ThermalTake SD101 Mini-ITX case hits the market

Posted on Monday, Nov 26 2012 @ 15:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ThermalTake shows off the SD101, a new SFF case designed for HTPC systems. Measuring 261mm x 119mm x 264mm (D x W x H), the system weighs just 2.8kg and is made from SECC steel. It supports Mini-ITX motherboards and has room for one 5.25" drive, one 3.5"/2.5" storage device, and two PCI cards.

To save space, the case comes with a non-standard built-in 180W PSU with 80Plus Bronze efficiency. The chassis features an I/O panel with two USB 3.0 ports and HD Audio ports, and comes with a 80mm exhaust fan (2100RPM, 23dBA). The specifications also reveal that the CPU cooler can only have a height of 45mm, and the VGA card has a maximum length of 172mm.

Pricing is unknown.
Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in PC chassis, power supply and thermal solution, introduces the Mini-ITX Chassis SD101, a case designed exclusively for Mini-ITX motherboards. Unlike any other recent PC chassis Thermaltake has introduced, the Mini Case is reaching new combinations of stylish design with maximum functionality which is ideally for space saving. From petite desktop option to home theatre enjoyment, the minimalistic proportions, yet sleek front panel creates an exquisite lifestyle.

Mini Case, Maximum Performance
Thermaltake SD101 embodies revolutionary materials of personal and entertainment computing emerged blazing performance with trendy appearance into one small size. The compact design has a dimension of 261 (D) x 119 (W) x 264 (H) mm helps users with space saving. The duo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports on the front panel are provided for fast file transfers with ease. Moreover, built-in 180W PSU along with 80 PLUS® Bronze certified power saves energy through its high energy efficiency of 82-88%. The air cooling system of SD101 is compact embedded in the chassis by utilizing an 80mm turbo fan and meshed side panel to maximize the ventilation system for Mini-ITX motherboard.

Mini Case, Maximum Ideas
Versatility is offered for by an optimized space design that allows users to equip standards peripherals such as a 5.25” and 3.5” devices, even with the two PCI expansion slots at the back makes it greater expandability for double thick VGAs. It is suitable for environments such as home (Home Theatre), work station, business to governmental field. In addition, SD101 functionalize itself to a data centralized protection. It would instantly turn into a NAS (with software installed) which would be great for sharing data like videos, photos, music, and more.

"We are proud to eventually have a case to match enthusiast’s desire, particularly with limited space. Mini-ITX Chassis is the perfect one for users considering between compact size and excellent performance, now we have it all in one." says Thermaltake Product Manager Michael Lin. “It is truly a mini essence contains maximizing powerful ideas."
ThermalTake SD101 case


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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