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Power (oh my god)

by on Sep.27, 2007, under blog.species5618.net, Computers, Geekdom, Technology, Unbelievable

got my self one of those domestic power meters and been around the house,

HOLY FUCK !!!!

Need to change my storage strategy, the Compaq RA4100 fibre channel chassis with 12 disk may well be over kill, but it is also DAMN expensive to run,
and I have NO idea why the UPS is pulling 100Watts with NO load !!!

??As i am only ising the storage for archive type stuff not “live” apps, I am planning to replce it with an external USB2 disk,
the Cost Recovery Period will be less than 4 months !

Not sure what to do about the server though, it is runnign AD, Exchange, VMware server with VOIP PBX and dansguardian ….

Device Watts kWh per month Cost (GBP) per month
Server 165 118.8 11.4048
data Storage array 308 221.76 21.28896
router 3 2.16 0.20736
hub 6 4.32 0.41472
Disk 10 7.2 0.6912
UPS ? 102 73.44 7.05024
Fish tank Light on 18 12.96 1.24416
Fish Tank light off 4 2.88 0.27648
Printer (standby) 8 5.76 0.55296
Print Server 8 5.76 0.55296
Xbox (standby) 1 0.72 0.06912
15″ LCD TV 2 1.44 0.13824
standard sat RX 25 18 1.728
cordless phone 3 2.16 0.20736
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2 comments for this entry:
  1. stymaster

    Sweet Zombie Jeebus….where is the array kept? I’ll bet it’s warm (and noisy)

    🙂

  2. Species5618

    It sits in the garage, and if i can shift some stuff around is close to being switched off this weekend,
    and the redundant fan units sound like church organs as the fan “beat” with each other

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