View Full Version : Hardware help.

October 30th, 2006, 05:21 PM
I am thinking of getting a new computer case... but I never have brought one myself, and am wondering what some of the jargons mean.

For example, I was reading this review: http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/virgo and here's the things that I do not understand:

- 10 Drive bays
- 4 x external 5.25"
- 2 x external 3.5"
- 4 x internal 3.5"
- Hidden drive bays

What's 5.25 and 3.5 for???


October 30th, 2006, 05:46 PM
5.25" means 5 and a quarter inch the same size as the old floppy discs or cd rom drives.

3.5" means 3 and a half inch. the same size as a hard drive, newer floppy disc or internal card reader device.

October 30th, 2006, 05:48 PM
And internal would be for hard drives since you have no need to "access" them from outside the case. External bays would be for cd drives , floppy drives, card readers, and even removable hard drives.

October 30th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Ahh ok I see thanks!!!