Flash-Based SSDs Don’t Help Battery Life?

Tom’s Hardware has posted an article that’s generating a lot of buzz. They are saying that flash-based Solid State Drives (SSD) don’t help the battery life of your laptop. Instead, they are saying that it in fact decreases it.

Given that SSDs don’t have the mechanical (i.e. moving) parts of a conventional hard drive, as well as generate the heat that a conventional hard drive does (which causes the laptop to have to work on cooling itself, depending on how it’s designed), this is a pretty interesting view of SSDs.

Update: CNET has a rebuttal from some SSD manufacturers.

Read: Tom’s Hardware