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I've had an APC UPS for a couple years now. There have been quite a few times when either the power flickered for a second or totally went out during a storm that it allowed me to save and quit whatever I was doing and do a proper shutdown.

I also sleep my computer when I go out of town. If I need a file I forgot to dropbox, I can magic packet (WOL), RDP, and resleep. If the power were to flicker or go out, that sleep state would obviously be lost. This is a nonissue with the UPS.

It has also allowed me to charge my phone or power whatever during an outage. It could literally charge a phone for weeks. Other things will last much less time of course, depending on the draw.

It's extremely important for a NAS, as stated.

I would say get it for either if you can afford it.
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post #12 of 75
I thought a good quality PSU takes care of power surges?
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post #13 of 75
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Kaldari do you think an APC CS 350 would be fine for a server with 12 5400 rpm hard drives and a Zacate board? My current Atom based solution only take 60watts with a mixture of 8 hard drives (mostly 7200rpm actually). I will be using an areca 1880ix 24 port w/ battery backup unit as well.
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post #14 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by systemlayers View Post
Kaldari do you think an APC CS 350 would be fine for a server with 12 5400 rpm hard drives and a Zacate board? My current Atom based solution only take 60watts with a mixture of 8 hard drives (mostly 7200rpm actually). I will be using an areca 1880ix 24 port w/ battery backup unit as well.
Easily. I think that would run less than 150w peak.
Edited by Kaldari - 5/26/11 at 6:45pm
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post #16 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellboy_101 View Post
UPS just aren't needed for normal rigs unless you just worry about your data to much.
No, that's completely wrong.

Even if you rarely experience brownouts and the like, a UPS is still greatly useful. I bought mine 3 years ago and it's been the best "accessory" for my system. I have my router/monitor/pc hooked up to it. Just yesterday it proved its purpose when a storm made the power flicker. I just kept right on going
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I'll get one eventually but this data server i'm building is going to cost like 3k+ so that's the main expense right now
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post #18 of 75
And something I forgot to mention earlier, routers and modems barely draw anything. I've had full wifi during every outage.
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post #19 of 75
UPS is important if you need power conditioning or power backup for data safety, or coverage from brown outs

if you live in a suburb area, or anything like it, you probably have clean, reliable power and don't need UPS for a regular desktop
 
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post #20 of 75
Quote:
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I'm getting this in a couple of weeks -> CyberPower UPS 1350
You should get the newer version... It's $5 more. Read up on Pure Sine. It's way superior to the method older UPSes use. I have 3 of the 1500VA/900W pure sine versions (One for computer, one for server, and one for home theater), right now they are like $230 a piece though, about $100 more than I paid for each of mine.



Quote:
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I thought a good quality PSU takes care of power surges?
No? Don't tell me you have your computer plugged directly into the wall

At the bare minimum you should be using a high quality surge protector.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/26/11 at 7:06pm
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