SilverStone TS01 2.5-Inch SATA RFID External HDD Enclosure
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 07-18-2008
Provided by: SilverStone
First Look

Included in the retail package is the enclosure itself, a carrying pouch, installation manual, two key rings, two RFID sensor keys, a short USB cable, a longer dual USB cable and a screwdriver. The USB cable has two connectors on the end. Some computers may not be able to supply enough power via a single connector. In that event, simply plug in the second connector and you are golden. The pouch is high quality and allows the enclosure to slide in the middle, protecting it on the go. The two RFID sensor keys are identical and are about as big as a U.S. quarter. Holes are provided so you can attach them to your keys using the provided key rings.

The enclosure itself is solid black and constructed of brushed aluminum with plastic end pieces which looks really nice. The SilverStone name is printed on the front, along with an RFID Security logo, which indicates where to place the RFID sensor key to unlock the unit. As you can see, the enclosure is extremely small - just large enough to snugly accommodate a 2.5" hard drive.

The business end of the enclosure, from left to right: power connector (not included), USB connector and activity LED light. You can also see the two screws used to secure the end piece in place. Once those screws are removed, the connection bay slides out, allowing you to attach a hard drive. This is the first enclosure I have seen that doesn't use any method to secure the drive to the "dock" so to speak.

That pretty much covers everything. Next up, installation, usage and final thoughts.

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