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Thermaltake's $99 Case Packs SATA HDD Dock

Cases might not garner big headlines but they're extremely important for the enthusiast building their own PC. When it comes to cases, convenience and accessibility are high on the list of priorities for most people.

Budget cases can be picked up for half nothing but you won't get any of the fancy features commonly associated with higher end cases. However, Thermaltake has announced a $99 case with one feature that's definitely worth the money they're asking: an integrated SATA HDD dock.

The V9 BlacX Edition is the world's first mid-tower chassis to have an integrated dual-bay docking station up front and easily accessible. Fully integrated with no need for a power source or USB connection, this nifty little feature allows for easy swapping of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA HDDs.

Oh, and that little blue USB port at the front is for USB 3.0.

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  • chickenhoagie
    looks like a really nice case. looks well worth the $99

    my father has a similar case with all the tricky fans on the side and it keeps his quad core Q9550 at 17 degrees idle and only up to 24 degrees on full blast! very impressive what those fans can do
  • matt314
    Didnt you guys already post this? I've seen this somewhere...
  • Arethel

    That's one of the most popular case mods people ask me to do for them...
  • rkelly1
    that actually seems pretty decent. could be useful for techs that are scanning harddrives or just for data moving to another drive.
  • jvc21
    That's one heck of a case for the price!

    USB 3.0, SATA HDD Dock, Thermaltake? I'm in for one ^^
  • jimmysmitty
    Its a nice case for a nice price. Would work great for my job where I take apart laptops and sometimes have to pull the HDDs out and use a external SATA or IDE port to pull data that tend to work maybe 50% of the time.

    But for home, I still want me a Xaser VI.
  • klavis
    That's pretty pimp. I'd most likely use it for that price.
  • MadAdmiral
    I'm always a fan of cheap, feature packed cases, so I'd definitely consider it. I wouldn't really have any use for the HDD dock, and it looks kind of silly. I guess it would make people think I'm really serious about hardware...
  • Pyroflea
    Now THAT'S a feature. I'm surprised it's taken this long for manufacturers to catch on to something as simple, but useful as this. Good on 'em.
  • poorya_user
    99$ is not cheap where I am living, but Oh my god its 100% worth. USB3 , HDD dock!!! So cool.