The affordable Quiet Computing™ case is here. Introducing the Sonata Proto: get all the features and performance of the renowned Sonata line of enclosures without breaking the bank. With 9 drive bays, 7 expansion slots, an intake air filter, the Sonata Proto offers a plethora of features and has all the quiet performance that the Sonata line is famous for. Along with its convenient front mounted USB 2.0 and HD audio connectors, the Sonata Proto is the ideal combination of silence, efficiency and affordability.
- by David_W @Apr 23, 2012
9 drive bays: - External 3 x 5.25" - External 2 x 3.5" - Internal 4 x 3.5"
7 expansion slots
Advanced cooling system: - 1 rear 120mm TwoCool™ two-speed switch control exhaust fan - 1 middle (optional) 120mm fan
Built-in washable air filter
Front mounted I/O ports: - 2 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Internal Motherboard Header - Audio In and Out (AC'97 and HDA compatible)
0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability
Power supply not included
Compatible motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
Unit dimensions: - 16.7" (H) x 8.1" (W) x 18.2" (D) - 425mm (H) x 206mm (W) x 463mm (D)
Package dimensions: - 19.8" (H) x 10.5" (W) x 21.5" (D) - 502mm (H) x 267mm (W) x 546mm (D)
Weight: - Net: 16.7 lb / 7.5 kg - Gross: 22 lb / 10 kg
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The Sonata Proto is solid, and no worse than its predecessors. If you just need a small no-frills chassis for a workstation or momputer, you could do worse. But we’d be hard-pressed to recommend this case for much else.
The overall construction is solid with no sharp edges and a few nice features sprinkled in such as the SSD mount (we'd like to see this more often) and the silicone grommets for the HDD mounts. All which far outweigh the minor flaws we observed.
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For the price, this is a very good case. The sound damping is among the best of the many mid-towers I have used over the years. No problems so far, build quality is nice, and the front door locks as well. The only con I can think of is that it can get cramped inside when working with large video cards.
I scratch-built my first PC in 2003 starting with a Sonata (Sonata I) case. That was possibly the best of all the Sonata cases I've used... I've not seen the IV. I then built with a Sonata III around 2007-2008. I preferred the Sonata I for its excellent paint job even if it was a bit dated looking. I found the Sonata III noisier (with the same hardware inside).
Enough background.... thanks for bearing with me.
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