Hard Disk Drive Installation: Drawers
The way hard disk drives are installed on this case is one of its highlights. This cage features four drawers for installing hard disk drives, plus three “suspension” mechanisms, which we will explain in more details in the next page. The maximum number of hard disk drives you can have with this case is four or three, depending on the system you choose to use, which is good enough for the majority of users.
The drawer system used on this cage is the same one used by other Antec cases like Sonata III 550. Simply push the side latches, pull the drawer and it is free (see Figure 22). Then just install the hard disk drive to the drawer.
As you can see each drawer has four silicone suspensions. Because of them the hard disk drive body doesn’t touch any metallic part of the case (see Figures 24 and 25), reducing the noise level produced by the PC. Because of the use of these suspensions you need to use longer screws to fasten your hard drives to their drawers. These screws are shown in Figure 23.
After you installed the hard disk drive to a drawer, just slide the drawer back to the case until you hear a loud “click.”