Thermaltake's Chaser enclosure focuses on removable storage

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 6, 2011 - 03:22 PM |
Tagged: thermaltake, chaser mk-I, hotswapping

For those who take advantage of one of the features of the new generation of storage and spend a lot of time swapping hard drives in and out, finding a case can be hard.  Many will have a single easily accessed eSATA port and possibly a hotswappable drive bay or two that are not terribly hard to get at but not many cases make hotswapping drives the main priority.  Thermaltake has changed this with the $160 Chaser MK-1 which has a SATA hard drive dock on the top of the case which can accommodate 2.5" or 3.5" drives, four easily accessed 5.25" bays on the front and a nice hard drive cage inside that can handle up to six 3.5" drives.  Unfortunately Hardware Bistro discovered a major design flaw in that hard drive cage; there are no integral SATA plugs for power or data transfer, which defeats the purpose of the hotswap rack altogether.

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"Thermaltake is a well known computer peripheral vendor specialize in thermal & cooling. Chassis is one of the famous line of business as its uniqueness and creativity make them as the market leader. In May 2011 Thermaltake just released Chaser MK-1 chassis; a brand new full ATX tower series which is integrated with a HDD docking station within the chassis as its major unique selling point."

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