PSU, what to buy?

JonTa

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Hi, atm my WHS consist of 20 drives (various sizes, 4 400GB, 5 500GB, 10 1TB, 4 1.5TB) and that is all powered with corsair HX620. My case, lianli pc343, have space for 16 more drives and I wondering what type of PSU to go with. Would 750w be enough, or should I go with hx1000w?

On system boot (spin-up) the wattage mater shows spikes around 610-630w of drawing, but when all drives spin up the power goes down to 250w.

Btw, does supermicro sat2 pcix card support delayed spin up?
 

Dangman

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Just straight for the Corsair 1000HX 1000W PSU just to make sure you don't have to upgrade for awhile.
 

nitrobass24

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What kind of controller are you using?
Some controllers allow you to setup staggered spinup.
 

JonTa

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I'm using Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8, but after googling it seams it doesn't support staggered spinup.. Guess I will really go straight for hx1000
 
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