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Skyhawk Power One

General Impression

The Power One GM620SA

Skyhawk's ATX12V 2.01 Power One unit offers what the vendor calls Audio Standby, which is supposed to allow you to listen to music even when the computer is switched off. We tested a pre-production version of the 600 Watt GM620SA.

The Skyhawk's Power Supply Components

An unusual feature of the power supply is the accessories. An IDE cable is not usually included in the power supply package, and an audio cable for the analog connection to the CD-ROM drive is also available. In addition to these components is a 5.25" Molex connector, which provides voltages of 5 and 12 Volt even when the computer is switched off.