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Old 05-09-2007, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What power supply should i get.

I am going to build a server system that needs to have 6 or more hard drives and i was wondering what power supply or what method i should use for powering all of the hard drives.
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BTW, all of the hard drives are sata 320GB WD caviar which i am going to put in raid 5
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Default Re: What power supply should i get.

There is a power supply guide at this forum...

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What is the rest of the system specifications?
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Default Re: What power supply should i get.

ive seen that psu calculator alot and i dont trust it, to me it doesnt seem to reliable
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Default Re: What power supply should i get.

six hard drives ummm . . .. i got with a 850 - 950 maybe even 1000watt psu. leaving space for more hdd if u ever need more.

but thats without knowin your cpu or gpu and cd drives. if u have a quad core or something like that then get around 900 -1000watt.
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six hard drives ummm . . .. i got with a 850 - 950 maybe even 1000watt psu. leaving space for more hdd if u ever need more.

but thats without knowin your cpu or gpu and cd drives. if u have a quad core or something like that then get around 900 -1000watt.

HardDrives do not require alot of Power, even IF he had 10 Drives I wouldn't suggest that high wattage of a PSU without knowing the rest of the Specs.
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5 drives? Try more like 650w max.
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what about the OCZ series PSU's? aren't those supposed to be good?
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the OCZ last but they have a huge ripple in them. Around 4-5&#37; of rail fluctuate, which is really not that good at all....the reason they are used so much is becuase of the watts they produce for the money. Still I would rather get a more solid PSU than them.
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