( 3.0 Average / 1 Rating )
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Had such great potential, but it definitely missed the mark in a few areas. Overall it's built with very high quality materials that feel very sturdy, build quality is immaculate. Unfortunately there are a few big flaws. For one, I can't believe that they didn't make the case 1/2 of an inch thicker in order to accommodate for low profile RAID cards. I can't use the 3rd drive slot in this case because my raid card BARELY goes into that 3rd drive bay which makes it unusable. I'm using a standard low profile RAID card, and if the case was literally 1/2 of an inch wider, there would be enough room for the low profile card and the 3rd drive slot. There's basically 0 room for cable management, although this is kind of forgiven since I realize how they tried to make this case as absolutely tiny as possible while still fitting 8 drives. It just makes for an interesting experience, especially when you have 8+ sata cables plus all your power and fan and front panel and etc running through this absolutely tiny chassis. When loading this thing up with all 8 (or 7) 3.5" HDDs, even with the 2 fans blowing directly on them, the drives get hot. Like really hot. A couple of the HDDs in mine reach over 60 C. Had they spaced out the drives just a bit more by adding a bit more height to the case allowing for more airflow between the drives, I think it would have been a lot better.
Overall, this is an amazing case if you want the absolute smallest thing you can get that will hold 8 (or 7+PCIe Card) 3.5" HDDs plus 4 SSDs. I would have given this a higher rating if it weren't for the $150 price tag, although I understand that it's more of a niche product, I would really expect a lot of those little quirks to be worked out on such a high price SFF case. Regardless, it's still a great case, and if it's what you're looking for, you won't find anything else on the market like it, so yeah.