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400W enough for 2 hard drives

post #1 of 4
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Hi,

I am using a 400W corsair power supply (can check sig for full pc spec).

Maybe a silly question but would this be enough to power 2 hard drives so I can clone one to the other without having to reinstall windows and all that messing around.

I just want to clone the contents of my existing 500GB drive onto a 640GB drive so I can sell the other pc and use the larger drive in my main machine. Thought the extra space might come in handy. I don't have a power draining graphics card or anything. Just wondering if this would work. Any input is much appreciated.

Thanks.

Sam.
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post #2 of 4
Yes, high performance drives which use lots of power compared to slower drives only use around 10ish watts
post #3 of 4
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Thanks.

I'm hoping this will be a quick option rather than making a backup, reinstalling windows on other drive, restoring backup....should save a couple of hours.

Sam.
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Intel Core i5-4670K Asus H81i-plus itx Evga Nvidia GeForce GTX750 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3  
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500GB Samsung Evo 850 250GB Samsung Evo 850 1TB WD HDD Noctua NH-U9S 
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Noctua P14s redux 1200rpm Windows 10 27" Dell UltraSharp U2715H Antec Edge 650W 
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Intel Core i5-4670K Asus H81i-plus itx Evga Nvidia GeForce GTX750 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
500GB Samsung Evo 850 250GB Samsung Evo 850 1TB WD HDD Noctua NH-U9S 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Noctua P14s redux 1200rpm Windows 10 27" Dell UltraSharp U2715H Antec Edge 650W 
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post #4 of 4
Yep you have more than enough power by FAR

Your machine should pull something in the region of 200W AFAIK, likely less
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