[nycbug-talk] Power Consumption (was: FreeBSD on Dell PowerEdge 1900)

Alex Pilosov alex at pilosoft.com
Fri Oct 19 01:50:15 EDT 2007

On Thu, 18 Oct 2007, Bjorn Nelson wrote:

> On Oct 18, 2007, at 6:55 AM, Isaac Levy wrote:
> >
> > - Are harddrives generally the same in power consumption?
> Disks generally will use 2 amps on start and then drop down to about
> half that after.  This is why they are usually started in order in large
> drive arrays rather all at once.
to clarify what bjorn meant. he meant 2A at 12V then 0.5A at 12V.

Given that usually power is metered at amps at 110V (well in US), it might 
be confusing.


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