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Power Assistance For WD Caviar Green 2 TB

I am using a 160GB hard disk with regular SMPS. My SMPS is 450W.

I plan to attach another 2TB internal hard disk on the same PC.

According to some of the shop-keeper, its good to have high-end PSU for large hard drives. Is it true?
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    utter utter rubbish, tell him so and buy your hdd from elsewhere he is just trying to sell you a new PSU. I'm running 2 x 2TB, 2x 1TB + 1x 1.5TB off a 365W supply and i'm only pulling 65W from the wall.

    However give us your full system specs as it is very easy to use more than what a 450 can cope with.
  2. 13thmonkey said:
    utter utter rubbish, tell him so and buy your hdd from elsewhere he is just trying to sell you a new PSU. I'm running 2 x 2TB, 2x 1TB + 1x 1.5TB off a 365W supply and i'm only pulling 65W from the wall.

    However give us your full system specs as it is very easy to use more than what a 450 can cope with.

    My system is
    Intel core 2 duo e 4500
    2 gb ram
    160gb hard disk
    dvd rw
    hytech 450W psu
  3. 13th monkey is right
    But recently my dealer also suggested to change PSU since my 1 TB hdd starts corrupting
  4. gigoe said:
    13thmonkey said:
    utter utter rubbish, tell him so and buy your hdd from elsewhere he is just trying to sell you a new PSU. I'm running 2 x 2TB, 2x 1TB + 1x 1.5TB off a 365W supply and i'm only pulling 65W from the wall.

    However give us your full system specs as it is very easy to use more than what a 450 can cope with.

    My system is
    Intel core 2 duo e 4500
    2 gb ram
    160gb hard disk
    dvd rw
    hytech 450W psu


    no gpu?

    unless that hytech is not capable of more than 200W, then you'll be fine.
  5. LOL
    I'm running Six 2TB drives (storage) and Two 160Gb drives (raid1 OS) plus an optical drive off the 300w Seasonic psu in my server.

    The 2tb green uses slightly over 8w at maximum. Tell that shop keeper 'Nice Try.'
  6. 13thmonkey said:
    gigoe said:
    13thmonkey said:
    utter utter rubbish, tell him so and buy your hdd from elsewhere he is just trying to sell you a new PSU. I'm running 2 x 2TB, 2x 1TB + 1x 1.5TB off a 365W supply and i'm only pulling 65W from the wall.

    However give us your full system specs as it is very easy to use more than what a 450 can cope with.

    My system is
    Intel core 2 duo e 4500
    2 gb ram
    160gb hard disk
    dvd rw
    hytech 450W psu


    no gpu?

    unless that hytech is not capable of more than 200W, then you'll be fine.

    newegg.com given my power uses as 240w so is it good to change and get a branded or have to go with regular end PSU ?
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