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Pros: Compatible with many HD to SSD adapter kits.
Easy to plug-in, Even with Older Motherboards.
No complicated driver/bios/other updates
3x as fast as my old Sata3 64MB cache HD
Guide + Warranty + Disk is nice.
Cons: Came with 2x Bad Quality stickers.
For such an expensive item, the Packaging was multiple small Bubble pillows in a box, with this small black box...
I figured there would be like some kind of heat or moisture protection Bag.
Does not come with cable/screws
Other Thoughts: Fresh Install of windows 7, besides my slow cheap DVD.
The install was decently quick.
Once everything was plugged in + drivers up to date.
I did a restart * no login password *
Click start, Shutdown-Arrow -> restart.
I seriously Took 1 sip of soda, Boom Full restart.
7 sec restart !
computer fully restarted & fully loaded.
opened internet explorer/Google-crhome/firefox instantly , Not even 12 sec after I hit that restart...
Could probably get better restart speed, If this motherboard wasn't so old.
If anyone else cannot seem to view your 2'ed/3'ed Hard drive on windows 7. click start , Visit Disk Management
You may find your hard drive to be unallocated. Just assign it a letter.
Pros: Comes with a decent Quality sticker.
Packaging was good, UPS 2 days after purchase was a surprise.
Enough Cables for every need.
Super High Quality Power Cable 4 the Wall.!
(sick of cables bending/cutting) Ty Corsair.
No noise what so ever.
Cons: Molex 4 pin cables could be ..
slightly longer and more spaced out.
The Sata power connectors could be slightly longer/more spread out too.
Connecting the wires to the PSU itself is very hard, and it doesn't seem like the cables like to stay in place. They don't slide out, but you will notice @ any bend, and it will Tilt/wiggle, and basically you will lose your power.
The cables that you would really want to be short, like the motherboard cable & the CPU 4Pin & the PCI-E cables , are just Extremely Long . You could put the PSU in the Bottom of 1 of those Super ATX cases * tallest case * and still have plenty reach.
Also I noticed that inside the box, behind the fan,there was a lot of white melted stuff. A little too much it looked like.
Then When I looked @ the 2 3pin fan connectors. 1 Looked good, and 1 looked slightly tilted. * I was expecting them both to be Inserted/plugged in all the way *
<Haven't noticed any issues yet>
Other Thoughts: Beware of the Sharp Packaging ! Out of all the items I have ever bought, I have never Cut my finger so bad on cardboard packaging... <--- I was so excited I hurt myself.
Somewhat New to PSU's of this year.
was not aware that you could toss the default's, and purchase better Quality cabling.
For any of you who are looking to buy this item, I recommend waiting for a sale, and using a little of the cash + extra to get better Cables. The Wall cable itself is excellent though.
Pros: The price is low, It works.
Its long lasting.
The fans on it work great.
Its sound/noise is decent considering the price, its really not loud at all.
I have yet to experience any power outages , or Household electric issues.
It was a pretty good buy @ the time, and is still decent to this day.
Cons: Grind / Winding noise after 7 Months of use.
( See the bottom of the *other thoughts section* )
There is a 4 pin connection that connects to the motherboard.
( 8 is an option ) The issue is that the cable is somewhat short if you are mounting the power supply on the bottom of your computer case. I suggest getting a top mounting case.
Or buying an extension cable.
Other Thoughts: This power supply is very cheap, Back in early 2011 I bought this @ the same time I bought my Nvidia GTX 550 TI video card. Because my Default 350Watt power suppy from HP probably wouldn't have handle'ed it, + lack of connections.
Finally replacing since I wanted add an SSD, and host a minecraft server , need even more connections + I want to reduce My future electric bill lol.
* Fixed the Grind/ Winding noise *
I experienced this problem during the winter , where the bottom fan runs slow, and you hear this load noise coming from the power supply. ( This is only an issue in the winter ) The cause of it is that you are running the power supply below Operating temperatures. If you turn your computer off over night, and your room is 65F or below, when you turn your computer on the next day, you will hear a loud noise. Don't be scared... I actually ran my computer like that for 3 weeks... It didn't bother me since I wear headphones and listen to loud music, but did scare my household lol.
To solve the issue, just turn the computer on, don't login. wait about 2 to 3 minutes for the power supply to warm up. Turn the computer off, wait about 15 sec and or until the fans stop spinning. hit the power switch on the pc case. and tadah the noise is gone.