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Power For Raid/sata Set Up?


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#1 ebrid001

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:02 PM

In the audio/video forum,I asked about burning CDs;here is a related question.

I have a three hundred watt power supply.(Yes,I know I'll need more if I go to an independent sound card;I'm using an MSI board with an Nvidia chip set,and AC 97 sound.)

--If I put in a 160G SATA drive to hold about 160 44.1 WAV cds(in effect),do I have enough power to do so?

--Without increasing the power supply,if I don't have to,can you recommend a sound card with a Coaxial digital out **not an optical digital out,to feed a non sampling Digital Audio Converter,to then go into the line level input of an audio preamplifier?

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:01 AM

A hard drive uses up to 30W during start-up but less than 20W during use.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

Thank you.




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