11-29-2012 11:43 AM
11-30-2012 01:49 AM - edited 11-30-2012 01:05 PM
Heads up guys, with a SSD you are looking at 5+ hours of burn time. I replaced my HD with a samsung 840 pro 128GB drive, then turned off bluetooth windows toggle , adobe updater, lenovo hotspots, tpshocks (since i have a ssd anyways) bluetooth.lmk and Akamai NetSession Interface and now i get over 5 hours of use (predicted after one full draw down) at about 50% brightness and wifi connected all the time. this is jsut my use and finding that the predictor works pretty well. before these i was getting 3.5-4 hours of use out of it.
get a power minded SSD
tunrn off the tp shocks program
turn off any useless updater or standby software
get around 5 hours of battery life.
currently on power saver plan @89% left with 4 hours and 52 min predicted.
12-04-2012 06:36 PM
I just got myself the Crucial 521gb ssd 7mm drive, it was easy to do the swap as I got the one with the cable adaptors to transfer the files. Once it was transfered (3 hours later), unscrew the one screw, pop the HD out and switched it with the SSD and put it all back. Boot it up, it seems faster, maybe 5-10 seconds faster right now (I believed it is still new).
Battery life wise, seems to varies, the meter said 4:30pm remaining, and then at one point it said something like 2:30 hours remaining, I am sure it has a lot to do with whatever the machine is working, I'll report back later.
The machine isn't as warm as it was with the HDD either, so that's a plus as well.
My concern with the battery life with technical support has been escalated to TIER 2 however, due to the fact it is already over my 14 days return with Staples, I am just getting annoyed that after 30 days, I haven't really hear much about resolutions from Lenovo (I got my Twist on Oct 31). It just saying it's being checked upon, that's it.
I also noticed new drivers available at the site, installed and not doing much of difference...
I hope Lenovo is listening, it's been a while and I would love to hear what's going on...
12-06-2012 07:32 PM - edited 12-07-2012 07:51 PM
I opted for the Samsung 840 pro since it is supposed to use the least amount of power of any of the new drives. I also had the msata drive removed. I am consistently getting around 5 hours but under 6 on the laptop. since i am not using the msata i am thinking i will take it out and see what that does.
also the boot up times on mine are roughly at 7-9 seconds from the time i hit the power button to the time i can start typing in mail.
12-08-2012 06:06 PM
Using the msata as the boot drive (and having it as the only drive in the system). I am consistently getting just over 6 hours of life. I also turned off Lenovo hotspot. I am not sure Lenovo can do anything else. Looking at the Task Manager, you can see what programs are taking CPU cycles. If you are not using anything that is working in the background, turn it off there.