Application Latency and Notebook Battery Life
SYSmark 2014 SE System Responsiveness Test
The Cardea Liquid doesn't fit in our Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 with the bottom cover installed, so we didn't test it in the system to measure notebook battery life.
We did run the system with the cover "hanging on" to measure system responsiveness with BAPCo's SYSmark 2014 SE software suite. The working cooler on the Cardea II allowed the drive to outperform the Cardea Liquid slightly. This test covers a typical day in the office with a mix of light and heavy moments. The working cooler can help for drives that get into throttled conditions easily.