Installation (Cont’d)

External 5.25” Optical Drive

The Be Quiet! Silent Base 600 has three external 5.25” drive bays located at the top of the front panel, which are hidden behind the front door. Our 5.25” Blu-ray burner slid easily into position and locked in place without tools as advertised. Drives can also be secured with machine screws if desired.

Note: If you plan to install a dual radiator up top it may block the top 5.25” drive bay.

Internal Hard Disc Drives

The internal 3.5” HDD cage is designed to mount up to three 3.5” HDDs and one 2.5” SSD. Be Quiet! came up with an innovative approach to mount the 3.5” HDDs using rubber rails, which bolt onto the sides of a drive with thumb screws and allow sliding the drive into one of the HDD cage slots. The rubber rail decouples vibration from the drives to minimize noise. A small sliding plate on the left-front edge of the drive cage locks the drives into position with a thumb-screw. The 2.5” SSD bolts onto the under edge of the top of the drive cage (screw driver required).

There are also two 2.5” SSD mounting trays located on the back side of the motherboard tray. All-in-all, the Silent Base 600 can mount up to three 3.5” HDDs and three 2.5” SSDs.

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