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Old 05-22-2011, 03:26 AM   #1
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i was thinking about adding another HD maybe 2-3 TBs, mine is almost full(1tb)i was wondering would it affect my power supply? like when i upgraded my graphics card i had to change the power supply? ty
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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This hard-drive is it going to be an additional drive or a replacement? If its a replacement you wont have an issue, but if its an additional drive your system will use more electricity. What PSU do you have? Why did you replace it before, for a bigger one ?
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #3
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Could you post wattage of your PSU and your GPU?

according to what you've said so far,
chances are, it will be fine.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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HDDs use much less power than a graphics card. Unless the PSU in your system is extremely marginal, adding an additional HDD will not be a problem. For instance, a 2TB WD Black HDD uses 11 watts for a read/write operation and 8 watts at idle, a graphics card will use substantially more, depending on which card you have it uses 10-15X or more power.
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