Indexing Kills Battery life on MacBook Air

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 2 2010 9:29 AM

New to Logos 4 Mac edition. Just got my new MacBook Air and wow! Indexing absolutely kills battery life. I get typically 5.5-6.6 hours on this thing. But with indexing it plummets to around 3. Just something to consider. If you need long battery, pause indexing till you can plug in.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 2 2010 9:48 AM

Your advice would apply to any laptop.  Battery life is completely dependent on CPU usage.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 2 2010 10:06 AM

Todd Phillips:

Your advice would apply to any laptop.  Battery life is completely dependent on CPU usage.

...and hard drive read/write & spin time. Indexing increases both (unless you have a SSD, of course).

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 2 2010 10:08 AM

Richard DeRuiter:
(unless you have a SSD, of course).

Of course, the SSD would also draw more power when it's in heavy use, too.

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Richard DeRuiter:
unless you have a SSD, of course).

The new MacBook Air's ship with flash storage hard-wired to the board.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 2 2010 7:13 PM

Cameron Watters:

Richard DeRuiter:
unless you have a SSD, of course).

The new MacBook Air's ship with flash storage hard-wired to the board.

Found article with New MacBook Air tear down => http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook-Air-11-Inch-Model-A1370-Teardown/3745/1

 

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MacBook Air RAM is surface mounted on both sides of logic board - not upgradeable.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 3 2010 6:38 AM

While it is not an enclosed drive as most are, it is a module that theoretically can be removed/upgraded if one has access to the same kind of module, as the above post suggests.

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