I'd like to thank Thermaltake for providing us with the Silver River 3.5" enclosure for review.
With the prices on hard drives dropping and becoming more affordable, one of the more popular ways of transferring data from one computer to another is to use an external hard drive enclosure.
Today we take a look at Thermaltake's Silver River 3.5" enclosure which is part of a new product line for them. Even though hard drive enclosures are new for thermaltake, first impressions are good.
The Silver River comes with everything you need; the power cable, USB transfer cable, enclosure stand, a detailed instruction manual and a mini Driver CD for windows 98 users.
The unit is stylishly designed and is made of aluminum which also helps dissipate internal heat. The aluminum isn't your typical flimsy affair, and is quite robust and won't bend or dent easily. A plus if your carrying this enclosure around with you between home and work.
Above we have a shot of the front of the Silver River. In my opinion it's one of the nicer looking front designs i've seen to date.
As always thermaltake has incorporated their X design into the Silver River also, but the effect is nice and subtle. The two grill areas on the sides are air vents that let hot air out.
Thermaltake has placed the on/off switch on the front, which is far more convenient than being located on the back like some other manufacturers have done.