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Silverstone SST-TS07B Enclosure & EC03B Internal USB3.0 PCIe Card Review

The TS07B enclosure is shipped in a dark blue and black box with an image of the product on the front and a list of specifications underneath.

Inside is a USB 3.0 cable, a power adapter, user manual and USB 3.0 cable to connect the chassis to your computer. There is also small clear plastic holder, for mounting the drive chassis in a vertical position.

The chassis is completely black with the ‘SilverStone’ branding on one side, it is well made and seems capable of withstanding some abuse. Each end of the chassis has a tough plastic protective cover which is ridged in the middle.

The rear of the chassis has a ‘release’ slider to eject the hard drive tray. Next to this is an on/off switch, USB 3.0 connector and AC power connector.

The release slider pops out the tray, as shown above. The internal drive bay unit has two orange sections on either side.

Above, we can see the tray up close. The release button mechanism protrudes from the main area.

The SATA to USB 3.0 PCB is installed in the rear of the chassis and remains protected at all times. The principle is simple – the hard drive slides into the SATA and power header in this section.

The drive bay is a tool-less design which will appeal to a wide audience who hate hunting for a screwdriver. The two orange sections lift up as shown above.

There are plastic inserts on each orange locking bar which hold the 3.5 inch drive perfectly in place. The central drive bay can then be reinserted into the outer shell and locked into place.

The image above looks great, but unfortunately fitting a 2.5 inch drive natively into the 3.5 inch bay isn’t possible as the orange side panels will not lock the drive in place. You need to fit the 2.5 inch drive into an adapter before trying to install. Silverstone sadly don’t supply a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch adapter,. although some SSD manufacturers do supply these with the drives.

The chassis can be locked vertically into a clear plastic stand, which Silverstone supply in the package. It holds the product firmly in place and looks great.

All that is left now, is to connect the USB cable and power cable, then attach to a USB 3.0 port on your computer.

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