unRaid and your electric bill

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GortWillSaveUs Offline
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Very cool. In today's economy,..I think this information is extremely helpful, since no one likes surprises on any bills they receive.
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My Freenas server, Phenom II X2 250, 16GB ram, 450W PS, 6x2TB hard disks. It idles around 65W when I used my power meter. It ramps up to about 90W when the HDDs aren't sleeping and up to about 140W when it's cranking out. I leave it on 24/7.

Good thing I live in the hydro electric capital of the world, British Coluimbia Canada where electricity is 6.8 cents/KWh. Tongue

Anyways, $30 a month seems high, as suggested I would use a kill-a-watt or similar device to measure your actual power usage.

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(2012-06-11 17:37)wsume99 Wrote:  My server idles at ~40w. If you assume $.11/kWHr (which is about the US average) that equates to ~$40/year. If I were you I'd invest in a kill-a-watt meter before you make any changes. I would certainly think that you would see much less power use from a newer system. One of the best chips for a cheap, low power unraid server is the intel celeron G530.

(2012-06-11 18:50)Tycho91 Wrote:  Why not switch to WHS v1? Can run on 1gb, no graphics card and can use LightsOut for powermanagement?

Interesting set of numbers. I'll make a note of this Low power CPU Smile
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(2012-06-15 10:03)crashnburn Wrote:  
(2012-06-11 17:37)wsume99 Wrote:  My server idles at ~40w. If you assume $.11/kWHr (which is about the US average) that equates to ~$40/year. If I were you I'd invest in a kill-a-watt meter before you make any changes. I would certainly think that you would see much less power use from a newer system. One of the best chips for a cheap, low power unraid server is the intel celeron G530.

Interesting set of numbers. I'll make a note of this Low power CPU Smile
I just want to clear up any confusion - I have an E5500 CPU in my server today NOT a G530. If I were going to build another server today I'd use a G530 and I'm certain that it would draw less power than my current setup.

HTPC: Win 7 Home 64-bit | MB | CPU | GPU | RAM | Case | PSU | Tuner | HDDs: OS, Media | DVD Burner | Remote
Media server: unraid 4.7 | CPU | MB | RAM | Case | PSU | HDDs: Parity-2TB, Data-2x2TB
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