[SOLVED] Removing second HDD to improve battery life?

Oct 25, 2019
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Hey guys! First post. I have a Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop. (Link below) https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-7000-7567-Gaming-Notebook-Review.196454.0.html

It is the variant being reviewed in the link with the 6 cell 75W battery, so the battery life is already pretty decent for a "gaming" laptop. The warranties about to run out so now I wanna start tinkering. Wanting to see how much I can extend the battery life.

It has a second 1TB HDD alongside the 256GB SATA SSD and I was wondering if any of you know roughly how many minutes I could gain from removing the second HDD and may be replacing the Intel SSD with a larger Samsung EVO SSD?

Will also add more Ram and play around with cooling etc. Any extra tips would be cool too ;) Thanks!
 

Barty1884

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Impossible to say, as it depends on specific use cases. BUT, I would imagine it would be fairly negligible.
You'd then be offsetting it some adding more RAM (although you'd gain more dropping the HDD than you'd lose adding RAM).
 

Barty1884

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Impossible to say, as it depends on specific use cases. BUT, I would imagine it would be fairly negligible.
You'd then be offsetting it some adding more RAM (although you'd gain more dropping the HDD than you'd lose adding RAM).
 
Oct 25, 2019
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Impossible to say, as it depends on specific use cases. BUT, I would imagine it would be fairly negligible.
You'd then be offsetting it some adding more RAM (although you'd gain more dropping the HDD than you'd lose adding RAM).
Ah okay, I have just read that adding RAM improves battery life since it offsets drive usage, which is less energy efficient. I might just remove the HDD first to see if there's a difference with just the SSD. Will just need to wait for the warranty to expire.
 

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