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In Win IW-R300 3U Server Chasis Review

ajmatson    -   April 28, 2010
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We received a 500 watt 2U single power supply with our review sample, to provide the juice to the In Win IW-R300 server chassis. The power supply is manufactured by 3Y Power Technology and is 80 Plus Bronze Certified for efficiency. The power supply is longer than a normal power supply, but the width and height are reduced to fit into a server case. There is an 80mm intake fan that provides air flow over the components and helps in removing hot air from within the case and exhausting it out the rear. To get a better view of the internals, I have cut the warranty sticker so you can get a look. I recommend that you never open a power supply, as not only does it void the warranty, it also poses a danger. Inside, you can see the cooling fan and the power supply goodies, including the capacitors and the cooling fin. There was not much information about this power supply, but I did find out that 3Y Power Solutions is part of the FSP Group, which we have seen before at CES 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the connections on the power supply, you have a nice variety. There is the main 20+4-pin ATX power connector, an 8-pin CPU power connector, a 4+4-pin CPU power connector, two 4-pin Molex wires with three connectors and a floppy connector on each, and two SATA wires with two SATA power connectors on each, as well as two more floppy connectors. I was kind of disappointed that there were only four SATA power connectors in total since there are slots for five hard drives. Also, if you have a SATA DVD drive, then that leaves you with only three SATA power plugs for drives.

 

 

 

With everything put back together and the components installed, here is the complete system. I chose an mATX board for more working room and better air flow.

 

Now that we have the case set up, we can put it to the test.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Working Components
  3. Closer Look: Power Supply
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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