Samsung 840 pro vs 830 battery life

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  1. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I currently have a Samsung 830 256 gb SSD in my cMBP 2012. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 840 pro for the sole reason of battery life.

    For those who have upgraded from an 830 to a 840 pro, can you comment on whether battery life was improved and whether the upgrade was worth it.

    Thanks
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the battery gain is negligible? I've read reports however that the 840 pro has seen battery improvements of up to an hour.

    I was just wondering if anyone had person experience.

    Thanks for your reply by the way.
     
  4. Captain Nougat macrumors newbie

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    Extremely negligible. Minutes saved perhaps. I had the 830 and upgraded to the 840 Pro (increased storage capacity). Noticed no difference
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you want more space, it's a good SSD to move to, but purely for added battery life there really is no difference.
     
  6. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for the insignt. Saved me 200 bucks.
     
  7. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Battery life improvements they speak of may be referring to coming from the a HD to an SSD; not 830 to 840.
     

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