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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [08.17.05]
Manufactured by: Ahanix


The Interior

Now this is where things got a little annoying. The 5.25" bay was held in by 5 screws which had to be removed before anything could be mounted. Here we see the 5.25" device as well as a floppy drive serving as the hidden 3.5" bay. I thought that it might be possible to cram a hard drive at the top of this bracket, but alas, the top cover did not have enough clearance to fit it in.

The bay fit in the case nicely with plenty of room to space all around.

Now we have a slight problem in that the face of the optical drive is white, but the case is black. To help with that, Ahanix included this drive cover that looked to be machined out of a solid piece of aluminum. Take a close look at how thick that baby is. Solid I tell you, solid. To install, no removal of faces needed! Just unpeel the 3M goodness on the back and press.

Here's what the parts look like installed. Very sharp if I don't say so myself.

Let's install some hard drives

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