Recorder - IEC Cord Vs Power Brick?

Am I one of the rare few who actually prefer external power supplies? Sure, it is easier to manage the IEC cord vs the power brick. But, if you were to have a PSU failure (and who hasn't), would you rather swap out the entire DVR, or just a brick, which you may already have on hand and can swap in a few minutes?

I had a discussion recently about this concerning small LCD monitors. I prefer the units with the external brick. I simply velcro them to the backside of the display, which effectively ends up being about the same wire management. But in the case of a bad PSU, I can simply replace the brick and move on. I don't have to rip open the display and take out the power board and replace caps or wait for a board swap.

Bottom line is the minor, one-time inconvenience of managing the brick is not that much of a hassle when considering the time savings you get if/when it fails.

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