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SilverStone Case Storage Series SST-CS380 Black Plastic front door, steel body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Standard PS2(ATX) Power Supply

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  • Compact mid-tower chassis design with space-saving footprint
  • Supports eight hot-swappable 3.5"" or 2.5"" SAS/SATA drives with built-in backplane
  • Classic SilverStone styling
  • Includes two flexible 5.25"" drive bays for more storage options
  • Lockable front door and power button design
  • Includes three 120mm fans with filtered intake vents

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"Material Plastic front door, steel body
Motherboard ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive bay External 5.25"" x 2
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Internal 3.5"" SAS/SATA hot-swap x 8 (2.5"" compatible)
Cooling system Front --
Rear 1 x 120mm fan (Compatible with 120mm fan/radiator)
Side Dedicated drive bracket 120mm fan x 2
Top --
Bottom --
Internal --
Expansion slot 7
Front I/O port USB 3.0 Type-A x 2
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power supply Standard PS2(ATX)
Expansion card Compatible up to 9.5"" (241mm), width restriction - 5.9"" (149mm)
Limitation of CPU cooler 146mm
Dimension 215.3mm (W) x 426.5mm (H) x 487.5mm (D) , 44.7 Liters
8.48"" (W) x 16.79"" (H) x 19.19"" (D) , 44.7 Liters"


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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not interested in buying this again 2/9/2019 7:47:20 AM

Pros: It is nice to have 8 drive bays in the case.

Cons: After a short bit of use, the drive bays started acting flakey. Perfectly good drives have started throwing communication errors. This causes RAID failures. Pulling the drive out and putting it back often solves the problem but that is unacceptable. Right now, I have one bay that no matter what drive I put in will not respond properly. I have removed the drives causing trouble and tested them in other computers to be sure they are fine. It is always specific bays that cause the trouble so it must be the controller board that is part of the case. I even moved SATA cables around and the problem always stayed with the problem bay.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good NAS Case with limited drive cooling - modification needed 11/2/2018 11:45:25 AM

Pros: - 8-drive hot-swap bay for 3.5" or 2.5" drives
- Motherboard size flexibility (Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, Full-size ATX)
- 5.25" bays for multiple potential uses
- Relatively compact size for a case with this much flexibility and storage options

Cons: - Drive cage cooling is poor without modifications
- Front USB ports inaccessible if door is closed
- Very limited fan placement options (two 120mm on drive cage, one 120mm at rear); an additional 120mm on bottom is possible with modifications and an SFX or short ATX PSU
- Plastic drive trays in hot-swap bay
- included case fans not very good (I replaced all three and added a fourth on the bottom)
- Capacitors (cheap, non-solid) on hot-swap backplane are an accident waiting to happen
- Silverstone just took the hot-swap bay from the DS380 and slapped it into a new case with no regard to how it actually fit

Overall Review: Thanks to some baffling design decisions by Silverstone, this case has hard drive cooling issues.

The CS380 suffers from poor airflow through the hot-swap drive cage because Silverstone believes that air will magically flow where they want it to and not take the path of least resistance. Airflow and cooling is much improved with some duct tape, a drill and a hacksaw. It is frustrating that the user has to modify the case just because SIlverstone did not design it correctly.

I followed the modifications (complete with lots of photos) documented by dmacias in the unRAID forums. Search for "unraid dmacias silverstone cs380" for the details.

Duct Tape - used to seal the air gap between the fans and the drive cage and force air through the cage.

Drill - used to drill holes in a solid plastic insert that completely blocks off air flow through one of the drive bays.

Hacksaw - used to cut the metal lip on the bottom of the drive cage that covers two of the fan mounting holes on the bottom of the case. After cutting the metal lip to a depth of 1" it can be folded back allowing an additional 120mm intake fan to be mounted on the bottom of the case between the PSU and drive cage.

After making these modifications, drive temps dropped by 5-7C at idle and heavy use.

