Latest in Flash

Image credit:

New report says SSDs are, in fact, more efficient

Ryan Block, @ryan
07.06.08
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

So LAPTOP magazine published a report confirming what most people already believe to be true about SSDs (that is, before last week when SSDs supposedly hit the fan): they use less power than traditional drives. Apparently they got up to 20 minutes more battery life when testing an SSD against a platter-based drive in an Eee PC and Gateway T-6828 (which jibes with our own experiences using SSDs in laptops), but if you ask us, the discussion seems a little moot. SSDs perform way faster and are far better suited to portable computing where drives are moved, bumped, and jostled -- the power savings is great, but the speed and reliability are still our top two reasons for going SSD.

In this article: flash, ssd
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
SpaceX's first Starship pops its top during a 'pressure test' in Texas

SpaceX's first Starship pops its top during a 'pressure test' in Texas

View
What's coming to Netflix in December: 'The Witcher' and 'Lost in Space'

What's coming to Netflix in December: 'The Witcher' and 'Lost in Space'

View
Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse

Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse

View
Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

Apple's iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr