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A Detailed Look

11/06/2014 - 15:35

[inline:files/review/2014-11-06/10-Back.jpg] The High Power Astro GD-1200W power supply enclosure is painted a very dark brown color, almost a matte black with gold trim and measures 180mm (7.1”) long. The gold lettering isn’t my favorite but...

Specifications and Packaging

11/06/2014 - 15:32

[inline:files/review/2014-11-06/5-Nameplate.jpg] The High Power Astro GD 1200W power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 1,200 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail, which can...

Kingwin EZ-Clone USB 3.0 HDD/SSD Clone Adapter Review

10/17/2014 - 10:08

[inline:files/review/2014-10-05/2-Cloning.jpg] EZ-Clone in Standalone disk-cloning mode Kingwin’s new EZ-Clone (Model: USI-2535CLU3) is a HDD/SSD adapter that can be used as a standalone disk-cloning device or as an external hard drive adapter....

Corsair HXi Series Fully Modular 1000W Power Supply Review

10/10/2014 - 08:10

Corsair recently released three new HXi Series Fully Modular power supplies: the HX1000i, HX850i, and the HX750i. All three power supplies are 80 Plus Platinum certified and support the Corsair Link digital interface. Corsair continues to offer a full...

Details and Conclusions

10/05/2014 - 15:17

A Closer Look at the Kingwin EZ-Clone The EZ-Clone HDD/SSD adapter features three drive connectors, each one located on a different side of the device: two SATA and one IDE. •    IDE Source – for connecting a 3.5” IDE...

Specifications and Packaging

10/05/2014 - 15:13

Specifications [inline:files/review/2014-10-05/5-usi_2535clu3_1.jpg] The Kingwin EZ-Clone supports both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA and IDE drives (HDD or SSD). Connecting a drive to the EZ-Clone adapter is a snap – literally! [inline:files/...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

10/03/2014 - 15:24

Corsair continues to expand their PC power supply line with the introduction of three new HXi Series power supplies.  All three of the HXi power supplies incorporate an imbedded microcontroller (analog to digital bridge) to communicate vital...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

10/03/2014 - 15:19

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

10/03/2014 - 15:15

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the Corsair HX1000i power supply was connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing how well a PSU can...

Corsair Link Monitoring and Control Software

10/03/2014 - 15:11

The Corsair Link feature of the HX1000i allows for a full suite of telemetry to be communicated from the HX1000i to the PC over USB or a Corsair Link Commander Unit (sold separately). After downloading and installing the free Corsair Link software, you...