Following the success of the venerable Lascala series, a new era will begin with the first of the Grandia Series of HTPC cases, the GD01. Updated with an advanced 52-in-1 card reader, enhanced low speed fans, and improved hard drive mounting bracket, the GD01 is then matched with the classic lines from the most popular Lascala HTPC cases of the past to make a truly appealing package. As with many SilverStone HTPC cases before, the GD01 also has a class-leading, six-hard-drive capacity (for up to 4.5 Terabytes) and dual optical drive ready for Blu-ray and HD-DVD drives. For even more enriched multimedia experience, an optional GD01MX model is available with Multilanguage LCD, software, and remote control that is compatible with MCE remote and keyboard.
|Model No.||SST-GD01B-R-USB3.0 (black + card reader)|
|Material||Aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body|
|Motherboards||Standard ATX, Micro-ATX|
|Multimedia||Multimedia software, remote with on/off function, Multilanguage LCD/IR(GD01MX only), Windows 7|
|Drive Bays||External||5.25" x 2|
|3.5" x 1 (occupied by card reader)|
|Internal||3.5" x 6 (vibration dampening)|
|Cooling System||Front||2 x 92mm or 80mm fan slots|
|Rear||2 x 80mm exhaust fan, 2050RPM, 21dBA|
|Side||1 x 80mm fan slot & PSU vents|
|Front I/O Port||
USB 2.0 x 2 (SST-GD01B-R, SST-GD01S-R, SST-GD01B-MXR, SST-GD01S-MXR only)
USB 3.0 x 2 (SST-GD01B-R-USB3.0, SST-GD01B-MXR-USB3.0 only)
IEEE1394 x 1
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
52-in-1 card reader
|Power Supply||Optional standard PS2 (ATX)|
|Expansion Card||Expansion card supports graphics cards up to 9.8 inches long; width restriction: 5.51"|
|Max. Size CPU Cooler||135mm|
|Max. Size PSU||Unlimited|
|Net Weight||Approx. 17lbs (7.8kg) (GD01)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||6.7 x 17 x 17 inches (430 x 170 x 430mm)|
Works when it's done but a pain to set up
This review is from: SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body GD01B-R-USB3.0 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Pros: Looks very sleek on the outside, just like a HiFi component, fits very well on my rack along with the receiver etc.
Cons: DVD bay module has space for two drives but only top one can be used realistically. The bottom of the bay module presses onto or touches ATX motherboard's power connectors. Taking an egg off for that -- in a space-saving case like this the manufacturer could have made the DVD bay module splittable so that bottom half could be taken out to save space
Other Thoughts: Space is tight. I mean, VERY tight if you use a full ATX motherboard which is why I got the case in the first place (for Asus P6X58D)
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