|SilverStone Treasure TS07 USB 3.0 Enclosure|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Marc Fruchtman|
|Wednesday, 12 October 2011|
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Closer Look: Exterior
The TS07 arrived well protected and unharmed. The packaging itself is quite nice with full color on all sides. You will also notice clearly the advertised 5Gbits USB 3.0 Super Speed transfer rate and 5 Gbits data transfer speed via SATA III interface right on the box.
The manual includes a multi-language product overview and installation guide. The guide is simple and straight forward. One advantage is that there is no software required to get the TS07 working.
An important limitation noted in the manual is that support is for "SATA hard drive up to 2TB capacity." There also appears to be an error in the manual that suggests "eSata port are requires on your computer"[sic]. The important error being the requirement for eSATA, as there is no eSATA on this device.
The kit includes a 12VDC plug-in adapter. This adapter is required for the unit to function. I was not able to use the device even with a low power SSD such as the ADATA N004 in place. The N004 functions without any external power normally in any 3.0 port. But, in the TS07 the adapter must be used. The USB 3.0 cable is 40” (101.6mm) long.
The TS07 features an anodized black aluminum exterior with glossy black end-caps. The surface is slightly resistant to the typical fingerprint, but it does retain a slight impression wherever you touch it.
Below we can see the release mechanism for the tray. Slide the release then push into the case, and the tray will slide out of the other side of the enclosure.
The TS07 places all of the ports and jacks on one side of the case. The green LED will turn on to indicate the drive is on, and also it will blink on and off to indicate data transfer. In a way I am glad the power LED is on the back end of the case because the blinking would probably be distracting.