M9 is a 9-bay mid-tower case recently released by Thermaltake, available with an acrylic side panel (VI1000BWS, which is the model we reviewed) or with a solid side panel (VI1000BNS), coming with a rear 120 mm fan, a front 120 mm fan and a side duct. Let’s take a good look at this latest Thermaltake release.
In Figure 4, you can see the jacks and buttons present on the case frontal panel: power and reset buttons, hard disk drive activity LED, two USB ports and mic in and headphones jacks. No eSATA port is provided.
In Figure 5, you can see the rear panel, using the very traditional ATX design, but with the addition of one big 120 mm fan there. This case uses two thumbscrews to hold the left side panel (the one that must be removed for installing parts inside the case).
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Inside M9
- 3. The Disk Drive Bays
- 4. Installing Hard Disk Drives
- 5. Installing Optical and Floppy Disk Drives
- 6. Main Specifications
- 7. Conclusions