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Old April 3, 2011, 04:39 PM
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I need something to power my file server with it's 20 hard drives and the basics, would a HX1000 be good enough you think? I don't know much about amps on the 12v+ rails and such and was just wondering if you think this would be able to spin up 20 drives at boot. Another quick question, it's currently $50 off is that a good deal and should I grab it up while on sale?
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair Professional HX1000W 1000W ATX 12V 80A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - Corsair - CMPSU-1000HX - in Canada
If you guys think it's worth it I guess I'll grab it.
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I'm not entirely sure, but I can't imagine you'd need 1 kW - 750 should be okay? I think most of the better constructed PSUs can handle the short lived high power draw at boot.
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Old April 3, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Would you know of any other psu with high amps on the 12v+ rails? That's basically what I was told at the raidz forums and there the ones who told me I'll need atleast 1k to spin up 20 drives and 4 enclosures at once.
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well, 20 hdds...and i guess each takes 5-6 watts maybe 10 just in case, thats 200 watts of 12v rail right there. add another 100,ok lets say 150 for the system, you dont need that much
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Hard drives do not use a lot of current at all, you could get away with a standard power supply even for 20 hard drives. I'd recommend picking up ST's server power supply in his BST if you want a redundant power supply that can handle the amount of hard drives you want.
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Honestly, I'd opt for a Gold certified unit in this case.
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Honestly, I'd opt for a Gold certified unit in this case.
Got any in mind ?
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Old April 3, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Corsair Gold AX850 or Seasonic X850 Gold.
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Old April 3, 2011, 06:59 PM
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Hard drives use the MOST power on initial startup after that they use very little.
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That's a fairly dated design and is a bit noisy from what I hear. I went with the AX 1200 instead.
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