Wattage from my motherboard

June 4, 2019 at 11:01:28
Specs: Windows 10
I have a motherboard:
Intel Desktop Board DX58SO

I want to replace a 1tb hard drive for a 6tb hard drive. The spec says that the 6tb needs 7.2 watts of power. How can I find out if my mother board can take this?

New hard Drive in question is: Western Digital 6 TB SATA 3.5 Hard Drive - Black


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June 4, 2019 at 11:25:14
It doesn't draw power from the motherboard, it draws power from the power supply. Most likely your power supply can handle that, the power consumtion is mostly from driving the motor that rotates the platters and moving the read/write heads, not the data storage size so it's probably really close to what your old drive consumes.

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June 4, 2019 at 11:31:05
Many thanks for that. put my mind at rest I will order it now.
Just one further question do you thing the Sata cable plug would be the same?

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June 4, 2019 at 11:56:42
All sata plugs should be standard.

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June 5, 2019 at 20:53:42
See the link below. Going to a 6 TB hard drive is not going to be a simple swap. Read the article in the link below. That article is based on the controller on your motherboard, which is Intel ich10r.


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