Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge
The main reason we didn't include support for more 3.5" drives is twofold.
1. We didn't want to increase the size of the main cooling chamber.
2. We didn't want to add 3.5" drives in a non-actively-cooled area, like behind the motherboard tray.
The two 3.5" hot swap bays in the main chamber receive airflow from the front, and thus your mechanical drives can run cool. If you have one of the few SSDs that run hot, you can also throw it in the main chamber, but for the most part the chamber behind the motherboard tray is for SSDs since they don't really need active cooling.
If you want, you can put an adapter in the two 5.25" bays to add more 3.5" drives, but with 4TB drives being available, and NAS products becoming more popular and more affordable, we're making the bet that tons of 3.5" drive compatibility isn't most people's #1 concern in a cooling-focused chassis.
Also, the correct name is Carbide Series Air 540
, or Air 540, or Carbide 540, whatever. There's no "R" on this model.
Some one running a ton of HDDs (More than 3 these days) are looking at the wrong case. Seriously.
A gaming case shouldn't be on your radar. Try a full tower server grade case i.e. Lian Li or Obsidian Series.
Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12
Nice case, but I'm wondering how much wider would you have had to made it to be able to put rad's in both the left and right bays?
I think being original kept him from doing that, otherwise it would have been a direct Caselabs design. Not saying it's patented or anything, just being original is more important.Edited by WorldExclusive - 6/4/13 at 10:07pm