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Sideways harddrives only in BTX?

By gralfus ·
When I first saw the BTX form factor, I thought, "Now there is a good idea, mounting the hard drives sideways." (with the connector portion facing the side of the box instead of towards the back).

One problem I've always faced when working on PCs is that the hard drives are often difficult to add or remove, due to the cards blocking the access. Even on my Antec tower with removable hard drive bays, the drive sticks out far enough to run right into the PCI cards when I try to remove the bay.

Is this something you've ever seen on an ATX tower? I usually buy Antec or similar.

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Enermax ATX case

by geobeck In reply to Sideways harddrives only ...

I've got an Enermax ATX case with the hard drives mounted sideways. The only problem I have is that the power cables aren't quite long enough without an extension.

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I have

by Jaqui In reply to Sideways harddrives only ...

a nasty habit of only using full size towers for workstation cases, to avoid the card blocking broblems.
and by full size I mean 24" or larger ( found a couple that were 36" )

much easier to work with. :)

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