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Join Date: Feb 2011
02-13-2011, 02:09 PM
I am definitely putting an SSD in my machine. Intel SSD's are great at sipping power, but the Corsair Nova I bought is pretty decent too, and couldn't pass up the great deal I got on it. Anyhow, just for reference, My M11x went from 6.5 hours on battery to almost 8.5 hours just by swapping HDD with SSD. Be wary though, some SSD's are power drains like the Kingston V-series SNV425. Sandforce SSD's also are pretty decent (i.e. Corsair Force, OCZ Agility / Vertex, etc).
You can visit ssdreview.com and compare ssd's as you'd like and includes power consumption values. Also Tom's Hardware had a nice roundup of the smaller drives.
Benchmark Results: Power Consumption : Roundup: The Best SSDs For Enthusiasts
I plan on using mine for basic web surfing, Flash video and games, office apps, skype and some older games like Warcraft 3.
M11x R1 "Firefly" : 11.6" 1366x768 | SU7300 | 4GB | 120GB Intel X25-M | Win 7 HP
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