I've been the proud owner of the HX08 case made by Acer for a few months now. I like it a lot, it's very easy to play with, nicely built and seems it's going to last forever.
Fellow owners, I have a question regarding the way you people placed your IDE devices in it. Right now I have 2 HDs, 1 CD-ROM reader, and 1 SCSI CD-ROM Writer.
Last week I sold my SCSI writer and I expect to purchase an IDE soon. Problem is, I think i'm going to have a hard time setting those 4 IDE devices in the case ! Cables seems too short ! Since the Acer HX08 full-tower seems to be a relatively popular case, I am asking for your help here.
Until now I had three IDE devices :
HD #1, Seagate 7200RPM
HD #2, WD 5400RPM
CD-Rom reader #1
The way things are set up right now, HD #1 is plugged at the end of the cable (master) on the IDE1 channel, which is the UDMA-66 channel requiring the special, blue/gray cable. Physically in the HX08 case, this drive sits in the 3.5" cage above the power supply.
HD #2 sits in the lower 3.5" cage, under the 5.25" drive bays. It is master IDE2.
My CD-ROM drive is slave, placed in the lowest 5.25" drive bay, and it goes without saying that the IDE2 cable is "twisted" in the case to allow proper connection.
Thanks a lot if you've made it down here ! I have no idea how I am going to install my CD-writer since the UDMA-66 plug that's left is unusable because the power supply is there !
Oh well... I feel so unclear ! *sigh* I hope you HX08 owners know what i'm talking about, I really need your help !
Thanks a WHOLE lot, happy new year !