Legit Storage Reviews
SilverStone SST-TS07B External USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure Review
|Date:||Fri, Nov 04, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
SilverStone SST-TS07B External HDD Enclosure
Storming the PC enthusiast scene in 2003, SilverStone has become a game changer, pushing the envelope with innovative product lines and accessories. Pioneers in the PC industry in their own right, SilverStone continues to prove that a company can make tremendous strides by offering well-built, affordable products that cater to both enthusiasts and professionals alike. Always an innovator, SilverStone continues to enjoy a strong following among PC enthusiasts everywhere.
Admit it: if you had to choose between 500GB of external storage space versus 1TB or more, you’d choose the latter. It only makes sense - in an age where our lives become further entwined with the digital content that surrounds us, capacity remains king. Unfortunately, in most cases, storage performance has suffered as a result, as the ubiquitous (but slow) USB 2.0 specification was embraced while eSATA and the ill-fated FireWire 1394 spec was all but forgotten.
The times, as they say, are a-changin’, and PC enthusiasts are quickly finding that SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is really all that and a bag of potato chips. Pushing performance well past what USB 2.0 can muster, USB 3.0 is considered the gold standard in external data transferring technology. Leveraging on the insane performance offered by USB 3.0, SilverStone introduces its first 3.5" USB 3.0 external enclosure, the SilverStone SST-TS07B.
Not all external enclosures are created equal, at least that’s what SilverStone would have you believe. Constructed of aluminum with an innovative tool-less design, the SST-TS07B represents SilverStone’s attempt to marry large capacity storage drives with the convenience and wicked quick performance offered by USB 3.0. Priced at $36.99 USD at Amazon, the SST-TS07B comes with a 1-year warranty.
SilverStone SST-TS07B External HDD Enclosure Specifications:
|Model No.||SST-TS07 (black)|
|Operating system support||Windows XP, Vista, 7, Mac OS and Linux.|
|HDD size support||3.5” hard drive or SSD|
|HDD interface support||SATA hard drive.|
|Minimum System Requirements||Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS 10.x
Computer with USB 3.0 super speed or USB 2.0 interface
|Enclosure interface||USB3.0 (Max. 5Gbit/s) compatible with USB 2.0|
|Dimension||193mm(D) x 128mm(W) x 35mm(H)|
Will the SilverStone TS07 make its mark? Let’s find out!
Page 1 - SilverStone SST-TS07B External HDD Enclosure
Page 2 - Unboxing the SilverStone SST-TS07B External HDD Enclosure
Page 3 - Closer Look at the SilverStone SST-TS07B
Page 4 - Installation of a Hard Drive in the SilverStone SST-TS07B
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - Benchmarking the SilverStone SST-TS07B
Page 7 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions of the SilverStone SST-TS07B