A Closer Look – At the Inside (Cont’d)
Both the upper and lower 3.5” HDD cages are removable. They are secured with a single thumb screw and just slide out when released.
With both HDD cages removed you can see the back side of the front panel vent openings and dust filters.
The upper HDD cage is designed to mount one or two 3.5” drives in slide-out trays. Note the little plastic storage box on the backside of the upper cage. The lower HDD cage is designed to mount up to four 3.5” drives. All six of the 3.5” HDD mounting locations use silicone rubber grommets to minimize vibration and noise.
Turning the case around and taking off the right side panel exposes the area behind the motherboard and gives a feel for how cables might be routed and secured. This is an area where subtle but useful changes have been made from the original P180.