|Apevia X-Telstar Black Aluminum Mid-Tower ATX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Jonathan Jessup - Edited by: Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 29 August 2007|
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Closer Look: Interior
The interior of the case I like much more than the exterior.
Interior: The front
There are twelve drive bays. That's a lot. Five 5.25" front facing drive bays and two more 3.25" is nice. On the back side of each bay cover are two plastic rails for mounting devices. There are finger slots on the front so that the device can be pulled out via the front bay. I like this.
Interior: The rear fan area:
120mm fan - check! No LEDs on this particular fan.
Interior: The internal drive bays:
These internal drive bays are a more unique feature of the case so I'll dive into it a little. First off, yes, I like them. Great idea, thank you Apevia. It's much easier to install and remove hard drives this way or to change HD jumpers! So many times I've had a hard time accessing hard drives because they usually face perpendicular to the side, so this is a welcome feature. They utilize railed trays.
You mount the hard drive onto the tray, then slide the tray back into the cage. Here is a PATA hard drive installed: