How big is Mac Pro PSU? (power wise)

dokebi

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So how big is it? 400watts? 500? 700? more?

Just curious...because I am going to be using a lot of power....;)
 

kered22

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May 26, 2006
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I believe it's a 1000 Watt, Apple says the total power usage (most of it dedicated to the PCI Express slots) is 930 Watts.
 

omfgninja

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kered22 said:
I believe it's a 1000 Watt, Apple says the total power usage (most of it dedicated to the PCI Express slots) is 930 Watts.
I think we are gunna need some better numbers. Is that 930 with the system max'ed or the base config?
Peak or sustained?
Etc....
 

Josias

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I know the G5 Quad has a 1000W PSU, and other PM G5's have 700W, but I just gotta ask, what is this redundant powersupply for the Xserve, I don't get it?:confused:
 

TheMonarch

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Josias said:
I know the G5 Quad has a 1000W PSU, and other PM G5's have 700W, but I just gotta ask, what is this redundant powersupply for the Xserve, I don't get it?:confused:

One fails, you have an instant backup.... Servers are all about redundancy.
 

cjkihlbom

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Josias said:
I know the G5 Quad has a 1000W PSU, and other PM G5's have 700W, but I just gotta ask, what is this redundant powersupply for the Xserve, I don't get it?:confused:
Redundant means that if one should fail, another will take over.

So if one power supply should break, the other one will take over and the server wont go down.