Not enough power

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 at 11:04pm

Last night I moved the three hard drives from one of my linux boxes to their temporary home in the small form factor pc that I mentioned last week. Things did not go well as the drives would not reliably power up. In hindsight this could have been expected as I was attempting to run three drives from a power supply in a pc that is only designed for one.

It was only after I had returned the drives to their original home that I thought about the solution that I implemented tonight; power two of the drives from one of the spare AT power supplies that I have sitting around.

flickr: Temporary

This does make for an untidy solution but the extra drives were untidy anyway and it should only need to be like this for a week or so until I perform a fresh install of linux on the original hardware (but with different drives).

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