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Green WD 6Gb/s HDD in 3Gb/s slot: power consumption

I'm wondering if I'll still enjoy the power saving benefit of a 6Gb/s Western Digital green drive if it is installed in a slot that only supports 3Gb/s. I understand that it will work but that the ...
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How do I find the power consumption of a sound card?

I have a custom built desktop PC where I carefully chosen the parts so that it is still relatively powerful but has very low energy consumption. Now after I see that the inboard audio is not able to ...
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Estimated power draw for different power states?

What would be a raw estimate of the power draw of a semi-modern desktop PC, in different sleep states? Will the suspended state (with powered RAM) draw much more power then the PC in hibernation ...
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Reduce power consumption of gaming computer while idle

This is my current build: EVGA X58 (first generation) motherboard Intel i7 965 clocked @ 3.3 Ghz 3x DDR3-1600 Corsair RAM at stock timings and voltages Corsair AX750 80 Plus Gold PSU 1 ...
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How much CPU power and RAM will I need in a 10 disk array?

I'm planning to build a low-power storage server with many drives. Can I put an Atom based board into this machine? Or even ARM? Will a weak CPU cut into my throughput? What about RAM? I am planning ...
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Are “Green” Hard Drives a Suitable a Storage Medium when Running Windows Home Server? [closed]

Does anyone have experience running WHS using "green" hard drives? What have your experiences been? Normally I wouldn't touch them for a server that has even moderate use but they are also much ...
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How can I determine the ecological impact of a computer?

How do I determine or even quantify how much ecological impact my computer has? Are there established ways of doing so, or bodies that do this in whole or in part? I'm thinking of things like the ...
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How low-power can a home server get? [closed]

I've got quite simple question actually. How green, low-power and efficient x86 home server can I build using consumer parts with rather constrained budget. After looking through some Google hits ...
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What is Green Computing?

Recently I come to a topic that is similar somewhat to Green House Effect, "Green Computing". What does it consult with our IT field? Has it any consult with Cloud Computing ?
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Raid-1 Western Digital Green AARS, cloning and WD Align Utility

My current setup runs on top of 2x Western Digital 2500KS drives on Raid-1, using the motherboard's 780G raid controller, on WinXP. Everything is fine, but the drives are a bit noisy. I am ...
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Is there a way to replace /dev/null with an actual file?

Is there a way to replace /dev/null device with a regular file (or a device that appends to a file, perhaps)? How much data is written to it? (This slightly odd question is partially inspired by ...
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Overview of MIPS-per-watt?

I'm looking to buy a 'low energy' system for my home webserver. One of the main criteria is how much power such a system consumes while providing enough power to run the apps I would like to run. My ...
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Minimize power usage of Windows file server at home

We are setting up a home file server (most likely running Windows Home Server) that will always be on. There will be a mix of older hardware and some new components. The box does not need to be ...