After Hours

Cracking open the HP Blackbird 002 DE LCi gaming PC

Hard drives

The Blackbird 02 case design features this five-bay hard drive stack. Slot 1 and 2 contain 160GB Western Digital Raptors configured in RAID 0. The third bay contains a 750GB SATA drive for storing media files. Each drive can be slid out sideways -- no screws involved. All cases should adopt this idea.

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