I've nearly the same values with my two 1 TB Samsung HD103UJ HDD'sin Raid 1.
HDD's idle: 35 W Standby: 20 W
I don't now, if the HDD's needs less energy after a longer time in Standby. This are the specification from Samsung:
Voltage +5V±5%, +12V±10% Spin-up Current (Max.) 2.4 A Seek (typical) 8.6 W Read/Write (typical) 7.9 W Idle (typical) 7.7 W Standby (typical) 0.8/1.2 W Sleep (typical) 0.8/1.2 W
Did you now what only the Power supply needs? (without connection to the Thecus). I'm surprised about my values and the Samsung. I've changed the fan in a 80 mm FAN with 2500 rpm (he needs 1,8 W an is connected to the 12 V power). 1,8 W + 1,2 + 1,2 = 4,2 W so the Thecus and the power supply needs the about 10 W.
What is the power consumption during system booting & HDD spin up?
System booting & HDD spin up are the critical moments, because if HDD don't spin up correctly, say not enough juice from the power adapter, then one of the drive will be dropped out of the RAID. I think that is why N2100 don't officially support the 750GB and 1TB drives. Some older 750 GB drive will eat up 30Watts, and leave nothing for motherboard.
Hey, I was wondering if someone could tell me how to figure out all these temperatures. The only one I see is on the Web GUI when I click system status: System Temperature 38 / 100 (°C / °F) HDD Temperature 36 / 97 (°C / °F) Am I simply just suppost to monitor this as I'm booting up, ide, reading, and writting?