Upgraded to Momentus XT HD now battery only lasts 1.5-2 hours

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  1. eddiexhart macrumors regular

    eddiexhart

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    A friend of mine gave me a Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 7200RPM and I love it, its snappy and quiet. The only downside that I have noticed is that the battery went from lasting 5-7 hours to 1.5-2.5 hours. And I only use my MacBook for light things like web browsing and downloading music and some youtube. Nothing to hardcore. Anybody have any tips or anything?

    I have a 15-Inch MacBook Pro i7 2.66 GHz with 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your battery life is dependent on many factors, including screen brightness, WiFi, bluetooth, apps/processes/widgets running, Flash on websites, etc.

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  3. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Did you do a fresh install of OS X with the new hard drive or did you just copy everything over(cloned it?).

    Corrupted files could be eating away CPU cycles and lowering your battery life quite a bit.
     
  5. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

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    I cloned it actually. What should I from here then?
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I dont like to clone because it brings all the crap that may have been on your system previously. I would reinstall OSX and test it without anything on it to rule out a hardware problem. Then I would start rebuilding piece by piece.
     
  7. skidmarc macrumors member

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    I'm running a clone of a clone without any issues. I doubt your image has anything to do with it.
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I had a Mometus XT in my MBP and it chews through the battery. A Vertex 2 SSD has proven much better.
     

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