15 Case Power Tower Round-Up

90-Degree Carriage Rotation Simplifies Hard-Drive Installation

The Chieftec case has enough room for six hard drives. Every one of them is mounted on rails before it is slid into the carriage, which is rotated 90 degrees. This is a pretty tight maneuver since there isn't much space for cabling. Chieftec realized this and included a special connection cable for Serial-ATA devices. Admittedly, only one, for a potential total of six hard drives.

There is room behind the hard drives for two 80 mm system fans to cool the drives.

Ribbon cables are easy to bend and take up very little space.

The power cabling is particularly tight. Who hasn't had that contact problem with older IBM HDDs?

The case ships with a special Serial-ATA cable.

Siggy Moersch
  • dovah-chan
    after over 10 years this is the first comment on this article
  • Joe_Justiniano
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