Thanks for the review. I'd like this drive for a laptop so I'm interested in power consumption. Do you have any idea why your measured idle power consumption was 7 times higher than the specified 150mW typical power consumption?
I wonder too. It was really odd to read from the review that the drive consumes "only" 1.06 watts on idle when the specifications say it should consume 100 mW on idle. On a laptop, it can make a noticeable difference.
Maybe this is because of bad driver settings, e. g. DIPM disabled? Here it is claimed that "Most SSD power consumption reviews are completely wrong" because of this: http://www.silentpcr...php?f=7&t=63293 .
And here someone reports that the power consumption of his Intel X25-V SSD drive went down from 600 mW on Linux to 75 mW on Windows thanks to DIPM: http://ssj3gohan.twe...-(english).html (although it seems that there is nowadays some DIPM support on Linux too, but I'm no expert; and his one is of course not the same drive the current review is about).
Anyway, an explanation for the tenfold difference between the specs and the measurements would be very welcome.
Edited by jaanv, 05 July 2014 - 11:35 PM.