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Battery dies on standby after ssd install...

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  1. car12586

    car12586 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I am not sure if this is the best place for this topic, but here goes. During the Christmas season i received a shiny new SSD for my Dell 1121 laptop. I went about installing the drive following one of the many install articles on the interwebs that shows several optimization tips for SSDs. After doing so i noticed the expected increase in performance. Mostly the startup times of the OS and of most apps.

    Only problem i have now is that my battery tends to die rather rapid while the system sleeps. Prior to the SSD it would seem i could leave the system on standby for a week or better with no issue. Now i am lucky if the system stays alive for a day on standby.

    Can anyone think of something that may have changed during the install or a SSD optimization thing that could have screwed with my battery life on standby?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    What do you mean by "standby"? Do you mean Sleep, Hibernate, screen saver or something else?
     
  3. car12586

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    By default I always sleep.
     
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    A whole day in Sleep doesn't sound that bad to me, and a week in Sleep on battery astounds me.

    Are you sure that before the PC wasn't going into Hibernation after a set time or when the battery got low? In Hibernation the battery will last as long as it does when Off.
     
  5. car12586

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    TerryNet,

    I guess it could have been hibernating before the SSD. Then after the install the hibernate was disabled. I feel a little dumb now, but this makes sense.

    With that being the likely culprit, is there any way to increase battery life without completely shutting down after each use?
     
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    The only difference between Sleep and Off is (or should be) enough power to keep RAM alive. So unless there is some defect I think there is no way of improving on that.
     
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