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Power Usage

SudsSuds Registered User regular
I want to buy another Hard-drive but I'm concerned about how much power is currently being used in my system already. Is there a little utility that can tell me how much power is being used and how much is available?

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited November 2007
    It's probably not much of a concern. I have a 380W power supply, and that's enough for my video card and three drives.

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  • KarennaKarenna Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Here's a handy little tool:

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    I want to say that your typical SATA drive burns around 20-30W when running full-out.

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  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Thanks Karenna. Looks like I'll still have 100W to spare if I were to add two SATA drives. That's good to know.

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