Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
George, I'd just like to point out that your claim that users will pass up a quality Bronze power supply to pick up a shoddy Gold is not likely true in aggregate. While it may be true in some cases, I think the market share figures for Corsair alone vs. Coolmax and Raidmax should be enough to demonstrate that that is a minor effect at best.
Hm, I'm not so sure there. Another explanation (and likely a very large contributing factor) would be that people buy Corsair over the other brands. It's hard to come up with fair comparisons where we're just looking at one or two variables being different, especially keeping price and brand the same.
However, I can really believe TX sales slowing down, especially without the price drops, and everybody knows about Antec Signature, right? A lot of FSP Aurum-based power supplies are somewhat successful despite not particularly being superior to the usual budget group reg, two-transistor forward design.
That said, even FSP Aurum is not exactly in the "shoddy" range, just not anything special at all. In fact, few of the 80 plus gold platforms are that bad.
Originally Posted by PsyM4n
A simple edit to the existing review, pointing out that Corsair claims to have fixed the problem on non-review units should be enough. Right now there are articles on 2 of the biggest sites that do PSU reviews which point out issues that should be non-existent in retail units... now, that can't be a good thing, right?
This hurts Corsair's reputation for no reason. Due to both the review score being affected and the negative feedback from places like this one.
I agree. Even if you don't send out more review samples you can send out notices to the review sites once you've fixed an issue. Lots of sites are glad to publish comments or responses from the manufacturers. Regardless of whether or not you or I would take the manufacturer at face value and believe them, a number of readers will. And a lot of people directly or indirectly reference older reviews.
Also, I kind of agree that opening up a new unit isn't worth a reviewer's time. But updating their review by copy and pasting in a response doesn't take too long.