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Raspberry pi

#1Sora_AnbuPosted 8/21/2014 9:11:31 PM
Anyone know the power draw on one if it's connected to a HDD for plex? I'm trying to see if it would be cheaper to make my own server or use something like Google Drive with plex cloud storage.
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#2zerodefectPosted 8/22/2014 7:01:38 AM
What HDD do you have? Kind of hard to answer without knowing what you will be connecting to it.
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#3El_KazPosted 8/22/2014 7:04:51 AM
Sora_Anbu posted...
Anyone know the power draw on one if it's connected to a HDD for plex? I'm trying to see if it would be cheaper to make my own server or use something like Google Drive with plex cloud storage.


Why not use your existing PC as a media server (expand storage if needed) and stream to your TV using Plex on a Chromecast?
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#4Sora_Anbu(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2014 7:46:27 AM
zerodefect posted...
What HDD do you have? Kind of hard to answer without knowing what you will be connecting to it.


Totally forgot about that, but I'm thinking a wd green to go with it.

El_Kaz posted...
Why not use your existing PC as a media server (expand storage if needed) and stream to your TV using Plex on a Chromecast?


Because running a PC 24/7 is more costly than renting cloud space, and I want to see if it's worth getting a pi over that.
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#5TimePharaohPosted 8/22/2014 10:26:40 AM
Sora_Anbu posted...
Because running a PC 24/7 is more costly than renting cloud space, and I want to see if it's worth getting a pi over that.


No it's not
#6Sora_Anbu(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2014 1:00:07 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Sora_Anbu posted...
Because running a PC 24/7 is more costly than renting cloud space, and I want to see if it's worth getting a pi over that.


No it's not


If I were on air that would be true. But with a water pump constantly going...
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#7mkil5Posted 8/22/2014 1:16:23 PM
Are you cooling with something like this?
http://www.rakuten.com/prod/5-5-hp-water-pump/235744480.html?listingId=233509155&scid=pla_google_Wayfair&adid=29963&gclid=CI2IuLblp8ACFWoR7Aod7mgAWQ
#8Sora_Anbu(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2014 3:04:45 PM
Lol, no I'm using a pair of d5 to power my loop.
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#9Sora_Anbu(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2014 10:41:24 PM
Prior to me losing my kill a watt, it was idling around 140ish. And I have yet to check how much it idles with the twin d5 and second 680.

So my old numbers is about 12-18 dollars a month to keep it on 24/7 as a plex and cloud storage.

With the the pi I think that runs at 4 watts, then the HDD is another 9 watts, potentially cutting my power bill to under two dollars a month.

With the cost of the pi and a new external HDD, I'm looking at an upfront cost of $200 ($40 for the pi, 150 for the external, and another bit for a heatsink). And since the new pi has 4 USB ports I can upgrade storage even easier.

This sounds fun! Although it won't cover the difference for a few years. Though I'll have 4 tb rather than one. So I guess it's better.
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