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SeaSonic SS-400ET Bronze 400W ATX12V V2.2/EPS12V 2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: After a power surge smoked my low-priced power supply of another brand, I decided I needed to spend a little more money to get a brand I have almost standardized on because of high quality - Seasonic. I was pleased to see a variety of power output models available - all rated highly. I was shooting for 400W, so this filled the bill. I was repairing an old computer, so the mix of Molex and SATA cables came in handy (I had carefully looked at the product picture to assure this availability). Installation was a snap (being OEM, you get a lower price in return for using your old power cord and screws), and the old unit fired right up, stable as a rock (the aging power supply this replaced was causing random reboots and USB port problems).

Cons: None. This unit came up on line routinely, just what you want. Just plenty of stable power.

Other Thoughts: If you are getting mysterious reboots from "random" causes, be sure to think about checking out the power supply. A new one is well worth the investment!

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Rosewill RCW-303 8
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This unit works as advertised. I had a requirement to repair an old computer whose power supply was diagnosed as failing. I wanted to get a new 400W power supply, trouble is, could only find one with a 24-pin connection to the motherboard. This old computer had a 20-pin connection. The RCW-303 made the connection, allowing a cool new power supply to be used in an old application.

Cons: This really isn't a con - the picture of this unit on the Rosewill site and Newegg's as well, showed a 20-pin connector on one end, 24-pin on the other. Right - just what I needed. Upon arrival, both ends appeared to have 24 pins, not as pictured. Upon close examination, the 4-pin end on one of the connectors slides up and off, making it a 20-pin connector, which does work on the 20-pin motherboard. Kind of like some of the 20+4 connectors you see on some power supplies. You just leave the 4-pin subunit dangling, unused.

Other Thoughts: Newegg service (I just subcribed to the Premier Membership) was fantastic, and has to be mentioned here. Super responsive, wanting to help get my misunderstanding about the number of pins resolved, it was great! I got right through on the priority line and was given red carpet service.

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Thermaltake ST0020U Steel Mesh & Ruggedized Plastic 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Powered fans keeps drive cool; USB 3.0 is exceptionally speedy for image backups (a relief after USB 2.0); easily combine your favorite HDD with this for external storage.

Cons: In an unreasonably dusty environment, one of my fans slowed and eventually stopped. Nothing wrong with the fans, just grit. Replacement fans are available on the open market, but trying to put them in the enclosure just about destroyed the electronics.

Other Thoughts: Someone asked if this would support a 3TB drive in a single volume. Couldn't use the Q&A, so: my understanding is that you can't get past a 3TB drive not physically fitting into this case. This from the Thermaltake web site in June 2014: :Supports for all 3.5” SATA I, II, and 6G Hard Drives up to 2TB."
So, if you are looking for 3TB, I'd ask some hard questions first, right from Thermaltake.

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Display Name: William L.

Date Joined: 11/20/09

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/11/10
  • Last Review: 06/13/14
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