Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: In Win
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION (cont'd)
In Win doesn't scrimp on the packaging either. The IronClad arrived in a sturdy cardboard carton and the case itself is wrapped in a heavy plastic bag nestled between two closed-cell foam blocks. The small plastic bag at the bottom holds the installation hardware.
In addition to the fold-out user's manual, In Win includes a speaker, a couple of fan power adaptors, a big bag of screws and standoffs, two rubber bumpers for extra long power supplies along with some zip ties and wire clips to aid in cable management. There are also some more goodies inside the case that we'll get to shortly.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The front of the IronClad has a definite presence and distinctive look. While there are what seem to be a total of five external big bays with angled bay covers, the top one has a built-in 3.5-inch floppy adapter and the bottom one is taken up by the HDD rail storage rack. At the bottom of the case there is a 120mm intake fan behind the angled mesh front bay covers and in the middle is a silver accent panel, in plastic, that resembles a perforated stainless steel plate.
The case is available in black, like this example, but can also be had with a “special edition” camouflaged finish. Personally, I like the black finish, but to each his (or her,) own.
In Win has placed the front I/O panel on the top of the chassis and it's very full featured. The attractive power and reset buttons are flanked by the status LED lighting (power LED is blue while the HDD activity light is amber,) and the I/O consists of audio, four USB, a FireWire and two e-SATA ports. With the panel mounted on the top of the chassis, the IronClad would be more at home on the floor, than on a desktop.