Olaf van der Spek wrote:
What annoys you?
The deep case design. Harder to place in the room, and a lot of cables from my Seasonic M12D power supply are bit of the short side to reach the front mounted drives.
If they had tilted the design to be more vertical it would have worked better IMO - especially since the connections will be at the back and not have to fit under the top cage cover
The terrible 3.5inch HD rack - flimsy, doesn't absorb the HD vibrations - ie case resonates and drones.
And doesn't lock the drives in securely
My old Antec Sonata has a much more effective and solid HD mounting system - just a rubber pad under each drive on the cradle you screw the HD onto, then slide and lock that into the cage - simple, yet I never heard any drones from the same HDs in it
Everything else is superior to the Sonata though
But I've been able to get the Sonata to be so quiet that it's hard to tell if it's on. Not so on the FT02 just yet
But I think once get rid of the HD drones with suspension mounting, I will be there, which will be easy as you can pull all the HD cradles out and suspend each drive vertically sideways in the cage, in their original positions, using the holes above and below them to run the elastic cords.
Or replace all my HD with SSD
My OS is already on a 240GB Intel 520 SSD. I have a 512GB Crucial M4 coming to replace my Audio and music making partition (need the fast read and random access times for the gigabyte large sample libraries) , since they have dropped dramatically in price. Under $400 now!
All of my main partitions on my HDs are 500GB each - so the plan is to eventually replace each of them with a discrete 512GB SSD when the prices drop and when specials come up
Plus it's more secure this way, if one goes down, it doesn't take out the rest...
And swap out the 570GTX fan/heatsink - although it's pretty quiet now with a modded firmware to run the fan at much slower speeds.
My Sonata system had a Radeon 9800 with a Zalman heatpipe that is just about passive, with a tiny 50mm fan that moves enough air to make it work, but is inaudible.