SilverStone CS01B-HS Mini-ITX Case Review
By David Shields
Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Case Storage Series CS01B-HS
Model Number: SST-CS01B-HS
UPC: 844761011932 EAN: 4710007221938
Price As Tested: $124.99 (Amazon)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
SilverStone is well known for producing innovative and quality chassis designs. They have created the Fortress and Raven chassis series with a ninety degree motherboard rotation, the massive Mammoth, and the premium Crown HTPC lineup, amongst many others. Now they’ve released what is being called a pair of “Case Storage” mini-itx cases. From the product description, the CS series was built “To meet increasing demand for cloud and local storage needs, SilverStone created the CS01 case to enable users to build sophisticated and user-friendly system.”
Two versions of the anodized black CS01B computer case exist, one with a mesh top and the option to install two 2.5″ and two 3.5″ drives. The second is the CS01B-HS, which removes the pair of 3.5″ drives in favor of six hot-swappable 2.5″ bays. Also included in both models is a single 120mm air penetrator fan, one expansion slot, and a sturdy aluminum construction throughout. SilverStone is not intending this to be used for gaming, but rather for an office environment. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we will specifically look at the CS01B-HS version, deciding whether or not SilverStone has succeeded in creating such a product, and then deliver an overall rating.
Features & Specifications
|Material||Aluminum outer shell, steel body|
|Drive Bay||External||2.5” SAS/ SATA hot-swap x 6|
|(With 6Gbps SAS/SATA HDD Backplane)*|
|Internal||2.5” x 2|
|Bottom||120mm AP fan x 1 , 1200rpm, 19.7dBA|
|Front I/O Port||USB 3.0 x 2|
|Power Supply||SFX / SFX-L|
|Expansion Card||1 x low profile up to 7.5”, width restriction – 2.95”|
|Limitation of CPU cooler||68mm|
|Limitation of PSU||130mm (SFX-L)|
|Dimension||210.5mm (W) x 322 mm (H) x 210 mm (D), 14.2 liters|