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  1. This could be "system dependent" but from my own experience in my system and another friend's system, I'm aligned with limniscate. The sms200ultra seems to be quite better (keeping power supply & everything else constant). Another important aspect for me (as a customer) is I received far better customer services and support from SOtM than from Sonore, even when I'm located here in the US.
  2. Thanks @sandyk. That's right, I forgot about those eSata enclosure which I'll look into. I'm using the HDD on an Intel NUC, and I believe it's board provided hard drive power is 5V (for 2.5" HDD) only.
  3. True, and I think you are correct that these use switching regulators. However, I don't see any other way to power a 3.5" HDD without using an hdd enclosure which always convert into USB out. Or is there an alternate option out there?
  4. Digging around little more and guess this might be the best option to externally power a 3.5" hdd with an LPS? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005TWE5E6/ref=psdc_1161760_t2_B0035UETHW Unless there's other option that can provide better SQ/cleaner power for the 3.5" hdd...
  5. Thanks @Lauritsvd for the info. If I would like to stay with a 3.5" hdd. Is there a way (or some kind of an adapter) I can use to power the HDD with two lps (one at 5V and one at 12V) without using an HDD enclosure? Or is using a HDD enclosure my only option?
  6. Hi, I have a 3.5" WD 10TB HDD (bare drive) which I would like to power it with an external power supply (eg. HPLEX, SOtM SPS-500, etc) through the drive's SATA power. It'll be use for music storage only on an Intel NUC. The drive is rated 5v/12v. Just wondering if I should set the power supply at 5V or 12V? Or is there a better way to provide clean power to a HDD? Many thanks!
  7. Hi, very interesting thread! So am I correct that the Pachanko Reference SATA is OCC copper, and the Pure Reference SATA is OCC copper with silver plated as stated on Pachanko's website. I got a little confuse as Highend-audiopc website listed the Reference SATA as OFC instead. Not sure if it's an okay question to ask here but curious if anyone here have a used Pachanko Sata cables they want to sell? ?
  8. Just my personal experience, when I used to use the standard DC cable which came with my sps-500, I added a Y-adapter cable to power the tx-ultra & 200-ultra together. I couldn't hear any degradation in sq. (Therotically, May said it's always better to power the units separately as that can prevent components from sharing ground/noise.) That being said, I didn't hear any degradation at the time ...at least not to a level I could audit. Also I think part of the beauty of sps-500 is that it's plenty of juice to power multiple units where I had tried sharing other ps in the past with far less ideal outcome. On a separate topics related to my sps-500, I had since tried SOtM's upocc copper DC cable and absolutely loved what this short little DC cable brought to my system. It literally transformed my sps-500 from a good PS to a great PS. I didn't realize just how much the standard DC cable limited my sps-500 before, and I urge any sps-500 user to try SOtM's upocc copper or other better DC cable. Since this new DC cable, I had only use my sps-500 to power one component ...until I can to find a reasonable cost, high quality Y-cable to try in the future.
  9. Selling my SOtM sMS-200 in prefect "like-new" condition. Comes with original box & accessories. (Note: Right side of original box was pressed in a little while it's stored away in storage but I will double box and make sure the unit will ship safely.) I'm aking for $old. Price includes shipping in CONUS. Buyer pay PayPal fee or gift. Local pick up welcome (CA 94043)
  10. I'm not familiar with clock mod especially on computer, are there multiple clocks on a NUC? If so, which clock (main mobo, lan interface, etc) is best for mod to connect to the sMS-200ultra? (Also, I'm still looking into this but according to SOtM-USA, the modded NUC will still be functional by itself even when not conmecting to the clock input from the ultra.)
  11. Hi, First, thanks everyone who contributing to this very informative and fascinating thread. I'm planning to purchase a sMS-200ultra with switch mod. That'll use up three of the four clock connections on the 200ultra. I also plan on getting an Intel NUC7 as a music server running Roon's ROCK. I wonder if it might be any way beneficial to have SOtM mod this NUC to utilize and accept the the last clock available on the 200ultra? I'm not sure if this act is worth investigating or if there might be any draw back from doing so? Also, what might happen to the modded NUC in the case if I not longer want to connect it to the 200ultra clock? Thanks!
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