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2nd hard drive? Do i have enough power?

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July 13, 2010 4:19:54 PM

I have a 600 watt coolmaster psu, and am running a 250 gig hard drive right now, and want to put in a 500 gig or 1 terabyte for putting pictures, movies, music etc... on. My other specs are:

Phenom II 3.0 ghz
4 gig DDR3 1600mhz
ATI 4850 X2
250 hard drive

Do you guys think I am going to need to go up to a bigger PSU if I want to put in a 2nd hard drive?

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a c 143 G Storage
July 13, 2010 4:23:21 PM

You have enough power to add a 2nd hard drive. Hard drives use very minimal power and you have enough head room with your current PSU.

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a c 329 G Storage
July 14, 2010 4:17:58 AM

Today's typical HDD's use about 10 watts or less - some MAYBE up to 15.
July 21, 2010 1:45:32 PM

Best answer selected by devilhanzou.