Smallest case with a 5.25” bay?

EnderW

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Anyone know what the smallest case with a 5.25 inch bay is? Even cooler if you know a small case with 2 of them.
 

Nobu

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The Silverstone KL06 linked above is 32L
They also make the SG02 and SG11 which are both 22.5L. There should be a few media center style cases (lay flat, about 5-6" tall but very wide and deep) which have one or two 5.25 bays, but I can't think of any off hand.

Note that the SG cases will be pretty tight to work in (though those look like they have a bit more room than my 10.75L SG06, looks can be deceiving). Since you'll be using the front bays, you'll probably not have as much room for a cpu cooler or gpu, depending on mb layout and case design.

Edit: The Apex is under 10L...wow.
 
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cjcox

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The good news is a 4x2.5 unit isn't terribly deep.... but that's usually the deciding factor. So... if it has fans (for example) on the back.... it might push the depth.

I've got a dual RAID subsystem... but it's really deep. Almost as deep as some tape drive units.

Most cases just can't handle it, even the larger ones anymore.
 

killrtech99

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A hot swap dock that sits in a 5.25 bay? It would honestly never occur to me that such a thing existed. One of the many things I like about lurking around [H]
 
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