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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
In the market for a new case with hot swappable drives. So far, I've compiled the following:

Antec DF-85:
-weird looking; somewhat mediocre cable management and obtrusive hotswap bay

Corsair 800d:
-"meh" airflow; GOOD hot swap

What else is there? And it has to be between full and mid-tower.
post #2 of 6
Antec Mini-p180, great case.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by saw4974;12260674 
Antec Mini-p180, great case.

Sorry, mate. Looking for a case with hot-swap drive bays.
post #4 of 6
Why not just buy some hotswap racks? Most cases will not offer hotswappable drive racks because it's not a feature everyone will use and adding that feature will only tack onto the costs to the consumer which is not good. The only one I know that has hotswap built in is the 800D you already mentioned. Just buy a good case with plenty of 5.25" bays and then get some hotswappable drives bays.

You can look for something like these:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1196207&CatId=285

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3301336&CatId=285

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6077478&CatId=285

But they will add onto the costs of the case if you want hotswap. The best choice if you want to save on expenses is to just get Corsair 800D. Most low-end cases will not feature hotswappable bays. I have Lian Li hot swappable bays, they ran me $30 a piece. 5 bays that's $150 already.
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post #6 of 6
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I've decided to go with a silverstone ft02 and then getting a zalman hdd hotswap rack. fits 5 drives in 4 5.25 inch. pretty cool actually.

thanks to whomever commented biggrin.gif
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