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All the sub 2kW UPSes I've interacted with are silent unless charging / running off battery, or near 100% load. I can't promise model x will be, but your chances are pretty good.
 
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Once we had to go through power "rationing" in the winter. They would switch
45 minutes power on 45minutes off. This happend for 3 days straight. I wish
i had a UPS.
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post #73 of 75
A standard UPS can't handle that indefinitely, as most typically have a recharge time in the 16-18 hour range. Depends on load, of course. If you stop folding while on battery, you'd do much better.

Why'd you go through power rationing? what was going on?
 
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Your odds of losing any data from power loss is a million in one. Case in point, my 6 year old custom laptop has a problem where it shuts off under load, even watching a 720p Youtube video. I estimate it's shut off about 200 times, and more than a few times while torrenting or copying data to an external hdd. So, just buying a good surge protector is fine for 99% of people IMO.
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Your calculations are awe-inspiringly awful, sir. ANY writing that is occuring during a power failure is prone to being incomplete. watching a 720p video on youtube, and saving a 20Mpixel image in photoshop are totally different things.
No one cares if their web cache gets corrupted, it simply gets re-downloaded.

We had a 2 second power outage here the other day, and my raid controller logs show a cache sync occurred after power up. Had I not had the battery backup on my raid card, data would have been lost. That is a fact. whether or not it was important data is another matter entirely.
 
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