Samsung 840 pro vs 830 battery life

Raunien

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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
 

Raunien

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It's not worth it.
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.
 

alphaod

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

ha1o2surfer

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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.