I'm (probably) about to take the plunge and purchase a 5200pro, I've got as far as putting my credit card details into the online order form a couple of times in the past week before I re-gained control
Anyway at the moment I'm running openfiler on an old bundle of bits that's been thrown together over the past couple of weeks. It does the job, no way does it look as nice as the 5200pro, it's way bigger and probably is costing me more to run. I using a underclocked athon 64 3800+ x2, clocked (and voltaged) down to 908 mhz, while on idle (all 6 disks spun down) it's drawing 58watts at the mains (240v UK).
So I have a few questions.
Does the disk spin down feature work in the latest firmware? does it only work with certain drives? Has anyone tried using the smart spindown script www.samwel.tk/smart_spindown/index.html to spin down there drives.....?
Any idea what a 5200pro draws at the mains with the disks all spun down?
I couldn't hold off any longer, I am expecting delivery of my 5200pro any minute now. Looking at your figures it seems that I need to get my disks spining down by some means...or I am not going to get any power saving over the server that is currently running openfiler....
Would I be correct in thinking that Germany has a 110/120 volt mains supply ?
No I was just refering to the mains supply voltage....
was hoping Germany was 110v, since we have 220v that would half the wattage (about) reported by brenner.
No, thats not true for a simple reason: Watt = Volt * Ampere (to write it in words). For that, the Box will consume about half the current on 230V compared to the 110V. But the Watt will stay the same ....