CM Storm Trooper review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/18/2011 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Specifications and Features
What will be fairly interesting to see is that the full sized Trooper has just about every type of interface connections for storage devices you can think of, including an X Dock station right in between the I/O panel and Multi Bay Slots for an additional 2.5 External HDD/SSD adapter.
The I/O panel has much more to tickle your senses though; two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and one eSATA connection for multiple devices. You also stumble into a built in Fan Controller with three red LED indicators, it indicates low, medium, and high power on the connected fans.
Hidden all the way down are meshed drive bay covers and located at the bottom is actually a slide-in box to hide away all small tools, cables and screws and such.
So we already learned that the Trooper is loaded with features, let's have a look at some of them.
- The first full tower chassis with two 90 degrees rotatable 4-in-3 HDD modules
- The first with an easy-to-carry handle, and hidden tool box for storing private goods
- Removable dust filters on bottom and top intakes
- A built in fan controller for cool or quit operation
- Supports up to 14 hard-drives for future upgrades
- Convenient external 2.5 HDD/SSD X-dock
- Supports high-end hardware, includes XL-ATX board, multiple GPUs in SLI or Crossfire
|Available Color||All Black|
|Material||Steel body, Front Mesh / Plastic bezel|
|Dimensions||(W) 250 x (H) 605.6 x (D) 578.5 mm |
(W) 9.8 x (H) 23.8 x (D) 22.8 inch
13.7 KG / 30.2 lbs
|M/B Type||Micro-ATX, ATX, XL-ATX|
|5.25" Drive Bay||9|
|3.5 Drive Bay||8 (converted from 5.25 bay by two 4-in-3 HDD modules)|
|2.5 Drive Bay||13 (converted from 5.25 bay by two 4-in-3 HDD modules)|
|I/O Panel||USB 3.0 x 2 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio In and Out ( Supports HD audio)|
|Power Supply Type||Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V|
|Maximum Compatibility||CPU cooler height: 186 mm / 7.3 in|
GPU card length: 322 mm / 12.7 in
Anyway, we can write 2000 words and you'd still not grasp the whole content, so let's fire up the photo shoot, as a picture says a thousand words -- right ?
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