Originally Posted by OtherSongs
Crucial M4 256GB mSATA -vs- Mushkin Atlas 240GB mSATA.
Anybody know which uses lowest idle
I can understand that this forum is mostly about desktop PC's (and not laptop computers), and so can understand that there is currently little interest in mSATA SSD.
I did however, get some useful info in this thread "mSATA: lowest idle power for large size?"at: http://forum.notebookreview.com/solid-state-drives-ssds-flash-storage/698281-msata-lowest-idle-power-large-size.html
And with regard to my upcoming purchase of Crucial M4 256GB mSATA drive, that'll wait at least a few days untill I get my laptop order with Lenovo (Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 for $899, 15.6" screen w/1920x1080rez) straightened out.
If I don't get it straightened out, I'll go back to square one in order to get a similar laptop in the next 2 or 3 months. Sager NP6350 is similar (w/i7 3630QM) but way more expensive and needs a very serious discount to not be deadly more expensive, but has very attractive extra options at: http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np6350-clevo-w350etq-preorder-p-4897.html?wconfigure=yes
The only good thing about computer systems (what I've done all my life) is that when things do get screwed up, you (consumer placing an order) can find out about it in a few days; whereas 20/30 years ago it took a month.
And if we go over the fiscal cliff, there will be lots and lots of sales of laptops going on; hardly anything that I want to see happen, but I can't believe what I see coming out of the mouth of Bainer and McConnel (sp?) last night on PBS Newshour.Edited by OtherSongs - 11/30/12 at 11:02am