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I just added four 6TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drives in a RAID 10 Configuration will my Power Supply be OK

2017-09-05, 23:50 PM

My ThinkStation P510 uses a  650W 92% Tower power supply and I just addded four 6TB 3.5 Hard drives and kept the M.2 512GB PCIe SSD as the boot drive. If I need a bigger power supply what is the FRU No.?


Here is the Spec/Build Sheet

  • Processor: Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 Processor (15MB Cache, 3.6GHz)
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Operating System Language: Windows 10 Pro 64 English
  • Mother Board: P510 Motherboard - Single CPU
  • Memory Qty: 1
  • Memory Selection: 16GB 2400MHz ECC RDIMM
  • First Video Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 315 DMS59 to DVIx2 1GB
  • Hard Drive Support Module: 8port SATA/SAS RAID Flex Adapter
  • Blind Connect Drives: Yes
  • First PCIe M.2 HDD Qty: 1
  • First PCIe M.2 HDD Selection: M.2 512GB PCIe SSD
  • First PCIe M.2 HDD Boot Drive: Yes
  • Primary Raid Array Configuration: RAID 5 with Spare Drive
  • 1st HDD selection Qty: 4
  • 1st HDD selection: 1TB Hard Drive,7200RPM,3.5",SATA
  • UltraSlim Optical Device: 9.5mm DVD Burner/CD-RW Rambo Drive
  • Additional Memory Card Reader: Integrated 9-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader
  • Front I/O - eSATA: Front eSATA
  • USB 3.0: USB 3.0 Add in Card High Profile
  • Keyboard: USB Full Keyboard - English
  • Pointing Device: Lenovo USB Optical Wheel Mouse
  • Power Cord: LineCord - US • Power Supply: Tower 650W 92%
  • Language Pack: Publication - English

Thank in Advance


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Re: I just added four 6TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drives in a RAID 10 Configuration will my Power Supply

2017-09-06, 2:53 AM

There should be plenty of headroom on that power rail for hard drives. At full seek you're probably looking at around 10W per drive, or 40W total.


I don't see anything that jumps out on your list that would be a huge power draw and approach your limit.

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