know that the rep for dell boxes is that they are a little power hungry, but wanted to know in peoples experience what sort of power draw we should expect on:
1850 - single xeon, 2 10k scsi drives
as above with dual psu
2850 - single xeon, 4 10k drives + dual psu
as above with dual xeons
according to dell rack advisor, 2 x 1850 and 1 x 2850 draws 7.4A, which seems pretty high if 8a feeds for a rack are common and 16a seems to be the max before you start endangering the air con capabilities.
Are dell's REALLY that hungry, or are there more realistic power consumption figures I should use?