Currently have a 12-drive SCSI RAID-5 array in my 24-bay InWin widebody, which is 5 years old. It's time to replace the array with something a little more modern. So, I'm looking at about 6 SATA Maxtor 300's. I need and love space.
What I need:
A Case with minimal 6 HDD Bays (Easy)
A Case that is Silver (Easy)
A case which will accept an Extended-ATX motherboard. (Important)
A Case with 2 Floppy bays (for my 9-1 floppy/Media reader and a 4-port USB bay, or a front USB array built in.
A Case with minimum of 2 120mm fan mounts. I have three lighted 120mm's already.
What I don't need or desire:
Drive Doors, ala Antec 1040B. The location prohibits a swinging door.
60mm or 80mm fans. Too damned noisy.
Funky wild paint schemes, or monster-themed front panels.
BTX. 'nuff said, even if it's available.
Mid, Mini, or Flex ATX form factor.
Optical Drive Cover plates. Same with floppy plated bays. I want to drop my drives in.
USB/1394 ports on the side of the unit. Again, location prohibits this. Plus, why are they called "Front Ports" if they're not on the Front?
What is nice, but optional:
Side Window. I have lights and lighted fans, but it's no biggie.
PSU. I have a Thermaltake/Mad Dog 500w Silent.
Removable HDD Bays.
Optical Drive Rails.
Removable Mobo tray.
Rubber-grommet drive mounts.
The Front USB/1394 ports near the top of the unit. Not on top, like the CoolerMaster WaveMaster.
Please post links to any suggestions. Thank you in advance.