IntroductionWe recently reviewed the Thermaltake Aquabay M1 (review here). Today we bring you the review of the M3 which occupies only one 5.25" drive bay, instead of the two the M1 needs.
From the manufacturer Thermaltake:
|Dimension||178 x 139 x 30 mm|
|Quick Install Connector|
|Connectors||For 6.4mm ID (1/4") tubing,|
For 9.5mm ID (3/8") tubing
- 5.25" Drive bay unit
- Green neon PVC tubing
- Fittings 9.5mm
- Fittings 6.4mm
- Mounting screws
- Instruction manual
On the backside, the connectors can be found. Thermaltake includes fittings needed for both 6.4mm and 9.5mm.
When you turn the unit around you can see the watertank, which can hold 250cc of water.
The black paint of the M3 takes fingerprints VERY easy. This is not a big issue because once the unit is installed in the case, that metal won't be visible from the outside anyway.
It is very nice of Thermaltake to put a protective foil on the front Plexi, so that it can't be scratched during installation.
InstallationInstallation is very easy and can be done in half an hour. It is very important to get all water out of your existing watercooling system. You wouldn't want to get water on your beloved components. The manual is very clear on all steps that should be performed for proper installation.
Now that everything is connected, you fill water of the unit by unscrewing a small cap on top of the Aquabay.