I have a decent machine...its nothing fancy lik just a "white box" as in i buit it myself so its very custom, nothing too powerfull but good for my need none the less!
My question is about Hard disks...and their power consumption, i have a single 7200 rpm cheap ish maxtor 250gb drive as my primary drive,, and an older seagate 7200 rpm parralel ata or IDE drive 250gb.
Will i notice the difference if i buy 1 of the samsung eco green drives?
Because i can only think in percentages... 14400 rpm total vs 5400rpm total, so when i look at it like this i could "save" 60% of the power used ..ish
But the problem is i dont even know how much power these items consume!
Its all come about after i bought a power supply, i made the mistake of getting a 550w ocz modular "fatality" and this thing cannot even power my machine properly, so ive had to UNDERclock it! would u believe it lol i spent £60+ on a new psu and i thought "branded 550w will defo power this" and it doesnt, so now im looking at other options to spending another £500 on a psu , and i could do with more space ... this will make you laugh ...... this is the system it cannot even power properly
1 x AMD atlon x2 black edition 5000+ *am2*
2 x 1gb kingston hyperx 1066mhz *running at 800 obviosly in the am2*
1 x nividia 7200 - 128mb
1 x seagate 250gb IDE Hdd
1 x Maxtor 250gb SATA Hdd
**fanset** arctic cooling freezer pro 64 with front and rear 120mm hyper fans**
I mean i got 1066 ram so i could feel safe knowing if the speed of the cpu and ram were tied when i OC the ram could handle going faster than the normal am2 top speeds ect ect
Thanks if you read this , will i notice the lower power use of the samsung eco greens?
Edited by spikey666, 21 January 2010 - 01:07 AM.