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Default battery life with ssd question - 03-15-2010, 04:18 AM

any idea of how much better battery life you got out of your mini with the SSD? maybe a percentage estimate is best or specify 3 cell vs 6 cell. i am sure it would be better but with the boot up times not significantly increasing i am trying to figure out if it is justifiable to buy one or stick with the hdd. i assume it would help... no moving parts = less heat = longer battery life i would imagine. thanks in advance

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Default 03-15-2010, 03:54 PM

I am curious about the exact same thing... I'm considering one of the sub $100 OCZ or Kingston drives... 30 - 40 GB is plenty for Snow Leopard and I don't store data on my netbook, just use it to interact with my server so I'm good with limited space. I would only do this if there were a significant plus for boot time, seek time (programs open snappier), and/or battery life (on a 3 cell right now for form factor reasons).

Please give input if you've upgraded.
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Default 03-15-2010, 07:48 PM

I have a 10v N280 with 6-cell and 16GB Samsung SSD (original from Dell), and I can see 9+ hours on a single charge... 7+ is never an issue... I am consious to keep screen brightness near the lowest setting though...

I would expect 5+ hours with screen at full brightness with a 6-cell...

Dell mini 10v, 2GB Memory, N280 1.66Mhz, 1.3Mp Camera, 56WHr Lithium-Ion Battery (6-cell) Two HD's - 1st -Windows 7(120GB) & 2nd-OS X 10.6.6(16GB SSD) - (soon to be dual boot)
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Default 03-15-2010, 07:54 PM

I'm getting an estimated 6:30 with my 10V (Kingston V Series SSDNow!) and a 6-cell battery. I'm using wi-fi the entire time and I don't skimp on screen brightness. I've never run the thing out to be sure though.

Dell Mini 10v: 1.6 GHz Atom, 2GB RAM, 64 GB Kingston SSDNow V-Series, Mac OS X 10.6.4, A04 BIOS, NBI 0.8.4 RC1
MacBook Pro: 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD, Mac OS X 10.6.4
Mac mini: 2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 440GB HD, Mac OS X 10.6.4
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Default 03-19-2010, 04:21 PM

I have the mini 10v with 2 gigs of ram and the intel X25M 80gig ssd. I have the 3 cell battery and I am getting about 3.5 hr with wifi. But I am normally just reading ebooks on it.
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