Solved SSD vs HDD Power Needs Tags: SSD Hard Drives Power Storage Last response: May 22, 2012 1:10 AM in Storage Share jimlau May 11, 2012 5:49:37 PM i have 2 SSD's and 1 HDD. i have split the SATA ower cable coming out of the power supply twice, to get 3 power cords. i have had some odd computer behavior, and wondered if i woul;d save a lot of power usage if i used a third SSD instead of the HDD. btw, i have no graphics card. thanks. More about : ssd hdd power tokencode a b G Storage May 11, 2012 11:32:12 PM SSDs use substantially less power than an HDD, but keep in mind that if you're looking to save money, it will take you a very long time to justify the cost of the SSD. It will offer far better performance though and yes it uses less power. Best solution foscooter a c 97 G Storage May 11, 2012 11:44:18 PM Perhaps you should get a better Power Supply Unit, one that has more (mine has 12) SATA connectors, instead of getting another SSD. Splitting the power like that is not good, but I understand if you need to go from molex to SATA. Try splitting just the SSD, and keep the HDD on it own plug. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimlau May 22, 2012 1:10:23 AM Best answer selected by jimlau. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMoving to SSD from HDD /Windows 7 vs 8 ForumHDD + SSD : Effect on Battery Life/ Power Consumption? ForumSSD vs HHD vs RAID0 HDD Forum2x 128gb ocz vertex 4 vs 1 hdd and 1 ssd ForumHDD vs SSD which one? ForumSSD vs HDD ForumPhenom II x4 + SSD + HDD vs Intel i5-2500k + HDD ForumCost effective raid 0 ssd vs hdd Forum3x 6950 vs 2x 6950 + Nvidia PhysX vs SSD/HDD upgrade? ForumSSD vs HDD for fairly heavily used system. ForumSSD vs HDD Longevity Forum160gb hdd vs 40gb ssd ForumAll SSD vs HDD + SSD . Can I get away with a 256GB? ForumWould SSD improve Internet speed vs 7200 HDD ForumHDD vs SSD juice... ForumTo RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. ForumSSD Storage question ForumSSD ocz vertex 3 VS hdd for Diablo 3 ForumSSD ocz vertex 3 VS hdd for Diablo 3 ForumUsing Intel SRT with SSD hosting the OS? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !