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. m 0 l Best solution foscooter a c 99 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimlau May 22, 2012 1:10:23 AM Best answer selected by jimlau. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPower Consumption: HDD vs. SSD Forum SolvedNeed help deciding the right storage options : SSD vs mSATA SSD vs HDD Forum SolvedTime to buy my storage, need help :)! (SSD vs. HDD) Forum OC'd A10-5800k mini itx, ssd, hdd, bluray, fan.... How much power do i need. Forum Solvedssd vs sshd vs hdd Forum SolvedWill a 300w power supply handle a core i7 processor, 8 gb ram, SSD drive, and 7200 rpm HDD drive? Forum SolvedSSD primary, HDD VS SSHD as secondary Forum Solved120gb ssd+2tb hdd vs 250gb ssd +1tb hdd Forum SolvedHDD vs. SSD Forum SolvedHybrid Drive vs Hdd + Ssd cache? Forum SolvedSSD vs mSata SSD with HDD RAID0 Forum SolvedSATA SSD vs SAS HDD in 12 node cluster Forum I need the fastest SATA HDD (VelociRaptor VS Kingston SSD) Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD Forum SolvedSSHD vs HDD vs SSD Forum SolvedSSD vs HDD Linux performance compared - minimal advantage at best? Forum SolvedCan a 520W PSU power run a 4670k, 780, 1 SSD and 2 HDD's? Forum Solved250gb SSD + 1tb HDD vs 120gb SSD + 2tb HDD Forum SolvedSSHD (Hybrid Drive) vs HDD Boost vs SSD? Forum SolvedSsd vs hdd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !