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  • #76
    Originally posted by dungeon View Post
    Manual states what it states, but i think we elaborate here how they do those estemates. 15W there are not true for all HDD, and your HDDs are not these they are 25W, etc. .

    ftp://europe.asrock.com/manual/AM1H-ITX.pdf#17

    And no i do not even recommend running two WD Black HDDs on 90W
    Well I think the learned opinion of the engineers who developed the board are more apt to know the power requirements...ASRock is not some fly-by-night manufacturer that doesn't understand the power draw of componentry. I've also confirmed that the strange behavior I was having is NOT related to the 65w power supply. I've run into the same issue with the 120w supply as well.

    I have no issues recommending a 90w power supply for this board and neither does ASRock.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Cotay View Post
      Well I think the learned opinion of the engineers who developed the board are more apt to know the power requirements...ASRock is not some fly-by-night manufacturer that doesn't understand the power draw of componentry. I've also confirmed that the strange behavior I was having is NOT related to the 65w power supply. I've run into the same issue with the 120w supply as well.

      I have no issues recommending a 90w power supply for this board and neither does ASRock.
      Why don't you ask Asrock engineers then what they mean with that 15W per HDD and does that value is the same for all HDDs? . Clearly they estimate low HDDs case there as i elaborate here . That is the case for every components, they are not the exactly the same but in some range... not all components consume the same power .

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Cotay View Post
        I have the board and I've plugged three HDDs to the Sata power connector. I purchased two additional splitters and was able to run 4 Sata devices off of the one Sata power port (three hard drives and a sata DVD-Rom for installation. I love this thing!
        Hi I recently purchased the AM1H to mount an HTPC. I want to put 1 SSD, 1 HDD and 1 slim Blu-ray drive.
        As already commented in the forum, the board comes with a cable to only 2 SATA disks. The cable splits to 4 that you use, it is common, like the photo below?

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        • #79
          Hi, I just bought this board to use for an HTPC. I accidentally got an Intel mini-pcie wifi card for it, not realizing that the card is incompatible with the board. Can anyone recommend a good mini-pcie wifi card to use? Thanks in advance.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by ubdu View Post
            Hi, I just bought this board to use for an HTPC. I accidentally got an Intel mini-pcie wifi card for it, not realizing that the card is incompatible with the board. Can anyone recommend a good mini-pcie wifi card to use? Thanks in advance.
            I'd recommend getting a Qualcomm Atheros based card that works with the ath9k driver on Linux. A few examples:

            3T3R MIMO:
            SparkLAN WPEA-128N

            2T2R MIMO:
            Unex DNXA-116
            Unex DNXA-97
            Unex DNXA-92
            SparkLAN WPEA-121N
            SparkLAN WPEA-111N
            SparkLAN WPEA-250GN

            All of the above are half-sized Mini PCIe cards. In general, the chipset is what you should base your buying decision on. Brand shouldn't really matter. Azurewave also uses Atheros chips in some of their designs, but might be hard to come by, depending on where you're located. COMPEX is another manufacturer who uses Atheros chips almost exclusively, but I'm not sure if they offer any half-sized cards. Newer Atheros cards (IEEE 802.11ac) use ath10k on Linux and will require non-free firmware but should work fine as well.

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            • #81
              Thanks, I opted to order a Unex DNXA-97 based on your recommendation.

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              • #82
                Hi,
                Got myself AM1H-ITX with 5350... OC with this is just pure cruelty :P

                With 2Gigs of RAM made a nas/torrentbox/media server machine. My plan was to make a steam streaming client form it too but... AMD drivers and Ubuntu just don't get on with each other...
                Can't make AMD drivers work properly... after fglrx installation system hangs at ubuntu logo after restart -> http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=831 If anyone could help me...

                Without those driver working there is no hardware acceleration with gpu. Can't have steam and media server part (plex media serwer) is using CPU only so... it hurts. CPU is being killed by most of movies. There are just few positions i can freely watch without suffering buffering from 100% cpu - depends on codecs.

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