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SilverStone HDDBOOST Review
|Date:||Fri, Jul 30, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
Retail Box & Bundle
The retail box for the HDDBOOST is very simple in plain brown cardboard. Looking around the box all that's showing is a sketch of the HDDBOOST and text. I am curious why the front states it is compatible with *most* 2.5" SSD's; is there an SCSI or IDE SSD I don't know about? At any rate, this is a very simplistic approach which I believe they stick to for all their products like we have seen most recently for their cases. Using plain cardboard no doubt saves SilverStone money and lowers product pricing which is great; I know I don't want to pay extra for a fancy box I'll never look at after I open it.
The rear of the box has a specs listing in English as well as a brief features listing in 9 other languages.
Following in their simplicity, the manual is laying atop the other parts crammed into this tiny retail box (6.625" x 4.5" box for a 5.14" x 4" part).
Included in the bundle are 4x coarse thread screws to mount the bracket to your case's 3.5" drive bay and 2x fine thread screws for mounting the SSD. Also, the manual or installation guide, specs listing and FAQ as well as 13.25" SATA data cable are included.
After downloading the HDDBOOST Utility v1.12 from the SilverStoneTek website on the first boot with the HDDBOOST installed I saw that the majority of the operating system had already been mirrored. The mirroring process slowed down by my SSD's write speeds no doubt.
Next Page - Test Settings
Page 1 - The SilverStone HDDBOOST
Page 2 - Retail Box & Bundle
Page 3 - Test Settings
Page 4 - Seagate Momentus XT Results
Page 5 - Western Digital SATA 150 Results
Page 6 - Final Thoughts & Conclusions