I was happy to read this. But looking inside what I guess is either a DEFINE XL or an R4, where I would like to add something, makes that "without tools" hard to believe. And I don't find anything on the Fractal Design web site more enouraging than this:
I have a 4" W x 1" H card reader on my SAM 460 that looks like it would fit perfectly in the break-away section of the bay right under the CD/DVD drive. But I can't imagine how one would mount it without taking almost the whole front of the computer apart. Can anyone set me straight on this?3. Install the 3,5-inch hard drive(s) in the metal HDD-trays using the supplied HDD screws (40pcs in total, 4pcs per HDD). The silicone grommets mounted on the HDD-tray will absorb most of the vibrations from the HDD. You can also install 2,5-inch SSD drives using the attached SSD-screws (4pcs). The appearance of the supplied stands and screws is printed on the Accessory Box. Please consult the manual of the hard drive(s).
It might be pointless to try. The card reader has an eight-prong USB attachment. I can't remember which is male, case or cable, but it doesn't matter because there isn't anything like either in the X1000. But maybe there is a way around that, if I could mount the reader?