aswinp Posted September 28, 2008 Share Posted September 28, 2008 Hi folks, I'm going to be building a server for my business, and am thinking of using the HX1K as the PSU. This PSU will power: 2 Xeon E5405 Quad Core Motherboard Intel S5000PSL (onboard basic ATI VGA) 1 Areca 1261ML RAID Card (16 channel) 20 SATA 7200rpm Drives (WDC mostly) in 4 x 5-in-3 internal enclosure Note: 20 drives because this will be a VM Server hosting about 15 Guest Servers ----- I've seen the rail distribution diagram --> http://www.asktheramguy.com/v3/showthread.php?t=70317 ...but I'm still unsure, because from what I understand from the above chart: 1. The MB, both CPUs and RAID Card will be running from rail 1 (RED) .... Is this correct? 2. All 20 drives will run off the second rail (ORANGE). Note: Each 5in3 enclosure is powered by 2 molex. So 4 enclosures mean 8 molex to power all 20 drives. My concern is for Number 2.... will the second rail alone be enough to power all 20 SATA 7200rpm Drives reliably? If not then my option is to go to a psu with single rail design like the silverstone OP1200 or ZU/ZM1200 series. Thanks for the help guys. AP Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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