I would say this case is badass. Its built like a tank with almost the entire thing in 1.2mm thick steel. Haven't seen too many cases that use 1.2mm steel...of course this means you pretty much cannot carry it around though.
The photos pretty much show you but you get five racks, four in the back, one in the front that each hold two 3.5 inch drives. They are all removable.
Note that you can still mount HDDs in the back with the 92mm case fans installed and it provides good cooling but this makes the HDDs extend out more and may conflict with long 5.25 inch bay devices.
Also you may not want to mount the lower most HDD rack if you have a power supply (like the one in the picture) which has a fan on the bottom. The rack will restrict airflow to this fan.
In my opinion a realistic number of drives that can be fit in this case without sqeezing too much is 8 hard drives (or 7 with a floppy) and two optical drives with both 92mm rear exhaust fans installed. If you have a PSU without a bottom mounted fan you can safely install two more hard drives.
If you want more 5 inch bay devices you may need to drop some HDDs or not use the rear fans (although I don't think dropping the fans is good idea).
Another point to watch out for:
If you use three or more IDE and/or floppy cables (round or not) you will start to have problems routing cables through the small hole in the middle. The useable size of the hole to pass through cables becomes *very* small after installing an ATX or larger motherboard. I imagine that with an ATX mobo installing 6-8 IDE HDDs will be very hard. If you have long cables though you can pass some over the top.
If you use SATA you will have little to no problems. I use an EATX board am still able to fit six SATA cables through the middle hole with room for more.
This case is reasonably quiet in my opinion. How quiet is quiet for you?
This is what my case looks like: (warning, its big)
My case has 9 fans, 2 of them from liquid cooling (ICM 505 liquid cooling units), a 10th if you inclue a PCI slot fan, and 12 if you inclue the 2 on my PSU.
With the sides on, I can hear it, but no more so than a room fan set on a LOW setting. Its QUIET compared to most cases w/t this many fans.
I'm more curious to see if the case rattles a lot with the harddrives in it or if you can hear "wind" from air being sucked into the case (through vents) is all I'm concerned about. The rest is my own doing in terms of audible noise.
ALSO: if anyone knows the name of this case, I'd be pleased to know. After I ordered it, i ripped the box up and don't remember the name. :lol: