SilverStone CS01B-HS Detailed Features
SilverStone’s aim was to make building a system as simple and clean as possible (especially where Mini-ITX is concerned). You can get a good sense for the overall size of this chassis from the 120mm fan at the bottom. Because this version has hot swap bays, the interior is slightly more cramped. Also due to the hot swap bays, no 3.5″ bays are included (only 2.5″ drives will install in this case).
This is arguably the cleanest interior I’ve seen straight out of box. The only cables pre-installed are the standard front panel connectors, the fan connector, and the PSU/USB 3.0 headers. You aren’t of course, really expected to do any real cable management. But the open interior does make routing to your motherboard a cinch. CPU coolers of up to 68mm, and a PSU up to 130mm can be installed.
I’ve seen many, many hard drive trays made of plastic. Some have been downright awful, some have been okay. However, I think I can safely say these may be the best plastic hard drive trays I’ve ever seen. They may be plastic, but it’s very thick. No bending, no snapping, nothing. Which is great, because if you use the hot swap feature very often, they’ll get a lot of wear and tear.
In keeping with SilverStone’s intention for this case the interior is simple, clean, and easy to build in. Again, nothing to really critique here, it’s a great design for both the novice and experienced builders alike.