Seasonic PSUs Will Power HashFast Bitcoin Miners
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling, Systems | October 22, 2013 - 11:10 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: seasonic, Power Supplies, mining, bitcoin, asic
Seasonic (Sea Sonic Electronics) has announced a design win that will see its power supplies used in HashFast’s bitcoin mining rigs. The upcoming HashFast mining rigs feature the company’s “Golden Nonce” ASIC(s) and all-in-one water coolers. HashFast has a single ASIC Baby Jet and multi-ASIC Sierra rig. Both units will be available December 15 starting at $2,250 and $6,300 respectively.
The Seasonic power supplies are high efficiency models with Japanese capacitors and at least 80 PLUS Bronze. On the high end, Seasonic has PSUs that are up to 93% efficient. HashFast stated that it chose Seasonic for its mining rigs because of the build quality and efficiency. The Baby Jet and Sierra mining rigs allow users to overclock the ASICs, and the systems can be rather demanding on PSUs.
The Golden Nonce ASIC is a 28nm chip that is rated at 400 GHash/s and 0.65 Watts per Gigahash.
Beyond that, the companies have not gone into specifics. It is good news for Seasonic, and should mean a stable system for bitcoin miners (the 93% efficiency rating is nice as well, as it means less wasted electricity and slightly more bitcoin mining profit).
The full press blast is below for reference.
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Sea Sonic and HashFast Sign Deal To Power Next Generation
of Bitcoin Mining Equipment
SAN FRANCISCO — Sea Sonic Electronics Co. Ltd (‘Sea Sonic’) and
HashFast Technologies LLC (‘HashFast’) announced today that they have
signed an agreement for Sea Sonic to produce power supplies for HashFast’s
Bitcoin mining systems.
The Baby Jet and Sierra mining units will be built using Sea Sonic power
supplies, which are widely known for their industry-leading efficiency, quality and
reliability. The highly stable output voltage from Sea Sonic supplies ensures the
miners will consistently reach their maximum hashing performance. The very
high efficiency of these supplies lowers the electrical costs involved in mining,
and reduces the waste heat produced.
Tests of the Sea Sonic power supply show an incredibly stable output and
longevity, even when machines are overclocked, enabling miners to generate
more Bitcoin for their money.
“We believe mining rigs should come complete with the best power supplies
available” said HashFast CEO Eduardo de Castro. “The quality and reliability of
the power supply has a critical effect on the performance of Bitcoin mining
equipment. It’s well known that Sea Sonic is a clear leader in the power supply
industry, and their products are widely known for their build quality, efficiency and
reliability. Their reputation for quality extends over nearly four decades.”
Sea Sonic President Vincent Chang agreed with the emphasis on quality, noting
that “Quality is something that is of paramount importance to us at Sea
Sonic. We have been in the industry for over 38 years and pride ourselves as
being a leader in manufacturing highly stable, reliable and energy efficient power
He further added that “It is an honor to support HashFast producing the highest
quality and most efficient Bitcoin mining equipment possible. We look forward to
a future in which our companies work together to provide the best possible
products and services in the industry."
“It is a great honor to be working with Sea Sonic,” said de Castro. “We look
forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”