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Stephan Shelley
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How are others DSS-200s's power supplies holding up? I have lost 3 in 4 months. 2 in one server at different times and just now 1 in a different server. This last one made a big pop when it powered up.

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Marcel Birgelen
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There have been a few bad batches of those particular Supermicro PSUs with caps failing after a while, especially the older generation. Often, when the first one fails, the other will swiftly follow. Maybe they were a victim of the Capacitor plague. But in general, the newer ones seem to be pretty stable actually.

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Stephan Shelley
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The two servers are a few months past being a year old. They were new when they came to us but how long before that they were manufacturer I am not sure. Power supply was made by Ablecom. guess they supplied Super Micro. Says it is made in China.

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Leo Enticknap
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We have two DSS200s, with 2009 and 2011 manufacturing dates. As far as I'm aware, both still have both the power supply units that shipped from the factory.

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Marcel Birgelen
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quote: Stephan Shelley
Power supply was made by Ablecom. guess they supplied Super Micro.
Ablecom is the "OEM" brand name of Supermicro. You will notice their logos rather look alike [Wink] .

They are made in China and/or Taiwan, but then again, what's not made there nowadays?

It seems you had a bit of a bad luck there. Obviously you could check for common factors, like the same brand of UPS being used on all of those. I've seen rare cases where UPS and equipment PSUs just didn't like each other, probably because of the bad quality of the output power of the UPS and/or the rather non-resilient design of the PSU.

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Stephan Shelley
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No UPS here. And we have a DSS/DSP 100 powered by the same power panel as the one that just went that has been running for almost 7 years. All get the breakers turned off at night.

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Marcel Birgelen
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The breaker aspect is an interesting one. Mind you, those things are actually server power supplies, they're designed to run 24/7 and switching them on and off regularly might even cause more wear than just letting them run, even in stand-by mode.

Another thing they don't like is dust and oil, they were never designed to operate in a rugged environment, but rather in a typical IT room environment. If they get clogged up, they tend to overheat and just blow out once in a while.

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Matthew Ortado
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We have had one or two that have failed out of over (200) DSS200 systems.

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David J Hilsgen
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I want to get a spare power supply for my dolby DSS200 & my Doremi 2k4 server anybody have the m#s handy or i can pull them out,or do still need to go to dolby & doremi. when the one for my dss100 went down amazon had them for $92.00 & server supply had referbs for $30.00

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Gavin Lewarne
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3 1/2 year old DSS200, still on both original factory power supplies. We do use a UPS and rarely power the server down

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Steve Guttag
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The DSS200 and DSS220 power supplies are off-the-shelf Supermicros (Ablecom). I don't have the models committed to memory though.

Watchout on some of these suppliers, I've received used being passed off as new.

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David J Hilsgen
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Steve: are both the dolby 200 & doremi 2k4 slide out supplies like the dolby 100, no wires to disconnect inside

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Matthew Heuer
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We have 21 DSS200s. 6 are 5 years old, the other 15 are 4 year old DSS200-3 series. Knock on wood no problems with power supplies yet. Can not say the same for our CP750s, have lost a few of them.

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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I had boatloads of CP-650 supplies fail form the plague. So many that I just started replacing the capacitors in them....

Mark

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Steve Guttag
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I'd say that of the 200 or so DSS200s we have out there...maybe 5 of them have had any form of power supply issue.

The power supplies require no wiring. They just slide out as a self-contained brick.

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