Our test subject is a Maxtor 120GB PATA drive
First step is placing the drive inside and connecting your PATA/SATA and power supply cable
And adding foam around the hard drive
Then you apply the gel pads which increase heat transfer efficiency between the Heatlane and the hard drive, these pads come with a protective plastic sheet that needs to be removed before use. This step is not mentioned
in the manual.
With the protective plastic sheets
Now you place the aluminum cover and secure it with 10 screws (6 on top/4 on the sides) , but don’t overturn the screws since you are screwing them into rubber.
There is little room left for the PATA cable
The Silent Box has the same dimensions as the a standard CD/DVDrom drive so installation inside your case will not pose a problem
The mounting screws have small springs so you can secure the drive without over tightening the screws and possibly damaging the rubber
Let’s see how it performs ->