The Disk Drive Bays
This case has three external 5.25” bays, seven 3.5” and two 2.5” hard disk drive bays. In theory 2.5” drives are targeted to laptops and they are slower than desktop drives. These bays, however, aren’t targeted to conventional hard disk drives but to SSD units, which usually come in 2.5” form factor, as they are primarily targeted to laptops. Thus with this case you can install 2.5” SSDs without the need of using any kind of adapter. Speaking of adapter, this case doesn’t come with any adapter for external 3.5”devices (floppy disk drives or memory card readers).
The hard disk drive cage can be removed from the case to make it easier for you to install several hard disk drives. It is fastened to the chassis using two black thumscrews.
Even though the mechanism used to install hard disk drives isn’t exactly screwless, it is a very good one. You need to add four special screws to each hard disk drive, what can be done using your fingers. On the left side of the hard disk drive you need to install a screw on the first and last holes, but on the right side of the drive you need to use the first and middle holes. If you want you can add a normal screw on the last hole from the right side of the drive (see Figure 17). No anti-vibration mechanism is available.