Joined on 02/01/06
The Audio Question...
Pros: 1. Silent. If you record with a PC in the same room as the mic, this is the PSU for you. 2. 13mV ripple on the 12 volt rail is unheard of. What that means is low noise and clean efficient power which prolongs the life of your computer. This is an important aspect of a build that is often overlooked. 3. The 100% modular cables are nice, a little stiff, but I like them because they hold the shape you bend them to. 4. Small. I had room to install the case fan on the bottom next to the PSU and my GPU loves it. 5. There is no high pitched coil whine or any other sound coming from it, as I have read in other reviews.
Cons: There are no cons.
Overall Review: As soon as I turned the audio from the computer on, I could hear an instant difference. Better definition, programs run super stable. I hope they come out with a 650W down the road to power 2 GPU's.
Here's the scoop. iPower earned this one...
Pros: Cost; serious caution, read the warranty very carefully.....before you buy anything from iPower...
Cons: Day 1; Computer will not connect to Wifi and restarts automatically Day 2; HDMI failed, TB2 failed, DOA Day 3; Contact iPower so they can tell me I don't know how to hook up an LCD screen and need a 3rd party opinion. I have built 5 high end computers on NewEgg and of them still work without issue. I find their comment ignorant and disrespectful. Day 4; Computer will not diagnostic at Apple Genius bar. Sent out for repair. 12 days later, and one client less... Day 18; I finally got it back. It needed a new I/O panel, a new video card, a new power supply. DOA BRICK. The audacity. ("We checked it and it worked, it must be you...") Yeah, never again will I buy from these people, ever.
Overall Review: Once you bought it, you got. If something goes wrong, you better hope to your higher power it is in the first 90 days. Repairs on these units are very expensive. The repairs with labor cost more than the computer without a warranty. Proceed at your own risk. They can send you a brick and Apple has to fix it with down time as your responsibility. Whatever their comment below, ignore it.
Native Instrument Libraries/Audio/Video
Pros: 450 Mbps via USB 3.0 to SATA III adapter No heat Low power consumption Format ExFAT and it can be read by Mac or PC for audio/video Cost is getting more reasonable with the new 2280's ruling the OS
Overall Review: I have used Samsung SSD's for years and never had a bad one.
MacPro Late 2013
Pros: I installed a Samsung 970 Evo SSD using this adapter and get 1340 Mbps Read and 1400 Mbps Write as opposed to the stock Apple SSD running at 680 Mbps Read and 680 Mbps Write. You will need to format your SSD to AFPS with disk utility and make a Time Machine backup and a USB boot drive per Apple website (Create Boot Disk).
Cons: Requires a heatsink lest it throttles. There are several on NE, copper, aluminum with fins
Overall Review: If you are not tech savvy you better be good with directions. 2X faster allows 2160 @ 60fps 10:2:2 (Use BlackMagic Speed Disk to check) video editing.
With or without the power supply, it works
Pros: Since SSD's don't have a huge power draw on my desktop, I don't use the supplied power cable, but if you are using a laptop, it could extend your battery life.
Overall Review: This is a great storage option for professional audio/video apps. I render huge audio project files in real time with no bottle neck problems at 450 mbs