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How many watt power supply needed to support 2 TB


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:16 AM

Hi...could someone please tell me how many watts minimum of power supply would be needed to run 2 TB drives? I bought a new PC with a TB drive and it has a 300W power supply...I don't really think the power supply is enough to support another TB, but I would like to add a TB from my last PC. The new PC has 6 GB of RAM.

If it's not enough, then I would like someone to tell me the name of the device needed that takes the data from an uninstalled internal TB and transfers it to another internal TB. I think it hooks up through a USB port. Thanks much for any help.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:05 AM

I think even the most power hungry 1 TB drives made now pull less than 10-12 watts max during seek/writes.

I wouldn't worry about your power situation.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for taking the time to answer. This topic can be closed now.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 03:04 PM

shouldnt be a problem with one more drive, its when you get to adding video cards that you have power issues.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:45 AM

OK thanks again...was just worried with 2 separate Terabyte drives and only 300W power supply. This topic can be closed. Thanks!




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