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The Disk Drive Bays

The Thermaltake Armor A60 comes with three external 5.25” bays, one external 3.5” bay and six internal 3.5” bays, all supporting 2.5” devices. The 5.25” bays use screwless installation mechanisms, but the 3.5” external bay requires the use of regular screw.

Thermaltake Armor A60 caseFigure 13: Disk drive bays

One of the main differences between the new Armor A60 and the A90 is on the internal 3.5” bays. In the A60 the internal bays were rotated 90°. This not only makes drive installation easy, but also increased the space available inside the case, making the A60 to support longer video cards.

Each internal 3.5” bay is located inside a little drawer, shown in Figure 14. The installation of 3.5” hard drives can be made without the use of screws, since the drawers have small pins that fits the holes available on hard drives. You can, if you want, add regular screws. The drawers are compatible with 2.5” devices but the installation must be done using regular screws.

The top-most internal bay has hot swap connectors, since this is the bay that is accessible from outside the case.

Thermaltake Armor A60 caseFigure 14: Drawer

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