Best low-power efficient SSD upgrade for Steam Deck

zlyorg

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From reviews below Kioxia BG4 looks promising designated for low power usage in embedded applications.


SSD page info on Kioxia

https://business.kioxia.com/en-us/ssd/client-ssd/bg4.html

One issue availability due OEM only, I bought myself 512GB for $33 second hand used only 5h.

I seen new in shop for $141 https://www.conrad.com/p/kioxia-bg4...-m2-nvme-pcie-30-x4-bulk-kbg40zns512g-2347788

What other disks you considering or using ?
 
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markipolo

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just a question, aren't SSD's by design, already low power consumers, compared to HDD's?
 

zlyorg

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Yes but this one draw 2-2.5x less than most power hungry SSD and is on pair with Server Grade SSD
Depends to test this one draw form 1.1 -2.74W compared to Samsung Evo 970 who usually draw 5W, for desktop PC this not make difrence but for steam deck saving 3.9-2.26W = more battery life, and less heat inside.
 

markipolo

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hmmm, between 40-50% less power consumption on a steam deck which is a "mobile" PC?
Well I must admit that seems like a great reason to use these ones then.

Thanks for the explanation, hopefully more people learn about this upgrade path if they want options when upgrading their steam deck. 😉
 
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