VidaBox CubeCase Server / Media Center Mini-ITX Enclosure


vidabox cubecase front view

If you’re on the lookout for a compact enclosure with plenty of storage space and good ventilation for your next Windows Home Server, NAS, or HTPC project, have a look at VidaBox’s latest enclosure addition. The VidaBox CubeCase is a Mini-ITX aluminum and steel chassis that provides room for a 5.25-inch optical drive, 3 x 3.5-inch HDDs (two of which can easily slide out), a 300W power supply, and a low-noise 120mm front intake fan. As designed, the fixed hard drive should be used for your OS while the two other drives can be configured to store data independently, mirrored, or as a combined large unit. Retail price is $99.99 (available now). You might also want to see VidaBox’s installation guide [PDF] to give you some idea of how things fit together. [via]

What do you guys think of the looks? It’s pretty stealth… notice there’s literally no lights on the front panel or anywhere else that I can see.

UPDATE 10/15/10: VidaBox CubeCase Reviewed @ Missing Remote

Overall this is a great little case, perfect for those who want a small footprint, low price WHS box (note this is just the case only, so it still requires Motherboard, CPU, and RAM) that would fit most people and their media storage needs. The case it well built, well thought out, and looks great, again simplicity in the looks department gets high marks in my book.

vidabox cubecase open view

Model CubeCase (Black Only)
Construction
Material
Plastic Front Face, Aluminum sides and shell, with Steel Chassis
Motherboards Mini iTX Compatible only
PSU Support SFX (Included)
PCI / AGP Card Support Full height / full size
Drive Bays External (1) Full Sized 5.25″ Bay
(2) Field-servicable 3.5″ HDD Bays
Internal (1) 3.5″ HDD Bays
Expansion Slots 1 (Full Size)
Left/Side I/O USB2.0 port x 2
Microphone Input
Headphones Output
Cooling System 120mm front intake fan (pre-installed)
- (Can be replaced w. different performance fan)
Rear PSU w. integrated fan
Net Weight 9 lbs., 14.5 ounces (4.5 kg) Net
Dimensions 7.8″(W) x 8.3″(H)(w/feet) x 13.5″(D)
200mm(W) x 210mm(H) x 340mm(D)




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