Thermaltake eSports Armor A30 mATX LAN Case ReviewMon, Jun 06, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Internal Impressions of the Armor A30
Here’s the inside of the Armor A30; off the bat I know I’ll probably have a complaint about the A30′s cable lengths and lack of any storage space for cables. This was an issue with the original Lanbox & Lite models. It seems like they didn’t take that into consideration with this unit, either.
Here’s the Armor A30′s motherboard tray, which is removable by the little metal clip handle you saw earlier. The rear 60mm fans are also attached to this tray, so you’ll want to hold them up while sliding it back into the case so the wires don’t get caught anywhere.
Here’s the holding rack for the A30, loaded up with 1 ODD, two 2.5″ drives, and a single 3.5″ floppy drive. It can hold an additional 5.25″ bay device as well and is easily removed by thumb screws.
There’s a thin layer to isolate the bottom of the 2.5″ devices from coming into contact with the surface of the 5.25″ rack. It also acts as a vibration dampening layer.
Here is the holding rack for the Hard Drives. Unfortunately, it does not support 2.5″ drives as well, only 3.5″ ones. With the inclusion of the two “stealth” 2.5″ spots on the other rack, that’s not really an issue.