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The following diagrams compare the two products at the maximum speeds of their fans:

Conclusion

The Corsair Carbide 200R offers an attractive selection of features for its modest recommended price. Its quality/price ratio looks better to us compared to its Carbide 300R cousin. Easy to install components in, roomy, with USB 3.0 support and good ventilation, the Carbide 200R is one of the best products in its price category. The only notable downside we can find about it is the temperature of HDDs. However, it may only get crucial if you’ve got a full rack of hot drives. Modern economical HDDs will feel at ease in the 200R, especially if you only have one or two of them. It must be noted that there have appeared many new products in this price category that offer a roomy interior and support modern interfaces too, so the Carbide 200R is not without alternatives.

The Thermaltake Chaser A41 cools hard disks well but is inferior to the Thermaltake Level 10 GTS in other temperatures. The latter product is also cheaper, offers more I/O ports and has an integrated Easy Swap disk connection system. Corsair’s Carbide 400R is also better in terms of cooling and offers a lot of I/O ports and a larger disk rack at a somewhat lower price. So notwithstanding its good performance in our tests, the Chaser A41 is hardly a hit in its price category, yet it’s not a disappointment, either.

 
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