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SilverStone Intros FP56 Front-Panel

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 15, 2013.

  1. btarunr

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    SilverStone introduced the multi-utility FP56 front-panel. Built for 5.25-inch drive bays, the panel gives you room for two 2.5-inch drives, a multi-format card reader, three USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, and a high-current USB 3.0 port for quickly charging your gadgets. The FP56 draws power from a standard 4-pin Molex plug, and connectivity from a standard USB 3.0 front-panel header. The card reader supports various generations and form-factors of SD, MemoryStick, xD, and CompactFlash cards. Its rear portion has mount-holes for two 2.5-inch drives stacked alongside each other. To blend with your case, you can use any of the black, white, and silver bezels included. SilverStone didn't announce pricing or availability.

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    nice but the design, its kinda boring. flat
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    Yea, *yawn* The only interesting thing I see is holding 2x 2.5" drives and even that isn't particularly inspiring.
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    I'm thinking something like my old TJ07 could benefit from this. However I hardly use the USB 3.0 ports i have, and this is just a simply adding a convenience. The ability to hide 2 SSD's is cool, but there already so easy to hide since there practically weightless and emit no heat. Still clever idea.
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    I look at this and think if it had a power and reset button it would be perfect for scratch cases.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I'll take two of them with blank front bezels. My 2tb HDD can go underneath them in the 5.25" bay and I can remove both HDD cages for a rad or better airflow. :)
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    Get your vaseline.



    Scythe has one like that. No 2.5 bays though.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    my NZXT Aperture M is sill better

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