The Disk Drive Bays

The NZXT Phantom 530 has three external 5.25” bays, one internal 2.5” bay (behind the motherboard tray), and six internal 3.5”/2.5” bays in three cages. You can install 5.25” and 3.5” devices without the use of screws or tools.

NZXT Phantom 530Figure 21: Default configuration of the disk drive bays

NZXT Phantom 530Figure 22: The 2.5” bay behind the motherboard tray

The 3.5”/2.5” bays are accessible from the right-hand side of the case, and not through the left-hand side as usual. See Figure 23.

NZXT Phantom 530Figure 23: Default configuration of the disk drive bays

The NZXT Phantom 530 provides a very flexible configuration for its hard drive cages, as you can move and remove them as necessary, to either allow the installation of video cards longer than 12.8” (325 mm) or to improve airflow.

Each 3.5”/2.5” bay is actually a small drawer, and they come with rubber rings to reduce the vibration and noise produced by 3.5” hard disk drives.

NZXT Phantom 530Figure 24: One of the 3.5”/2.5” bays