Thursday, December 29th 2011

Akasa HDM-23 Multi-Utility 5.25-inch Enclosure Launched

Taiwanese company Akasa announced the HDM-23 multi-utility 5.25-inch drive enclosure. This enclosure occupies a 5.25-inch drive bay in your case, and converts it an exposed 3.5-inch bay, or a discrete 2.5-inch bay for SSDs. The exposed 3.5-inch bay can then be used for devices such as fan-controllers in the 3.5-inch form-factor, card readers, such as the one pictured below (not included), or ye olde floppy disk drives. The 3.5-inch bay has mounting holes at the right spots to hold drives in the 2.5-inch form-factor, such as most of today's SSDs. Lastly, there are mount holes on its underside, to which you can attach a 140 mm fan. The enclosure measures 149 x 154 x 42 mm (WxDxH), about as big as an optical drive. It is priced at 880 JPY or about US $11. It will reach stores in late January, 2012.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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6 Comments on Akasa HDM-23 Multi-Utility 5.25-inch Enclosure Launched

~Technological Technocrat~
well i suppose someone can find some use for this.....somehow.
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By all appearances, seems to be the best designed one yet!
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TPU addict
what a load of crap lol.
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I know just how to use it: a HDD + a fan to cool the inside of carcase.

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lol, nice. at least we cant say that we dont have options :laugh:
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