The Disk Drive Bays
The Dragon Rider comes with five 5.25” external bays, six internal 3.5” bays, and one internal 2.5” bay. One external 3.5” device can be installed using the 5.25”-to-3.5” adapter that comes installed on the top-most 5.25” bay. This adapter can also be used by a hard drive, so you have up to seven 3.5” hard drives installed, plus a 2.5” hard drive or SSD. Sweet!
All drive bays use tool-less installation mechanisms, except the 2.5” one. The system used on the Dragon Rider requires a rail to be installed on each side of the drive to be installed, and then sliding the drive inside the proper bay. To remove 5.25” devices, however, you have to first remove the front panel in order to have access to the rails release tabs. These rails come inside a storage compartment that comes installed in the bottom-most 5.25” bay.
The 2.5” bay is available inside a drawer.
In Figure 21, you can see the accessories that come with the product.