Morex Cubid 2677R Review
Posted on August 17, 2002
The Hard Drive and
The hard drive cage slides out once the retaining
screw is removed.
The Hard Drive is easily screwed into place
in the cage.
The CD drive cage comes out just as easily.
Underneath is the 160mm x 45mm DC-DC converter which is the
secret of the small size of this case. Instead of a standard
PSU, the 2677 takes a 12V DC input from a seperate external
AC adapter. The DC-DC converter provides 54.95W of power.
The Mini-ITX specification only requires 47W (max) or 60W
(peak) and in practice this is more than adequate to run a
Hard Drive, Motherboard and DVD/CDR all at once.
The adapter (provided) can accept 100/240V AC.
It is made by ILAN
electronics and not Morex themselves, unless Morex own
ILAN. Another advantage of having a fanless seperate power
adapter is the reduced volume - this sound from this case
is much like that from a video recorder whilst it is in standby
mode. We like that.