Computex 2023: Streacom overhauled the SFF power supply standard
The ZS800 is not technically a standard power supply, but it can still be installed in SFF power supplies.
At this year’s Computex, Streacom introduced a very interesting PSU called the SFF Standard, which is designated ZS800. We can immediately mention here why we can’t talk about a real SFF power supply, because the standard itself requires an area of 125 x 63.5 x 100mm, while the ZS800 occupies an area of 125 x 63.5 x 125mm. The trick here is that there’s some empty space behind the power supplies in the housing anyway, so that wires can fit in, and the ZS800 solves this much more cleverly, since it uses a 90-degree round connection, which means the cables require less space.
Thanks to the above, Streacom’s new power supply can fit SFF power supplies even though it’s 25mm longer. The latter is a very important factor, because the extra length allowed the designers to use a 120 mm propeller, which could then also be replaced. The larger agitator allows for an 800-watt power output, while remaining quiet, though the 80 Plus Platinum rating probably helps here as well, ensuring particularly good efficiency.
Another interesting feature of the ZS800 is that it simultaneously supports the ATX 3.0 and ATX12VO standards, and also has a 12VHPWR socket. Unfortunately, Streacom has not yet been able to comment on when the development will be released.