[rescue] Real amp draw of E3000

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Sep 21 10:42:40 CDT 2006

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2006, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>> I think, based on my experience with an E4000, that you should budget
>> 750W available for when it starts, and about 400W to 500W continuous.
>> I think 340W continuous was what the E4000 used with 8x250Mhz CPUs,
>> 5-6GB and a few internal disks.
> My E4000 pulled substantially more power at 10 336MHz CPUs, 10GB memory,
> and two I/O boards.  IIRC it was closer to a kilowatt -sustained- under
> maximum CPU load.  It was a staggering amount of power for having no
> disks whatsoever, but it was a very dense package of logic.
> My E3000 doesn't pull much power.  It's configured with 4.5GB memory,
> six 250MHz processors, and four 10krpm disks.  It's a lot closer to the
> 500W continuous figure you gave.

Mine was 6x336, 4GB RAM, and 10x10KRPM.  I never actually measured the
exact draw, though, I just estimated based on what else I could have on
the circuit with it without tripping the breaker.

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