Movie World Enclosure
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 06-21-2007
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To open the World Enclosure you have to remove two small Phillips head screws on either side at the back of the unit. The included mini screwdriver, however, really doesn't give you enough torque to loosen the screws properly. I opted to use a full size screwdriver with a fine tip head to give me more leverage.

Once the screws are out, the rear panel and attached drive tray slide out of the enclosure along slots on either side of the interior. There doesn't appear to be much to the drive tray, just a standard 4-pin Molex and 40-pin IDE connectors to attach to your drive. The bottom of the tray houses all of the unit's electronics, in fact the entire mounting tray is nothing more than one big PCB, with connections for the rear I/O ports and front LED's soldered on. Four holes through the bottom of the tray provide mounting points to attach the hard drive with screws included in the kit.

You'll want to connect the Molex power and short IDE cable to your drive prior to mounting it on the tray as otherwise it would be a very tight squeeze trying to insert those afterwards. Obviously these connection types preclude using a SATA drive unless you could source adapter cables for both, and then there's no guarantee there would be enough room for the adapters inside the unit. As it is there is very little space left over after the drive is mounted. But once the drive is in place the entire tray simply slides back into the World Enclosure and is secured with the two side panel screws.

Now let's see how easy the Movie World Enclosure is to use...

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