Installation was pretty straightforward as was to be expected, but there are a few notes to bring up regarding this phase of the testing.
While the removable motherboard tray is a huge plus, you'll see a rectangular hole toward the right edge of the tray. Around this hole is a raised edge where the metal was folded to negate sharp edges. This too is a good idea, but the raised edge was an initial cause for concern when I was installing the mainboard.
The board used for testing was an ABIT AV8 for the Socket 939 Athlon 64 processors. This new breed of motherboard comes with a heat spreader on the bottom of the board that sits directly under the processor socket. While I was able to install the board with no large stress areas caused by the spreader sitting on top of the raised ridge, you might want to check the seat of the motherboard before you crank down on the mounting screws. Just a word of caution.
For those who have a habit of losing things all the time, this may be a true blessing to you. Since the optical devices use a rail system, there are no screw holes provided in the side panels of the optical drive bays. This means that you HAVE to use the rail system. To keep track of those rails, they are stored on the backside of the drive bay blank that is removed when you install a new device.
As for the rail installation, just use the normal mounting screws to install a rail on each side and it will easily slide right into place. I used the lower set of mounting holes on the drive and the middle screw hole on the rail for a perfect fit in the enclosure.
For those who are still using a floppy drive or have some sort of backup device that fits into a 3.5" drive bay, you'll find it an easy task to install the device. The floppy drive bay comes out on a rail system of its own as one unit with two bays. Just mount the device(s) into the bay and slide it back home. It is as easy as that.
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