Looking at the three windows power modes, and the impact on SSD performance

Dell Insipron 3537

Well this is the only reason to use the
power saver option, as it will give you the maximum battery life, but at a cost
of performance. So let’s view the results starting with Anvil’s benchmark.

Anvil’s Benchmark.

Let’s start with the read tests.

Crucial M500 SSD anvils read results

Then we move to the write test results.

Crucial M500 SSD anvils write results

Here is the total score.

Crucial M500 SSD anvils total score results

Also let’s get a clearer view of how much
impact there is on performance, comparing the point total result that Anvils
Benchmark gives.

Crucial M500 SSD anvils total score results in percentage

Well if you want the maximum battery life
then you will lose a lot of speed, at least basing this on my testing with the
Crucial M500 SSD.

Crystal Disk Mark

 

Let’s see what results I get when testing
the Crucial M500 SSD on my laptop, starting with the read results.

Crucial M500 SSD crystal disk mark read results

The read results.

Crucial M500 SSD crystal disk mark read results

The write results.

 

As expected from the results that I got with
the Anvil tests, the difference in power saver and high performance modes can
be huge, however balanced mode appears to be the best compromise. So time to
choose what you want, more battery, or more performance?

Let’s head to the next page and close
this article.