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Roundup: The Best SSDs For Enthusiasts

Benchmark Results: Power Consumption

Take a close look at this chart if you’re a road warrior that relies on notebook battery runtime. Intel, Kingston, Toshiba, Samsung, and Crucial clearly win.

Delivering peak throughput requires 0.42 W in a best case (Kingston SSDNow V 30 GB) or up to 2.44 W in a worst case. Take these results into consideration if you copy data frequenty.

The power consumption required by HD video playback illustrates how much power SSDs require under limited load scenarios. The difference between the best and the worst candidate isn’t much in absolute numbers, but in relative terms the gap is more than 10x!