A closer look—continued
So, what's going on around the other side?
The left side of the 350D is intended for cable routing. There are plentiful rubber-lined routing holes, along with about an inch of clearance behind the motherboard tray.
Hard drives and SSDs are also supposed to be mounted so that their connectors face this way. In this arrangement, one may connect and route each drive's power and data cables without interfering with airflow in the main compartment.
Speaking of SSDs, the Obsidian Series 350D has an interesting SSD cage. I don't believe we've seen one exactly like it before. The cage lies just under the 5.25" bays, and the user can detach it by simply pulling the main tab on the left. The design of the SSD bays is modular, with each bay snapped to the one above it. Corsair offers additional SSD bays for purchase from its website.
Installing a solid-state drive is just a matter of pushing the drive into one of the three bays until the corresponding tab locks it in place. There's a flat plastic spring at the back of each bay, so releasing the locking tab causes the drive to pop out roughly half an inch, making it easy to grab and pull out.
The 350D can accommodate more than three SSDs, by the way. The 3.5" drive trays are exactly like the ones on other Corsair enclosures; they have rubber-grommeted studs to hold 3.5" drives, but they also have mounting holes on the underside for 2.5" drives.
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