Re: [LAU] PSU question

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Date: Monday, December 7, 2009 - 2:11 pm

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From: Ivica Ico Bukvic ico@vt.edu=0A=0AI haven't had a chance to look over =
the attached review but if you are even remotely considering Silentmaxx pro=
ducts, don't. FWIW we had purchased 14 of their fanless 400W PSUs for the s=
tudio back in 2006/7 only to have 8 (yes, eight) of them fail in the first =
12-18 months (which was conveniently right outside the warranty period). We=
replaced the rest to minimize further downtime issues on remaining worksta=
tions.=0A=0AIsn't that the procedure for determining the warranty period?=
=A0 First test your units to failure and graph the results.=A0 Then make th=
e business call of what percentage of returns is acceptabile (say 5%), and =
set your warranty length based on when you expect 5% of the failures to occ=
ur.=A0 That way 95% of your units will fail outside the warranty period and=
will=A0not be your business' problem.=0A=0ABest,=0AStephen.
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From: Ivica Ico Bukvic ico@vt.eduI haven't had a chance to look over the attac=
hed review but if you are even remotely considering Silentmaxx products, do=
n't. FWIW we had purchased 14 of their fanless 400W PSUs for the studio bac=
k in 2006/7 only to have 8 (yes, eight) of them fail in the first 12-18 mon=
ths (which was conveniently right outside the warranty period). We replaced=
the rest to minimize further downtime issues on remaining workstations.Isn't that the procedure for determining the warranty period?  Fi=
rst test your units to failure and graph the results.  Then make the b=
usiness call of what percentage of returns is acceptabile (say 5%), and set=
your
warranty length based on when you expect 5% of the failures to occur.&nbsp=
; That way 95% of your units will fail outside the warranty period and will=
 not be your business' problem.=0A =0ABest,=
=0AStephen.
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Re: [LAU] PSU question, Ivica Ico Bukvic, (Sun Dec 6, 11:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] PSU question, Stephen Stubbs, (Mon Dec 7, 2:11 pm)