I recently attended a seminar that threw a lot of information at us. While at first glance, I was immensely grateful to have attended, when the number of items discussed began to mount, I slowly stopped thinking how glad I was to be here, and started thinking, yeah... I need to check on that. I'm going to be posting several questions on here shortly concerning SSD, Raid, Raid Controllers, and setting up a Cache Drive.
This post is on Raid Power Requirements.
I am setting up a new computer, which has been a monstrous task in the making.
I am now using the motherboard seen here:
The motherboard itself supports Raid 0, 1, 5, 10. I have 2 of these Hard Drives.
Current plans are to use this video card in the system:
The former plan was to get a third HD, and setup a Raid 5. After the seminar, I am leaning towards buying a 3rd, and 4th, and setting up a Raid 10.
1. What kind of extra power requirements am I looking at, if I want to run a RAID 10?
2. Given the motherboard, graphics card, and Raid setup, what size PSU should I be getting?