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    FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    ATX compatible, hot swappable, modular, Gold certified efficient PSUs for consumers.
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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    I like the idea of this, but that's some serious cash for a domestic environment.

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Not sure they'd be popular for 'domestic' use, at least not at that price and only a 5-year warranty. You could buy a 'decent' PSU for less money, probably no less reliable and with a better warranty!?

    I'm sure I'm not alone on this, but I've got tons of old Antec, EVGA, Superflower and beQuiet PSU's that have survived dusty loft environment, the odd power-cut and still work perfectly whilst costing a fraction of the price. I think I'll pass. Besides, FSP make Corsair PSU's, which I rate as about as highly as a chocolate teapot

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    ... FSP make Corsair PSU's, which I rate as about as highly as a chocolate teapot
    They also make a vast number of OEM and industrial PSUs that run without hiccup for many years. One particular line, made to one particular customer's specfications, says nothing about the company as a whole. I've used FSP PSUs in a variety of builds and have never had any issues with them.

    I think it's fair to say this isn't targeting consumer builds, and I don't think it's really aimed at home servers, no matter what they say - I can't see anyone having a home server where avboiding downtime is this critical. OTOH, for home office/small business servers I can see a lot of mileage. I've provided single server environments before and when you're doing that you push a lot of resource into minimizing single points of failure. This is just another option before you start looking at multi-server and failover environments, and an extra £200 on a redundant PSU is a lot cheaper than an entire second server and all the extra infrastructure to support that setup...

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    ... FSP make Corsair PSU's, which I rate as about as highly as a chocolate teapot
    They also make a vast number of OEM and industrial PSUs that run without hiccup for many years. One particular line, made to one particular customer's specfications, says nothing about the company as a whole. I've used FSP PSUs in a variety of builds and have never had any issues with them.

    I think it's fair to say this isn't targeting consumer builds, and I don't think it's really aimed at home servers, no matter what they say - I can't see anyone having a home server where avboiding downtime is this critical. OTOH, for home office/small business servers I can see a lot of mileage. I've provided single server environments before and when you're doing that you push a lot of resource into minimizing single points of failure. This is just another option before you start looking at multi-server and failover environments, and an extra £200 on a redundant PSU is a lot cheaper than an entire second server and all the extra infrastructure to support that setup...
    It was meant tongue-in-cheek Perhaps I shouldn't have compared the reliability and noise of a chocolate tea pot to a Corsair PSU. That was a bit harsh. Sorry, chocolate tea pot owners

    But seriously though, you're absolutely right in what you've said and no doubt most hexus users are aware of the need/benefit of a redundant hot-swap PSU, that's a no brainer. But you gotta admit, that 'pretty software' it comes with would definitely suggest they're trying to target 'general consumers', to which I say, meh (for the reasons I already stated).

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    Besides, FSP make Corsair PSU's, which I rate as about as highly as a chocolate teapot
    Yes, Corsair buy/order (make would be too strong a word) plenty of low quality PSUs especially these days (they started out selling mostly Seasonic-made ones in the beginning).

    However, AFAIK there is one flaw in your comment: FSP are not one of Corsair's suppliers. According to this PSU database listing anyhow:
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

    Which only list these five OEMs as their suppliers: CWT (the most common AFAIK), Chicony Power Technology, Flextronics (maker of the AXi digital PSUs), Great Wall, and Seasonic (only the AX760 and AX860)

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Perhaps If i ran an extension lead into next door through their window.... i could have my house power 1 psu, and the next door neighbour power the second....instant UPS!!!!

    oh wait, were on the same LV supply


    I know, I'll run a 100ft extension lead down past the LV link box so I can run it off the another house's supply...... be great right up until the local Transformer goes off and both LV feeds are down!!!


    But seriously, why would a general consumer need (need, not want) to have a dual feed PSU set up?

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    ... you gotta admit, that 'pretty software' it comes with would definitely suggest they're trying to target 'general consumers' ...
    Quote Originally Posted by ChewieJ View Post
    ... But seriously, why would a general consumer need (need, not want) to have a dual feed PSU set up?
    Thought I'd already answered this one?

    It's clearly not aimed at consumers. No consumer needs this. Don't be fooled by the pretty software: whether it's developed in house or under contract it almost certainly just taps straight into a widget library for the presentation of metrics. Pretty much all business software has gone pretty nowadays, for no good reason apart from it's easy to make it pretty, as far as I can tell. Plus if they're really aiming at start-ups (like the article says), there's a good chance that person using the software won't really be an IT bod - they'll be the one who knows most about computers. Having a user friendly management software is definitely going to appeal to that person. The use case is out there. I've seen it. If I'd been doing that job now, instead of 10 years ago, I'd be asking all my clients to consider these. I might even be absorbing some of the cost myself - I know I'd rather get an email telling me that one of my redundant PSUs has failed and I need to schedule a replacement, than have my client on the phone at 8am screaming that their server's dead, no-one can log in to the domain or access their files, and I need to fix it now...

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    ... CWT (the most common AFAIK) ...
    That would explain a lot...

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Yes, Corsair buy/order (make would be too strong a word) plenty of low quality PSUs especially these days (they started out selling mostly Seasonic-made ones in the beginning).

    However, AFAIK there is one flaw in your comment: FSP are not one of Corsair's suppliers. According to this PSU database listing anyhow:
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

    Which only list these five OEMs as their suppliers: CWT (the most common AFAIK), Chicony Power Technology, Flextronics (maker of the AXi digital PSUs), Great Wall, and Seasonic (only the AX760 and AX860)
    The new VS series is HEC:

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13667

    OTH,my Corsair SF 450W SFX PSU is flipping awesome!!


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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The new VS series is HEC:
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13667
    OTH,my Corsair SF 450W SFX PSU is flipping awesome!!
    Guess Realhardtechx.com's listing is not always up-to-date. Mind you, maybe it only lists VS450+ onwards as the 350W and 400W have not been reviewed? Certainly a quick google found no reviews. But then, low-end stuff seldom gets reviewed unless a site goes out and buys them from a retailer as marketing departments seldom send their cheaper stuff out.

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    Re: FSP launches Twins Series 500W and 700W redundant PSUs

    I'm sure it a lovely PSU, but potential buyers should be aware that it uses 40 mm fans. 40 mm fans are not known for being quiet when moving a lot of air. The specs don't list a sound level for them, so it would be prudent to wait for a review which mentions if they are loud before buying one to use in a computer within earshot.

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