The thing I found strange about this unit is that it has its own mains plug and doesn’t come on with the PC automatically, it has a switch where you can turn it off and on. I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Hopefully I’ll never turn the PC on and forget to turn the Reserator on (otherwise ill fry my CPU and probably the board).
I've done a mod on my power supply to solve this problem.. if you're interested, go to a hardware store and buy a 12V relay. open up the power supply and find somewhere to steal 12V from, usually there is an easy spot on the PCB, if not you'll have to tap into one of the (yellow) wires. wire the 12V and ground between the 'trigger' on the relay, and wire mains straight thru (parallel from wherever it comes in to the psu) to the relay output. You can attach a socket to the relay output, if you are very lucky maybe your power supply already has a socket on the back and you can use that (they sometimes have them on because monitors used to often plug into the psu, but the socket is usually straight thru not switched).
now you can plug any device into the relay output, and it will switch on and off with the computer. i have a power board plugged into the back of mine, because at one stage i wanted to switch on and off speakers, monitor, printer, ext modem or whatever with the computer, because these devices all had LEDs on them which would shine or blink and annoy me when trying to get to sleep at night..
well, i just read that you have your machine on 24/7 so maybe you couldn't be bothered doing this job *shrugs*