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AZZA Solano 1000

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Posted June 2, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Features & Package

Here are the features of the Solano 1000:

  • Ultra Efficiency Cooling System
  • Power supply is bottom-mounted, can be installed facing either up or down. Pre-drilled holes located at bottom, allowing efficient air flow when power supply is installed facing downward
  • Cable is organized behind the pre-drilled motherboard tray, allowing better cable routing and internal air flow
  • Thumb screw design for easy assembling of optical drive and HDD; thumb screw design also for the side panel
  • Compatible with extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX and all kinds of Nvidia/ ATI long graphic cards, and most water cooling systems
  • Server-like HDD cage can accommodate up to 8 HDD, equipped with? 2 x 140mm front fans for overheat prevention
  • USB & eSATA & audio ports located on the top panel, allowing easy access

Below are the specifications of the Solano 1000:

  • Brand: AZZA
  • Model Name:  Solano 1000
  • Model Number:  CSAZ-1000
  • Case Type:  Full Tower
  • Dimensions:  21.5" (545mm) x 8.1" (213mm) x 19.7" (500mm)    [W x H x D]
  • Chassis Materials:  Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front
  • Color:  Black/ Black (internal chassis)
  • With Power Supply: No
  • External 5.25inch drive bays:  10
  • External 3.5 inch drive bays:  1
  • Internal 3.5 inch drive bays:  8
  • Expansion slots: 7
  • I/O Ports:  2x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA, audio jacks
  • Thermal Solution: 
    • Top:  1x 230mm blue LED silent fan (24 dBA)
    • Front:  2x 140mm blue LED silent fan (19 dBA)
    • Side:  1x 230mm blue LED silent fan (24 dBA)
    • Rear:  1x 120mm fan
  • With Side Panel Window: Yes
  • Removable Motherboard Tray:  No
  • Motherboard Compatibility:  Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX
  • Power Supply Compatibility:  Standard ATX

The AZZA Solano 1000 comes in a large black box, which is typical of most manufacturers’ boxes designed for the gaming market.  Both the front and back of the box are the same, with a large picture of the Solano on the left side, the AZZA logo in the top right, the Solano logo in the middle, and the web address for AZZA’s website in the bottom right corner.  All of this is set atop of a black and red gradient the helps to highlight the blue from the Solano’s LED fans.  Each side of the box gives a listing of the features and specifications, as well as another smaller picture in the top corner and carrying handles to aid in bringing the box inside.

The case is protected by Styrofoam, negating any worries over rough shipping.  Once unpacked, we found a thorough accessories package, something not seen too often by lesser known manufacturers.  It includes a full manual, a complete set of screws, a 3.5 inch bay adapter consisting of two side mounting pieces and the opening for a 5.25 inch drive bay, 2 cable permanent style cable ties, 5 reusable cable ties (2 already used on the motherboard tray), and a motherboard speaker. 

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AZZA Solano 1000
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AZZA Solano 1000

Let’s take a closer look at the exterior now.

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