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Tom hardware Article


Below are my specs of SSD vs HDD power requirements...

I may use the SSD in my desktop now...

Specification

* Mfr model number MK2555GSX
* Mfr Part Number: HDD2H24 9.5MM
* Capacity: 250 GB
* Rotational Speed: 5400 rpm
* Spin-up: 4.5watts (peak max)
* Read/Write: 1.4watts (typ)
* Standby: 0.18watts (typ)
* Sleep: 0.13watts (typ)

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* Mfr model : Vertex 2
* Mfr model #: OCZSSD2-2VTX100G
* Capacity: 100 GB
* Power Consumption (Active): 2 Watts
* Power Consumption (Idle): 0.5W
    
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I would use it in the laptop the boost it gives is much better then less 10min overall battery time by that 0.6w it spends more with it... then again that's jsut me.´
I have a Intel X25-V and a WD320gb 7200RPM on my lap and this thing is far better then the stupid stock 2 5400rpm hdd's and the battery lasts the same time
Edited by [CyGnus] - 2/24/11 at 10:43am
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I would use it in the laptop the boost it gives is much better then less 10min overall battery time by that 0.6w it spends more with it... then again that's jsut me.´
I have a Intel X25-V and a WD320gb 7200RPM on my lap and this thing is far better then the stupid stock 2 5400rpm hdd's and the battery lasts the same time

I'm going to do another test... with the HDD I got about 8:30 hours...

I'll do another test in a few to confirm my findings

However, this Intel SSD is getting my interest..

Look at the power requirements...
    
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That is great i have the X25-V 40Gb and its fast, huge jump from 5400rpm laptop drive

Edited by [CyGnus] - 2/24/11 at 12:33pm
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The SSD is good in a laptop because it is one less moving part. Which is why my Vertex is in my netbook. I can practically toss the thing like a frisbee and still be alright.
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Yes, you chose a high performance SSD, at full power draw, when you are benching the drive, it does consume more power, however; check out the idle figures.
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You're gonna love this one... Newegg just gave me that Intel drive for the same price as the OCZ... 120gig drive for $162... Totally awesome..
    
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