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Date:      Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:37:00 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Bill Moran <>
Cc:        =?ISO-8859-1?Q?D=E1nielisz_L=E1szl=F3?= <>,
Subject:   Re: hdd voltage
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On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:27:20 -0500, Bill Moran <> wrote:
> Not all power supplies are created equal.  Unfortunately, there's
> no government oversight on power supply ratings, thus a cheap 450W
> power supply might go unstable if it has to supply 200W for very
> long, whereas a good quality 200W power supply might be able to
> put out 450W for short periods reliably.

That's true. People want crap, they get crap. :-)

> Additionally, are you sure your service power is good?  Even the
> best power supply will fail if you're not getting 120V/60H at the
> outlet (or whatever voltage/freq you're supposed to get in your part
> of the world).

In Germany, we only get the purest power made of highest
quality electrons, 230V 50Hz 24/7/365. :-) Note that I'm
running this power supply for more than 7 years now - the
SAME power supply.

> Not a direct answer to your question, but hopefully some useful
> information to consider.

That's right. If you have the chance, monitor your power
outlet, e. g. with a long term peak monitor or a scope
with battery backed up memory, just to make sure the
requirements of the PSU are met.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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