The Front Panel
While several SFF cases have dropped the support for 5.25” optical drives and external 3.5” devices, the A30 support both, offering two 5.25” bays and one external 3.5” bay for a memory card reader or floppy disk drive. These bays are protected with meshed covers that have air filters on them.
The front panel of the Thermaltake Armor A30 comes with one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, one eSATA port, and the traditional audio jacks.
At the bottom of the front panel there is a 90 mm fan (Thermaltake TT-9225, 1,200 rpm, 16 dBA) which glows blue when turned on. This fan uses a standard peripheral power connector and, therefore, you can’t monitor its speed.