This would be a better case if there was room for an additional exhaust fan on the top, or if both side panels were vented; one for intake, the other for exhaust of the air flowing through the drive cage. Air flowing through the drive cage has nowhere to go other than back over the motherboard or out through whatever slits and crevices it can find. Perhaps this was intentional as there are no other intake fans unless you make the mods mentioned and mount one on the bottom of the case.

I actually rather like the case and its expandability options. I have an Athena Power BP-SAC1425AVL 2.5" HDD / SSD Hot-Swap Backplane Module in one of the 5.25" drive bays in which I mount my SSDs and a DVD/Blu-Ray/UHD (BD-XL) disc reader in the other.

It is a good case for my use (NAS, Plex server, Dockers and VMs), but, you need to understand its limitations and be willing to make some modifications for optimal performance.

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3/ 5
Great concept, lots to improve 4/30/2018 9:44:04 PM

Pros: The backplane for hot swapping hard drives out the front of the case is amazing. I had a really hard time finding any cases that eject drives out the front of the case, let alone with an easy to use backplane. The size of the case is decently compact and it looks nice, too. The backplane supports SATA and SAS, and only needs up to 2 molex connectors to power 8 drives.

Cons: The construction of the case is flimsy and the plate you attach the motherboard flexes so much I was worried about breaking the case. The hard drive caddies are made of cheap plastic and a couple of them came warped so that they don't lock into place. The case is just barely too short to put in most full size 1080ti's. I found just one 1080ti that could fit in here (MSI Aero 1080ti) and that fit was so insanely tight that it was milimeters from breaking off capacitors on the backplane. I even had to bend a capacitor or two out of the way to make it fit. It also blocks one of the SATA/ SAS ports on the backplane. The case is also just barely too small to fit a Corsair H80i AIO. I had to modify the case and side panel to make it fit. Despite how the pictures looked, there was very little room for cable management on the back side of the case. The case looks like it supports two 120mm fans on the side, although there doesn't seem to be any documentation about that, but in order for those to actually fit they would have to be incredibly slim fans. The only other fan mount is on the bottom of the case, but if you have a large power supply then it will cover the fan mount. So air flow in this case is fairly poor because you can really only have three fans in it. It's kind of annoying that there are no USB or headphone ports on the front, side, or top of the case. Instead, they are behind the front cover, which is kind of annoying if you want to keep something plugged in there often.

Overall Review: I used this case to build a computer for my brother who does video editing. He goes through hard drives like crazy, which is why we wanted to be able to easily put hard drives in and out. I couldn't find any other case that supports hot swapping out the front of the case, so this was the only option. We put in an i9-7940x and a single 1080ti, so space and cooling were big issues. Unfortunately, this case has done quite poorly with cooling and we have run into big enough problems that we'll probably have to swap to a different case. That's such a bummer because this case is SO CLOSE to being perfect. If it was just an inch longer and wider, we wouldn't have had issues with fitting a 1080ti or the liquid cooler, would have been able to use all eight 3.5mm bays, and possibly would have had more room for both cable management and actually using the two 120mm fan mounts on the side panel. And if it was just a couple inches taller then it might be able to support two or three 120mm fans which would help massively with cooling. Then if the plate you mount the motherboard to and the plastic drive caddies were better quality, this build would be significantly better. Using the case for a video editing case may be a little be niche, but I feel like making the case just a little bit larger and making a couple parts of it a little bit higher quality aren't dealbreakers. Not to mention that it's a pretty cheap case price wise, so if all that was fixed it would totally be worth paying more for. All in all, I'm kind of disappointing in SilverStone for this case. I've always had great experiences with them and heard many great things from others, so I would have thought that they would have realized all of these issues when they planned it. I actually do video production, too, and am due for an upgrade soon, so I wish that I could go with this case for myself, but all the issues are just too much.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great case for a storage server build. 11/4/2017 7:56:40 PM

Pros: Simple but effective front hotswap bays. Lockable front door to prevent tampering. Enough room inside to fit a micro-atx motherboard, LSI HBA card, Intel nic, ssd, and a 500 watt PSU. I did have to mount an ssd to the top of the internal drive cage with 3M tape since there is no ssd mount.

