[mythtv-users] Power bill vs SchedulesDirect bill

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Sep 18 22:28:32 UTC 2007

On Sep 18, 2007, at 3:25 PM, Calvin Dodge wrote:

> On 9/18/07, davatar <davatar at comcast.net> wrote:
>> 50W? My drives alone take more power than that. 10cents??? I  
>> wish... Anyone
> Hmmm ... lotsa drives? Or SCSI?
> According to my Kill-A-Watt meter, my Athlon64 3800+ system uses 72-75
> watts at idle, with 3 hard drives (two Seagate PATA, one Hitachi
> SATA).

Yeah, and my 2 GHz P4 slave backend uses about 60 watts when idle.   
Hard disk spindown helps, too, if you have separate video and OS  
drives.  (In my experience you can never get a Linux OS drive to spin  
down for any reasonable amount of time.)

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