The SilverStone DS380 is one of very few storage-centric chassis. The build quality of the chassis was rather superb, and I found all the materials used to be quite durable all the way down to the hot swap trays themselves. In doing the build, I did find the intake fan wires needed a little finesse to get them tucked away, and they could possibly benefit from a bit of cable sleeving. I'd also like to see a better way to route all the front panel wires, but again, this is a closed door chassis, so if you choose to leave your cables sloppy, no one will see it.
With the front mounted drive cage having the ability to utilize both SAS and SATA drives, we find a lot of options for those building a mixed interface storage server. The uniquely designed cutout for allowing full length video cards to be used increases those options.
Overall, the SilverStone DS380 has all the right ingredients to be the perfect build-your-own-NAS box. Even with the slight downsides, such as SFX only PSU support, they are offset by the immense capabilities of this unit. Heck, you could even take this a step further and build a large capacity steam box because this chassis carries all the elegance one demands in a lounge room setting.
PRICING: You can find the SilverStone DS380 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The SilverStone DS380 retails for $149.99 at Amazon.
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