There is a reason for the existence of the
three different power modes in Windows, and each one of them has its value.
Maybe some of them don’t appeal that much to the power user, but each of them
has its positives and negatives. But one thing is certain, there are
differences in all three modes, some of them have a much higher impact on the
performance of your SSD, and some have less.
Starting with power saver mode, you are
sacrificing a lot of read and write performance on your SSD, on the other hand
you will get lower power consumption, and some more battery life. Moving on to
balanced mode, this mode appears to be the sweet spot between good performance
and good power management, and probably this is the reason why it’s the default
option in Windows. High performance does exactly what the name says, it takes
everything to the maximum, and there are no compromises to be made here.
By now you should have already found what
mode you want to be using on your desktop or laptop, and you should have a good
idea of how much performance you will win or lose. For me the balanced mode is
the one that I will be staying with. No point going for power saver on my
desktop, also I don’t need the maximum performance (if there is such a thing on
So next time you see number that looks disappointing
for your SSD you might want to check what setting you have the power plan on in
the Control panel.
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