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So I've finally had it with my mistake of using my 1 TB drive for my main boot drive and for storage. My computer has been running really slowly and I've been having a few errors here and there and decided to do a reformat. However, if I do a reformat I only want to move my data to my external drive once and so I decided to get a SSD to be my main boot drive.

I've decided to get this SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167030

So onto my main question. Will my power supply (sig rig) be able to support the SSD because I already think that I'm stretching the psu a bit.

I will be using the SSD as a boot drive and maybe to hold a few extra programs I use on a daily basis. Any help is appreciated.

I know that there are PSU calculators out there but they already tell me I need a 550-600 Wat psu and i don't have money right now for one
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I think ssd's consume no more then 5w
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The v-series active power consumption should be under 2.4w. You could run that thing with a hamster on a wheel.
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post #4 of 7
SSDs barely even sip power.
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You'll barely notice any increase in power draw from the system. Most calculators tend to push a system's needs into the higher range, thus convincing most people they need more power than they really do. Take my system for example. The calc's at several sites said nothing below a 1000w psu but I could have easily done with a 750-800w in reality. I went with the 1000w simply because I intend to use it for future builds and wanted a lot of headroom for when I add a third 470(which is next week yay!).
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Thanks to all who responded. It's nice to be wrong about SSD power consumption, especially when it's way less than expected.
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post #7 of 7
An SSD will draw about as much power as your mouse......alright a little more, but not much.
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