SanDisk Pushing For Low Power Consumption SSDs

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scuba dave

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As even HDD's don't consume anything really, in terms of power(especially compared to everything else..) I'd say their efforts would be far better used on decreasing power requirements of the major consumption culprits. CPUs, GPUs, and Backlighting..

But seriously, any progress can only help. I just don't see anything here to be *excited about*
 

Chainzsaw

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Somewhat laughable.

SSD's are already much less power hungry than traditional HDD's.

Heck even for laptops, the screens, GPU's and processors use much much more power than SSD drives already.
 

jacobdrj

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[citation][nom]Chainzsaw[/nom]Somewhat laughable.SSD's are already much less power hungry than traditional HDD's.Heck even for laptops, the screens, GPU's and processors use much much more power than SSD drives already.[/citation]
In the grand scheme of things, SSDs (and even HDDs) don't consume that much power, relative to the other components of a mobile device. However, SanDisk doesn't make LCDs or fans or touch-pads or CPUs or GPUs...
They make memory...
They should strive to make them as power efficient as possible...

Besides, some SSDs do get hot, even compared to HDDs. You can feel them under your keyboard on some laptops. Heat = lost energy. Even just making them more energy efficient would be a welcomed improvement.
 

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i'd welcome efficiency... to those sayign they still cost to much all i can say is that prices are going down... heck i bought my 60 gig ocz agility drive for 65 buck thats almost a dollar a gig which is the magic point some people talk about... the same drive is on new egg right now again on sale for 70 bucks... give it time they'll get cheaper and cheaper and effciency is always welcome 32nm chips all abroad for cpu's and soon die shrinks for gpu's soon I for one will welcome less heat coming from my computer... currently my 2 460's paired with my 955 do great... btu in the summer that is alot of heat being pumped into my room
 

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I have noticed that this article mentioned "the company is pushing the industry to provide SSDs to OEMs with SATA performance at significantly lower power consumption than current offerings". I hope that they will bring this in for retail also. I make my own pc using retail boxed products.
 
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