general questions about 7.0 and computer efficiency......

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Tue Aug 5 20:58:40 UTC 2008

> exactly what hardware you have. A good rule of thumb is 10W for each
> disk drive, but some were much higher. Pull the data sheets for your
> drives.
> A Kill-A-Watt on the power cord is the best way to answer the total
> question. My old ancient Dell Optiplex running 5.5 draws about 60 watts
> including the APS 350CS UPS. Am not about to unplug it without good
> reason:
> dkelly at AndrAIa {1004} uptime
> 1:30PM  up 670 days, 21:08, 2 users, load averages: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
> I found a 10G drive in the trash yesterday. Would one day be a nice
> upgrade for the 4G drive in the above.
or add it, and use atacontrol detach/attach

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