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    hdd power consumption

    i was just curious as to how much of a difference in power consumption there is between a 2.5 hdd, and a 3.5 hdd..... for the difference in price, if a 3.5 doesnt pull that much more power, i may go that route. thanks in advance

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    Look up specs, they should be available on the manufacturer's sites. I expect a fair difference though. Also note that the RPM of the drives is going to make a difference as well.

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    i was just asking in general... is there a huge difference in power, or just a little bit. but thanks, ill check the specs on some of each.

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    One runs off of the 12V rail (3.5) and the other off of the 5V rail (2.5) if I am not mistaken.

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    @jaded_gti: give this site a visit: http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/sc.9/category.23/.f. Click on Power Simulator.
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    edikp... thanks alot, that answered my question

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