AntDX316
3 Argentium

Great battery life with SSD vs HDD

I highly recommend SSD of HDD but if you are a newbie I don't think a migration would be easy at all.

I suggest preconfiguring your PC with SSD or you are ***.

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eternalkp
3 Zinc

RE: Great battery life with SSD vs HDD

how much battery life are we talking about? From my experience, the cpu is more important. So Samsung EVO 850 500gb m.2 SSD is my OS (for R2 & R3) drive while the 1tb is the storage drive. I usually torrent into the 1tb, download movies, upload movies into youtube.

My old returned 17 R2 has i7 4720HQ, usually last 5 hours for battery drain overnight test.

Current 17 R3 with i7 6700HQ, usually 8 hours for batter drain overnight.

For people with windows 10, i suggest disabling super-fetch and windows search (services.msc)

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AntDX316
3 Argentium

RE: Great battery life with SSD vs HDD

realistically at least 25% at the minimum

coming out of sleep makes the HDD at 100% for a while and when it does random virus checks it's at 100% so thats 25W every 100%

SSD makes it like 5% max because it does it so quick and the watts at 100% are like 5W

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