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    bigger hdd = more power?

    thinking in terms of laptop; does a larger hdd consume more power than a smaller one? got a couple of options available - 160gb or 120gb...more is often better, does this hold true for notebook hdd's?
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    Naw, hard drive power usage is roughly about the same, most of the energy expelled is via the motor, especially during spinups.
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    should be the same. if you are comparing two drive from different manufacturers or different series of drives there there is going to be a little difference.

    But a 100 Gb Fujitsu MHV2100AH vs 120 Gb Fujitsu MHV2120AH should be exactly the same.

    2.5" drives should all be under 500mA anyway

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