I am a software guy. I don’t know a whole lot about power supplies.
It’s another black box that works, until it doesn’t.
This supply worked great! For 6 months. Then life started to get flakey.
I have an Asus Mobo. Not exactly no name. The hard drive started to get errors. Uh oh! New hard drives have doubled in price, since I bought mine last year, in part due to the tsunami destroying a key plant (can’t blame this on Godzilla. Honto ni!)
So I put the sata drive and old cable into another machine. Boots great! Hmmm.
Maybe bad Sata controller? Marched down to the computer store and put in a new pci sata controller. Nope still didn’t work.
Tried to booting off a dvd or usb, Nope skip those. Only boots from hard drive.
Reflashed the bios. Nope. No change.
So I said. What the (expletive deleted!) Just for giggles I looked at the hard ware monitor.
Yeah 5V dipping to 4.1 volts, and 12 V dipping to 10.1 volts. Yeah perfectly explains why nothing works.
I’ll be returning the Sata card and buying a more expensive power supply. Something with a brand label, like Cooler Master.
A power supply is a power supply, until they turn to….Flakiness only belongs in pie dough. DOH!
and so it goes….