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Old 10-10-2012, 03:19 PM
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Question Neutron vs Neutron GTX - Power consumption

I am stuck between buying one of these two, and am concerned with their power draw.

In one review, it says the Neutron is more power hungry than the Neutron GTX:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6058/c...256gb-review/8

In another review, it says the Neutron GTX is more power hungry than the Neutron:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/...b_ssd_review/9


Which review is correct?
Both reviews said that this issue should be fixed in a later firmware.
Has there been a firmware fix since this review that address this?

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At 1.1 to 4.0 watts that is still way less than a spinning HDD.
So I am not sure it will make that much difference.
4.0 watts at 12 Volts is .3 Amps...
In addition, the review did not list the firmware as it was likely a Beta Firmware looking at the review date 8/20/2012
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Current firmware is M206. I would not worry about power consumption as it will not affect anything. I am currently using a Neutron in my work laptop and I seen a huge improvement in battery life vs. my HDD. I also tried a different SSD, which advertise lower power consumption and did not notice any difference between the two.
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I will be using this in conjunction with an 7.2k HDD in my laptop. So hence my concern with the battery.
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The SSD at 4 watts is not going to make a dent in the battery life; your spinning HDD will use about 10-20 watts in comparison.
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