3 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2014 10:02 AM by sylvia_intel

    Understanding Power Consupmtion Specification. Intel 320 vs S3500




      I'm comparing specs of Intel 320 and S3500. The data below is from Table 8 of S3500 spec and Table 5 of 320 spec.


      Power ModeIntel 320Intel S3500
      Idle100 mW600 mW
      Active150 mW1,800 mW

      S3500 Spec: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-specifications/ssd-dc-s3500-spec.pdf

      320 Spec: ARK | Intel® SSD 320 Series (120GB, 2.5in SATA 3Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)


      The S3500 drive seems to us > 6 times the power of the 320 drive. I can only assume this large of a difference is due to measurement method.


      Measurement method for Intel 320:

      Measurement method for Intel S3500:

      Is there a way to take the measurement method difference into account? I want to show that both drives consume a similar amount of power (or if they don't).