Note that before taking a drive out of the case, you should first remove the bracket under it. The bracket blocks the drive in the bay and you may damage the electronics of the hard drive if you use excessive force. Well, the “classic” way of installing the hard drive is just one option here. As I mentioned above, the case comes with a soundproof container for a 3.5” drive. It is located in front of the power supply.
The solution is rather simple: a massive aluminum box is secured on four thick rubber hangers.
The hangers can be removed if necessary:
The box is covered on both sides with two plastic caps and thick rubber pads. One pad is blank and the other has openings for the interface cables.
You just put the drive in:
And fix it with the rubber pad and cap. The sides of the container are an impressive 5mm thick! The hard drive is absolutely noiseless within this container, but what about its thermal conditions? We’ll check them shortly.