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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Exactly. I initially thought this was for people that need a lot of power, but if their intention is redundancy, they fail because my drives no longer have power and the OS immediately locks up.
    Not with a PCIe SSD; but it would still be pretty inconvenient to have your storage array drop off out of no where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Not with a PCIe SSD;
    Or a M.2 one (either AHCI or NVME), or a msata... didn't checked SAS


    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    but it would still be pretty inconvenient to have your storage array drop off out of no where.
    Though SATA has hot swap capabilities...
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    If someone has enough money for a PCIe or M.2 SSD large enough to be the only storage solution in their PC, then they can afford to have a proper redundant PSU solution and not a pair of ATX PSUs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    If someone has enough money for a PCIe or M.2 SSD large enough to be the only storage solution in their PC
    Mushkin is going to release a 4TB SSD for 500 bucks next Computex, while Samsung 850 M.2 are often already cheaper than their SATA counterparts.

    Lots of you don't like that gadget, ok, but even on this forum you'll find requests about how to start two PSUs from one mobo: that's what it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    If someone has enough money for a PCIe or M.2 SSD large enough to be the only storage solution in their PC, then they can afford to have a proper redundant PSU solution and not a pair of ATX PSUs.
    Server 4U boxes and towers are ugly though.

    They also don't come with Windows or LEDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Server 4U boxes and towers are ugly though.

    They also don't come with Windows or LEDs.
    Except when they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapie View Post
    A lot of money to spend on customizing the aesthetics of a case which you plan to close up in a room no one inhabits.

    Of course I am sure a sponsor paid for it anyway.

    Usually people who go for bling will be using a discrete GPU as well. I see no PEG ports on that board either. Kind of hard to have redundancy without a video signal.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouTEaMxJKJo

    Around 7:30 he starts to unplug one of the PSU's. The fan of the PSU keeps spinning even when unplugged, could someone explain to me how that works?

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    So this thing creates extra point of failure through much more modular plugs.

    But also feeds power from one PSU in to another.

    When the Cooler Master GM power is cut the fan keeps on spinning. So the whole secondary of the Cooler Master GM is powered by the Antec Earthwatts, even the fan controller of the PSU?

    And then when he restores the power of the Cooler Master GM and cuts the power of the Antec Earthwatts the PC still works good. But the graphics card is connected to the PSU which doesn't get any power. So that means that the current flows from the Cooler Master GM in to the Antec and then in the graphics card.

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    Is this safe? I'm not so sure. I've never thought about it.

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