[mythtv-users] NAS power supply
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Oct 10 16:49:07 UTC 2008
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 09:30:56AM -0700, Yan Seiner wrote:
> On Fri, October 10, 2008 9:25 am, Tom Flair wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 9:25 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> >> I'm going to have to build an external HD enclosure. What do people do
> >> for power supplies? Power itself shouldn't be a problem; assuming a
> >> drive consumes 20W on spinup and 10W running then even 20 drives can be
> >> handled by a (relatively) modest 450 W PS. No mobo in the enclosure, so
> >> no power for that.
> >> I've heard about people using resistors on a normal PS when it's used
> >> without a mobo. I can only assume that the PS requires a load of some
> >> sort on the mobo connector to operate properly, but I'm not about to go
> >> slapping random resistors on the connector... :-)
> >> I've not had any luck finding a HOWTO or anything on this. Anyone have
> >> any ideas? Suggestions?
> >> Thanks,
> >> --Yan
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> > What are you going to attach the drives to without the mobo? (idle
> > curiosity)
> up to 20 SATA drives, some eSATA boards, and a crapload of fans. I'm
> building a 20TB array (eventually - I figure 1TB drives will be down to
> $50 if the economy keeps tanking).
Check out the 1.5TB drives at newegg.
I was going to get a bunch of 1TB drives from Frys (for my future array)
until I saw those on sale...
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