SSD vs HDD Power Needs

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.

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  1. 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.
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    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.
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