Cons: Cooling could be better but with efficient hdds it's adequate. No internal ssd mount. Hotswap tray activity light pipes could be better. Power rail caps on the backplane board need to be secured better as they are prone to getting bent and bumped while doing cable management.

Overall Review: Despite the cons this case is really good for specific needs. I would recommend it again.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Easy to build 9/10/2017 8:56:36 AM

Pros: Used case to build a NAS. Supports up to 8 drives. Spacious yet small! Great for building.

Cons: Non

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Verified Owner
3/ 5
room for improvement. 4/9/2017 1:22:20 PM

Pros: its attractive, compact, and has a good price

Cons: much of the case is plastic, including the drive sleds. its bare metal on plastic and it feels like i have to force the sleds to move sometimes. also the handles to release the drives are cheaply made and they sit crooked and it looks bad. The rear exhaust fan that came with mine is defective. It came shipped with one less motherboard standoff than i required to mount my ATX motherboard. There is not much space inside, if you have a full ATX motherboard with Sata connections on the side its going to be very difficult to plug Sata plugs into it because there is less than 1 inch of clearance between the side of the board, and the edge of the hotswap panel. It can only fit graphics cards up to 9 inches long (23cm) which is a deal breaker for me. My intended use for this case was to have a windows pc which can serve as both a NAS and workstation for video editing, i needed to use a gpu to accelerate my rendering and playback. unfortunately the graphics card i intended to use is 10 inches long, and have the power connector at the far end.. i was able to get it inside the case, i was unable to plug in a power cable to the gpu as it is at the far end.. and it would also block Sata port 2 and 3 on the hot swap panel. also. i assumed this case had holes at the top for ventilation because the photos here at newegg show them in picture 9, 13, and 17. but it doesn't. its a solid panel on top. there is a hole at the top corner of the motherboard tray. usually this hole is meant so you can run your 8 pin cpu connector behind the motherboard tray and have good cable management. but this is nearly impossible.. the motherboard has about a quarter of a inch of space before hitting the top of the case. i have never seen a cpu power connector that thin, or flexible to make a turn this tight.

Overall Review: overall id say this case is alright, if the hotswap bays were built better and the case was about 1 inch longer i would be happy with it. with 1 extra inch it would be easier to access sata plugs on motherboards, and enough room for full length graphics cards.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing home server case 1/13/2017 10:08:23 AM

Pros: -Silent 3-pin fans (3 of them!)
-Good airflow
-Locking cover/power button
-8 hot-swap bays
-tons of room

Cons: - double the price of most cases (but if you consider the backplane/8-bays + fans - its a freaking steal)
- most motherboards only have 6 sata ports (not a con, just keep that in mind)
- Backplane uses 2 of the old 4-pin molex power connectors, and most PSU's only provide one cable with these.

Overall Review: Easily the best case I've ever owned, and would buy again. Its hard to find a sharp edge inside, and everything seems of good quality. All of the extra cabling easily goes behind the back cover for the cleanest build you ever made. Inside the locked cover, you can choose to lock out the power button too - perfect for us guys with curious kiddos.

My huge tower cpu cooler still clears the cover... there is tons of space here.

The only real con is that if you have power hungry drives in your bays, you must have two seperate cables feeding power to the backplane, and most PSU's don't have two cables with those old molex connectors. If you are using "red" type drives for your storage (you should be) it won't be much concern to use just one cable, since these are low power (0.5A apiece). You can safely pull 4 amps in a 20 gage wire your drives won't care about the voltage drop. But expect problems if you feed it using one cable when you filled the bays with cheap desktop 7200 RPM drives.

It is 2017. Plesae don't run your server on Windows. Try OMV, Free NAS, Unraid, or Ubuntu server...

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