[mythtv-users] Getting OT: What size power supply for this backend...

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 23:15:37 UTC 2006

On 13/12/06, Willy Boyd <willyboyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/13/06, stephen <mythmail at rogers.com> wrote:
> > (snip)
> >
> > This is a handy little link:
> >
> > http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
> I've got a semi-related OT question.  Well, at least this thread
> brought it to mind.  I'm not as much concerned with finding the right
> wattage, as I am with a supply that has enough leads.  When I built my
> backend, I bought a nice, quite Zalman P/S that I love.  Then when
> upgrading my file server to RAID-5, found that I was lacking one HDD
> lead on its P/S.  So in the pinch, I had to swap them out.  Really
> dislike have the louder one in my living room, while the Zalman is
> stuck in the office with an already loud file server.  In the mean
> time I've been trying to figure out boot-from-USB so I can take the
> server's disc drive out and free up one lead.  When I looked around
> before I couldn't definitive info on exactly how many leads a supply
> has.  Anybody advice?  Any known supplies with at least 5 connectors
> for 3.5 inch drives?

My Seasonic S12 430W has 6 large Molex connectors for IDE devices, 2
small connectors for floppy drives etc, and 2 SATA power connectors.
The manual shows all S12 PSUs having at least 5 large Molex
connectors, the more powerful units having 2 PCI-E connectors for the
most demanding video cards. But, as Jake suggests, is there a reason
why a simple Y-splitter will not be appropriate?


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