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    ctually i ran all my devices through idividually and ironically, a 90w powersupply is all i need. aparently, my hard drives only use .35a on the 12v and .72a on the 5v. which is well under what i thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miztahsparklez
    i dont think the laptop harddrives are worth the money.. i can get a 200gb regular ide drive for like 100 bucks. segate too.
    True true, but don't forget the extra cash you spend on your power solution offsets the price difference you save on the drive. No doubt, the laptop solution will cost you a bit more but the simpler power implementation might save you time, headaches, and result in a substantially cleaner install.

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    Yes I did

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeH
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    I'm afraid you missed the fine print... The C137/90W takes a +19 V input. That's what our P1900 is being designed for.
    Well, that makes the included dc to dc just in the way and junk for about 90% of us out there.

    Well, then I guess Im going to need to choose a 2nd external dc-dc, I believe I can still use the +12volt rail from my Opus 150 to flip the smaller power supplies relay circuit to start/stop.

    Any product suggestions and technical suggestions on how/if my thoughts will work and are valid?

    I guess I can always try it with just the Opus, those things seem to be under rated, leave off the 3.5" for now since thats the only thing thats ever given me problems, and it spins up and is usuable, but I often get the windows system message that some cached data failed to write to the disc (some sort of hiccup I guess), and I even think that can be turned off and is basically a performace option at the disk controller level....

    Shouts please......

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