Isolated inner chassis transfers heat by radiation to outer case
Sealed enclosure prevents sound from escaping -no vent holes
Four (4) SATA hard drive capacity
Direct Connect with SAS cable or Multi-Lane cable
Faceplate is machined to match
our other cases
Optional 1U one-piece rack mount faceplate
Available with black or silver anodized faceplate
Outstanding workmanship and
Dimensions - 17.50" wide x 11" deep x 1.75" high
(2-1/8" high with feet)
Compact drive storage system holds four 3.5"
SATA hard drives. Easy way to add storage to your media system. Multiple cases
can be stacked on top of each other for more capacity as your media
collection grows. Low profile case is only 1.75" tall. A optional 1U
one-piece rack mount faceplate is available for mounting into standard 19"
Passive cooling design provides quiet
operation. Heat is dissipated throughout the entire thick walled case. Thick
billet aluminum plates along both sides of the case provides a
"highway" for effective heat transfer. The sturdy outer case shell
also prevents sound waves from being transmitted through the case and with
no vent holes, the sound waves remain inside the case.
Inside the outer case shell is the isolated inner chassis which holds the
hard drives. The inner chassis is held very close to the outer case
shell only making contact at the four isolation pads. With just a thin gap
between the opposing inner and outer plates, heat is transmitted by radiation to the outer shell without any mechanical contact.
With the top outer and inner panel removed, you can see that
the drives are very easy to connect. The internal DC power supply is very
small yet provides up to 120 watts of power. Several different rear panel
connection options are available for connecting to the host PC.
The four hard drives are contained within the heavy inner chassis.
The aluminum inner chassis assembly forms a stiff structure which acts as a large heatsink
absorb heat from the drives.
The heavy inner chassis floats on small isolation pads to dampen vibrations from the
drives. With isolation pads on both sides of the chassis, the inner assembly can float within the outer
case shell. This is much more effective than just isolating the drives by
themselves. But more importantly, this system allows heat to be transferred
away from the drives.
Extremely durable pads are specially designed for
this application. The size and firmness are finely tuned to the weight of
the inner drive chassis. The animated picture above shows how the material
swallows up the screwdriver blade, yet returns to its normal state
immediately with no compression set. This ensures the pad will not lose its
shape and effectiveness over time.
Also available is the optional rack mounting which only uses
a 1U space allowing you to pack lots of storage into a small area.