SilverStone SST-TS07B External USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure ReviewFri, Nov 04, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusions of the SilverStone SST-TS07B
Companies looking to make their mark in the PC industry need to be on the ball: products either sink or swim based on a host of considerations. Does the product perform as it should? Does the product offer ease of use? Does the product offer a competitive price point? These questions, and others, form the basis of whether a product is successful or not, and in the case of the SST-TS07B, the answer to these questions, if you’ve read the review, should not come as a surprise.
It’s not hard to see why, either. Highlights include aluminum construction, an innovative tool-less tray system and support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0. The SST-TS07B has a lot going for it, and in an industry where knock-offs and look-alikes are prevalent, the SilverStone SST-TS07B sets itself apart from the pack as being a product that not only walks softly, but also carries a big stick. It’s not often a new product hits .1000 out of the gate, and the SST-TS07B is that product.
I had but a few minor quibbles with the SST-TS07B. The difficulty in removing a hard drive from the tray can be problematic. While I definitely do not recommend slapping the tray upside down to coax the storage device out, you can try prying up the edges of the hard drive a little at a time. And while the SST-TS07B is touted as offering support for 2.5″ devices like SSDs, you’ll need a bracket from SilverStone, purchased separately, in order to make it work.
So, where does that leave us with the SilverStone SST-TS07B? As I mentioned above, the issues I had with the SST-TS07B are very minor and certainly do not prevent an enthusiast from enjoying the product. It performs brilliantly, looks great and hard drive installation is a snap. The price is also attractive, $36.99 USD at Amazon, and with a 1-year warranty, the SST-TS07B represents a terrific value for enthusiasts looking to enter the world of SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
Legit Bottom Line: The SilverStone SST-TS07B is a highly capable, affordable external enclosure, sure to appeal to enthusiasts looking to take advantage of USB 3.0. Its feature set and ease of use makes the SST-TS07B a good buy!