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how many harddrives can my PSU support

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I am wondering how many hard drives my media computer/server can support?
It has a 700 watt PSU five chassis fans 3x 80mm 2x 90mm and stock heatsink fan.
For cards it has, Evga 520 video card, 1 pci usb card adds 5 usb 2.0 ports, 1 sata card adds 2 sata ports 1 more sata card adds 4 more sata ports.
1 dvd burner.

Currently, I have 1 ssd and 4x 3TB drives and 1x 2TB drive. I would like to add more. I know the biggest problem will be start up. The computer runs 24/7 most of the time.
To know more of this computer it's the media computer in my sig. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 5
For reference, according to Kill-A-Watt, my server rig with 7x HDD + 1x SSD in the sig spikes up to about 300w on cold boot.

You have plenty for expansion.
post #3 of 5
As many sata power connectors you have.
    
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung EVO 250GB WD Green 1TB DVD reader Swiftech H220x 
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Windows 7 Asus 27" LED PB278Q Ducky Shine 3 white led /w MX black Cooler Master V850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Razer Orobouros Razer Destructor Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80Ohm 
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at least 10 more performance hdd`s
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