[mythtv-users] ZOTAC ION Motherboard - onboard supply?
richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 12:38:15 UTC 2011
I have a zotac ion a with the built in psu. I use only a sata to cf adapter
and cf card as local hd for booting into xubuntu / mythbuntu.
I would be surprised based on my experience of silent psus if the built in
unit was sufficient for two 3.5 drives and an optical drive. You'll probably
find it will just not boot. I would expect that the psu rating and max amps
on each voltage is in the user manual whcih can be downloaded from the zotac
Please excuse brevity and pistakes this email was composed on a mobile
Thanks and best regards,
On Jul 22, 2011 1:20 PM, "David Watkins" <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've noticed that several people here are running Zotac ION
> motherboards and am wondering if anyone has any experience or
> expertise regarding the capacity of its onboard power supply circuit
> (It uses an external laptop style power brick) ?
> I've been testing such a board as either a possible FE or combined
> BE/FE and have decided that I'm happy with its performance as a BE/FE.
> However this would mean I'd want to add a second hard drive and a
> DVD, making two SATA hard disks, a SATA DVD drive and 2 USB capture
> cards in all.
> The motherboard comes with three SATA power outputs and 6 USB slots so
> that would imply that there shouldn't be a problem, but comparing the
> size of the power brick and the few motherboard components with an ATX
> PSU makes me wonder. Rating the power brick (and upgrading it if
> necessary) isn't difficult but I can't find any information on the
> motherboard voltage converters.
> If I had to, I could buy a larger HDD to replace the two smaller
> drives that I already have, but do you think I'm being unecesssarily
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