Exactly the info I'm after.
I'm looking at getting a new case and it's currently a toss up between:-
1) Antec P160
2) Lian-Li PC 60
3) Thermaltake Tsunami
The vertical mounting of the Lian-Li was putting me off.
I don't know why really, I've been running Ext SCSI vertically for years.
I wasn't sure if my Maxtor Dia9+'s would like it.
I've been looking for ways to hush and cool my damn Prescott 2.8.
Not the ideal CPU for a music computer.
Shouldn't have bought it really I don't need the hyper threading but the extra cage lured me in.
Too late now, I've got it.
A helpful soul on the Cubase forum suggested ally cases and 120mm fans to supplement a Zalman 7000 Flower and a passive VGA cooler.
THAT'S when I noticed the possible benefits of cases where the HDDs are cooled directly by the front fan.
Vertical mounting would mean that the top drive wouldn't be suffering from convection from the drives below.
Seems like an advantage there perhaps, at least in theory, though how much of one I don't know.