Sunday, June 7th 2020

SilverStone Intros CS330 Case for Video Editing Rigs and Home Servers

SilverStone today announced the CS330, a Micro-ATX mini-tower that looks geared toward video editors or home/small-business server builds, thanks to its eight 3.5-inch drive bays that let you cram dozens of terabytes of storage. The case offers three 3.5-inch hot-swap caddies with SATA and SAS 12 Gbps backplanes; four internal 3.5-inch bays, and an additional single 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bay, totaling up to eight storage devices, not counting the M.2 drives you may have installed on your motherboard.

A 180 mm air-penetrator fan conveys heat between the storage area and the motherboard tray. The Micro-ATX motherboard tray is oriented BTX-style (upside down), offering room for graphics cards up to 36 cm in length (even with all drive cages in place), and CPU coolers up to 16.5 cm in height. Front panel connectivity includes a pair of USB 3.x type-A ports, and HDA jacks. The case measures 210 mm (W) x 374 mm (H) x 385 mm (D), weighing a little over 6 kg.
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8 Comments on SilverStone Intros CS330 Case for Video Editing Rigs and Home Servers

#1
Hrafn
It seems to be their old TJ08 model, with the 5.25" bays swapped out for hot-swap bays.
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#2
BArms
That's really cool, I have a 2700K laying around with an Asus Gene MB I was thinking about turning into a NAS or ESXi server.
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#3
phanbuey
Home to the world's hardest working CPU cooler.
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#4
BArms
phanbuey
Home to the world's hardest working CPU cooler.
Yeah, I wouldn't want to populate those internal bays if I could help it. It might be hard to see, but maybe it can get decent airflow towards the back wall. You'd definitely want a very good 120mm in the back helping out.
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#5
ShurikN
Well you can always make the case fan an intake and turn the cpu fan to blow hot air at the drive bays.
Or use a top-down blower instead of a tower cooler.
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#6
FinlandApollo
Well, that's a lot of clearance between HDDs and CPU tower... Especially when the SATA cables are touching the metal fins of the CPU cooler.

More I look at this, more I see it as a cumbersome product with lacklusting design choices. This feels like forced version of the case.
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#7
Chrispy_
C'mon Silverstone. Stop regurgitating a decade-old design
The 3.5" floppy drive bay is still marked FDD for FDD's sake....
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