[mythtv-users] power usage
marcone at xs4all.nl
Mon May 22 03:33:45 UTC 2006
Since I sort of started a thread about power-usage a while ago, I
thought I'd share the power-related results of my RAID-adventures.
The RAID I built uses 90 Watts when idling (rather than the 200
Watts I'd guestimated). That's for an nForce4 motherboard, AMD
Sempron 3100+ and 5 300G disks. One of the disks is a spare, so
could be put in standby for a savings of about 8 Watts.
For comparison: another server I was using had a Pentium-II at
266MHz and a single 30GB disk. It used 30 Watts when idling.
I moved the functionality of the old server onto the new server,
so I've really only increased my total power usage by about 60
Watts, assuming I leave it running all the time like I did with
the old one.
If I had known about the AMD Geode processor before starting to
build this machine, I would have seriously considered using that
instead though: 6W at 1GHz looks pretty good.
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