Tom’s Hardware issued an apologetic update to their story regarding the battery life of current-generation SSD’s. The authors admitted their testing protocol did not take into account the workload placed on an SSD versus their HDD counterparts. Retesting various drives in an expanded 12 page review, Tom’s Hardware concluded that there are variations between solid state drives as much as there are variations between hard disk drives. Tom’s Hardware did concede that solid state drives are in fact faster under load than traditional platter spinners while requiring less power (in other words, the performance per watt ratio is higher for SSD).
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