  3. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009

    Does anyone have actual experience or the wattage used at idle and load for the OWC and toshiba so I can compare?
  4. typecase macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2005
    I have one in my Macbook Pro and it's definitely worse by about an hour or so. The speed is unbelievable though.
  5. scarred macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    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.
  6. bshack88 macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2011
  7. altecXP thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    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.

  8. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    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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