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how big does the power supply have to be

By harlirose69 ·
how big does the power supply have to be to run a 2tb hard drive.

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So

by santeewelding In reply to how big does the power su ...

You have the HD; then you have the appropriate power supply to spin it; then, what?

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Depends on what else is involved here

by OH Smeg In reply to how big does the power su ...

But the easy solution is to use one of the Power Supply Calculators like the one here

http://www.antec.outervision.com/

However if it's just the HDD 5 Watts should be more than sufficient.

Col

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Smeg sees all.

by santeewelding In reply to Depends on what else is i ...
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You better believe it Santee

by OH Smeg In reply to Smeg sees all.

I was taught by HAL 9000 and as that one opens Air Locks you learn to be

All Seeing

or die very quickly.

Col

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Ask him about Vincent Black Shadows sometime.

by Ron K. In reply to Smeg sees all.

Find where you can buy one inexpensively to really pique his attention.

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Now that's just mean EOM

by OH Smeg In reply to Ask him about Vincent Bla ...
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The Same As For Any Other Hard Drive

by TheChas In reply to how big does the power su ...

The storage capacity of a hard drive does not have any impact on the power required.

Nearly all 3 1/2" will draw the same power as all 2.5" drives will draw nearly the same amount of power.

After the basic operation of the drive controller and motors, the only significant difference between hard drives is the size of the cache memory on the drive itself.

Now, if you are adding a second drive to an existing system, you may or may not have enough extra power supply capacity to add in another drive. But, if you are comparing a 500 GB drive to a 2 TB drive, the power requirements will be nearly identical.

Chas

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