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iStarUSA S35 Mini-ITX NAS Tower Chassis Review - iStarUSA S-35 Mini-ITX NAS Tower Chassis

iStarUSA S35 Mini-ITX NAS Tower Chassis Review
Stop confusing yourself with all the NAS box options out there, and build your own NAS with the S-35 from iStarUSA, or maybe don't - your choice.
| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 13, 2013 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 69%Manufacturer: iStarUSA

iStarUSA S-35 Mini-ITX NAS Tower Chassis

 

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The front of the S-35 offers an aluminum plate that is 4mm thick to cover the front of the steel chassis. It is screwed on in the four corners, offers three 5.25" bays down the center, and has the I/O to the right. In this I/O panel is a large power button, a power LED, HDD LED, and two USB 2.0 ports.

 

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As we move to the left side of the S-35, we see a lot of black textured paint. At the front, near the bottom, there are six rows of holes to allow air to be drawn into the chassis. Outside of that, it is just flat steel here.

 

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Since the back of the chassis is made from the steel of the frame, it is also left in its natural state. Four screws at the top, and sides, allow the top to be removed. There is room for an optional 120mm fan. There is also a power cord socket, one expansion slot, and room for the rear I/O of the board to poke out of the back.

 

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The right side of the S-35 is the opposite of what we saw to the left. Here, there is more of the textured black paint, and there is also venting near the front on this side as well.

 

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The bottom of the chassis offers a bit of ventilation near the front of the S-35. There are eight locations where standoffs have been added to mount the motherboard, and the PSU, but there are also four empty holes to allow the feet to be attached.

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