Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 50

Thread: Seasonic Prime Ultra series shows up

  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,035
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    410
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9
    Thanked in
    6 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    I appreciate these. I also appreciate the PSU tester being included. But what is a "a SATA 3.3 adapter" that will "support the “Power Disable” (PWDIS) feature of the newer, high-capacity hard drives?"

    Seasonic: I looked all over your site. I found diagrams of your new cables, but I found no photographs of them. Am I missing something?
    The physical connector looks the same, it's about a change to the pinout and actually using a pin that was normally left unused or just a ground wire.

    Those monster 6-12TB HDDs that you can buy these days require a complaint cable and while it is present on some units it's not as widespread as it should be. Some drives won't start without the proper wiring of the connector while other drives won't have access to their power saving functions. Depends on specific make & model.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    57
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    This is for datacenter SAS disks.
    For retail drives, companies would include Molex to SATA adaptor. And the retail market share of these drives is thinner than a human hair.
    The PSU industry (ex-Seasonic) will not ship again SATA 1.0 connectors without 3.3V. Most drives do not use the 3.3V anyway, but shipping SATA 1/3 connectors instead of SATA 2 is stupid for the retail market. It would just cause mayham.

    Correction: Seasonic seems to include 1 adaptor, but ships SATA 2.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    jonnyGURU forums, of course!
    Posts
    15,706
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    512
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    120
    Thanked in
    91 Posts

    Default

    I'm sure the fact that Seasonic hired on a whole server team this year has a lot to do with this.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    57
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    We wont even include the adaptor, it would be included in a SAS. And we dont sell too many units to data centers. Seasonic is obviously just picking this for marketing since they include 1 adaptor in non-IPC units. I wonder from whom they learned this
    I still feel guilty how eSATA in cases was such a obvious screw-up for end users, but the best invested USD 2.4 on a 90 degree tilted eSATA cable for Enermax. Chakra sold like crazy

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    57
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    And for their IPC team, they sell normal IPC stuff which neither needs "PWDIS", they are not Emerson.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    312
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    34
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Its always so nice to have GI_Joe chime in

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Seasonic Rep For This Useful Post:

    GI_Joe (09-21-2017)

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    57
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    You are free to include adaptors :-)

  9. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    57
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Anyone,

    Do ALL NVMe drives use PWDIS?

    Answer to self,

    NO, they do use 3.3V. Like Seagate Nytro 5000 NVMe up 7W read/write - 8.25W max = 2.5A max for one drive

  10. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    953
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    320
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9
    Thanked in
    6 Posts

    Default

    What are 180 degree SATA connectors? How do they look like on power supplies?

  11. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    5,158
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    374
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    41
    Thanked in
    40 Posts

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    What are 180 degree SATA connectors? How do they look like on power supplies?

    Normal


    Picture 180 degrees turned. First one works best if you place the PSU at the top of your case, second one works best is you place the PSU at the bottom of your case.

Similar Threads

  1. Seasonic Prime Ultra/ Prime Fanless worth it?
    By thetrystero in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-08-2018, 03:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •