Friday, December 10th 2010

SilverStone's Latest Cases to Feature Front-Panel USB 3.0, Debuts in Milo ML03

SilverStone Technology, one of the premier companies in computer chassis design, announces the immediate availability of its latest HTPC (home theater personal computer) chassis in the Milo ML03. The product also introduces the first application of USB 3.0 internal connector in a retail computer chassis.

The slim Milo ML03 is an affordable and versatile chassis with a profile of 105mm height and 340mm depth for easy integration into any living room furniture. It can accommodate up to three 3.5” hard drives or five 2.5” HDD/SSD on its smartly designed drive cages that mounts either size without use of adapters. For cooling, the ML03 has slots for up to four 80mm fans for users to build a quiet system with low power components or a powerful HTPC with 140W CPU. There are also small touches to improve integration including pre-cut hole for VGA (D-SUB) connector, Kensington lock support, and an additional full size expansion slot for installing extra motherboard I/O, fan controller, or other accessories.

The dual USB 3.0 front ports integrated into the ML03 is designed for 5 Gbit/s super speed transfer rate and is a standard set to replace but also stay backwards-compatible with the current USB 2.0 implementation rated at only 480 Mbit/s (approx. 0.47 Gbit/s). The Milo ML03 will be the first retail computer chassis to feature a pair of USB 3.0 front ports driven by an internal motherboard connector. Up to now, retail computer chassis with USB 3.0 front ports relied on routing cables out to the rear of the chassis for connection. The internal connector offered in the ML03 will eliminate unnecessary cable clutter and will be supported by all future motherboards with USB 3.0 internal front port connector.
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14 Comments on SilverStone's Latest Cases to Feature Front-Panel USB 3.0, Debuts in Milo ML03

#1
Mussels
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The product also introduces the first application of USB 3.0 internal connector in a retail computer chassis.
no it doesnt, i've seen cases with these connectors before.
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indybird
by: Mussels
no it doesnt, i've seen cases with these connectors before.
Really? I've never seen one myself...
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
it looks like a pile of poop.
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Kantastic
by: indybird
Really? I've never seen one myself...
Many cases have USB 3.0 support (couple of Lian Li models, HAF X, etc), they usually come with adapters so that they could be routed out to the back of the case to the I/O area though, since only a select few motherboards have USB 3.0 headers.
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indybird
by: Kantastic
Many cases have USB 3.0 support (couple of Lian Li models, HAF X, etc), they usually come with adapters so that they could be routed out to the back of the case to the I/O area though, since only a select few motherboards have USB 3.0 headers.
I mean with the internal header connector...do any of those have it (im too lazy to check :o )

-Nick
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#6
Batou1986
looks like a perfect case for an htpc for my room I will be looking forward to a review.
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#7
bear jesus
As far as cases with built in usb3 i thought there was multiple and also at least one motherboard if not more that came with an internal usb3 header and a 3.5" bay with a couple ports on to add to a case so it really seams like there is nothing special from that aspect.

by: Easy Rhino
it looks like a pile of poop.
I have to agree, the second picture even more so it looks really bad but i would hope it's just some very bad lighting and in normal use it would be a little black box that would just blend into the background under a tv

by: Batou1986
looks like a perfect case for an htpc for my room I will be looking forward to a review.
Use as a HTPC was my first thought as well, as long as the finish is not as shiny as it looks in the second picture it would just be a plain black box that you would hardly notice is there when running silently and hooked up to a tv.
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#8
-ION-
looks like the connector ASRock has used on their newer boards with USB 3.0 front bracket
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: Easy Rhino
it looks like a pile of poop.
just what i was thinking the DVD has massive gap around it and the front looks like cheap plastic with a crumpled effect.

I think i'll stick to my HTPC-400 case
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bear jesus
by: -ION-
looks like the connector ASRock has used on their newer boards with USB 3.0 front bracket
I knew some company had included it with their boards i just could not remember who, thanks.
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Batou1986
by: AsRock
just what i was thinking the DVD has massive gap around it and the front looks like cheap plastic with a crumpled effect.

I think i'll stick to my HTPC-400 case
that's what i don't like who uses optical media nowadays :laugh:
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iLLz
by: Batou1986
that's what i don't like who uses optical media nowadays :laugh:
I know we tech savvy types can download HD movies and stream them with Netflix and whatnot, but you could throw a BD burner/player in there if you were going to make it an HTPC. Just a thought. :D
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Nokiacrazi
by: Kantastic
since only a select few motherboards have USB 3.0 headers.
I have searched but for some reason all I keep getting are flash drives USB 3.0 PCI Cards :banghead:

You couldn't direct me to any, could you? :D
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