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Angelbird SSD wrk 512GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 6, 2014 1:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Angelbird

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation, and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




The Notebook Battery Life chart does add more insight to the analysis though. We discussed this in the introduction, but we will reiterate. At this time, the SSD wrk and it's release firmware only delivers two minutes more on time than a Seagate Momentus Thin HDD. We expected results in the same range as the Corsair Force LX 512GB. As mentioned before, Angelbird is working on a new firmware release that will fix the issue, but that this time, the SSD wrk is a poor choice for notebook users who run on battery power for long periods of time.



Power Limited Performance




The performance of the SSD wrk 512GB in a power-limited state is in line with other SSDs. In this state, the CPU, DRAM, PCIe, and DMI busses slow to save power.

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