SilverStone CS01B-HS Overview
Made from almost entirely aluminum and steel, this is an impressively sturdy case. It’s deceptively heavy for its size, weighing in a 4.289kg. On the front panel we see a drive activity light, power button, and SilverStone logo.
The side panels are all made of solid steel Remember, in this case the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees so all motherboard I/O ports will be located at the top. This maintains a finished, unspoiled look on all four sides of the chassis. Indeed, the only difference to be found across all four panels is the power button/logo on the front. Both side panels lift away easily to allow access inside.
Since the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees, the backplate opening is at the top. A PSU plugin that runs to the PSU inside is also installed, along with a pair of USB 3.0 ports. At the top we also can see the main feature of this chassis – six hot swap 2.5″ drives bays. Each bay slid fairly easily from it’s slot, so swapping them in and out will be a snap for users.
Simple but elegant, SilverStone’s design of the CS01 falls right in line with it’s intention – not a fancy gamer case but a more subtle design intended for work or the home office. It’s also sturdy enough to take any punishment, without marking or scratching easily.