"Although most computer cases these days will have have front mounted USB, audio and maybe even firewire ports, I find that they still lack a lot of the other connections commonly used by avid computer users and media junkies. I personally find it really inconvenient to reach around to the back of my computer and dig amongst cables every time I want to plug in an E-SATA hard drive. Of course my USB card reader also seems to be another unnecessary component laying on my desk. With flash cards being so common these days I think that card readers should be much more standard in computer cases than they are. The use of a 3.5" bay card reader and I/O panel will keep all the ports you'll ever need in one easy to access place while allowing you the ability to read camera cards as well. The FP35B is Silverstone's latest offering in this field, which offers one unique feature over many others - the ability to power external hard drives."