SST-DS222 External dual bay 2.5" SATA HDD to eSATA/USB enclosure from Silverstone

Silverstone External Dual Bay 2.5" SATA HDD to eSATA/USB enclosure, Black

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Product Overview With 2.5” drives closing the gap on 3.5” drives in terms of capacity and cost, they are now also viable as solution for backup and desktop storage while maintaining significant size advantage over 3.5” drives. To capitalize on this changing of trend, SilverStone created the DS222 dual bay 2.5” USB 3.0 RAID enclosure for those looking to use 2.5” HDD or SSD as their storage of choice. DS222 connects to PC via 5Gbps SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) interface for maximum compatibility and stability while its built-in hardware RAID 0/1/BIG modes enable flexible storage options for variety of usage scenarios. Completed in sturdy aluminium housing, the DS222 is also be surprisingly portable, making it a good solution for those that need to take their data on the go but require more storage space than typical single drive enclosures. Features • 5Gbps SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection.
• Configurable RAID 0/1/BIG and Non-RAID modes.
• Supports Plug & Play and hot swapping.
• Supports 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD or SSD.
Edition None
Colour Black
Material Aluminium / Plastic
HDD Form-Factor 2.5"
HDD Interface SATA III - 6Gb/s
Total HDD Bays 1
HDD Included No
Max. Capacity HDD Supported (Individual Drive)  
Max. Potential Storage  
External Interface 1 x USB 3.0
RAID Support Yes
RAID Modes
  • BIG (Non RAID)
  • JBOD (Non RAID)
  • RAID 0 (Stripe)
  • RAID 1 (Mirror)
USB Powered No
Card Reader No
Cooling Fan No
Desktop stand No
Operating System Support
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X El Capitan
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
Dimensions 78.4 x 61.5 x 117.2 (WxHxD mm)

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Silverstone External Dual Bay 2.5" SATA HDD to eSATA/USB enclosure, Black is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made enclosure and fast This enclosure is well manufactured, being made entirely of metal except for the detachable front part that contains the lights. Everything fits together nicely. It has some mildly annoying beeps that can be defeated with a switch hidden behind the front panel. Transfer speeds exceed 100MB/s over USB 3 (I turned off safe removal on the two drives and enabled write caching before installing them). The only downside is that it only accepts drives up to about 12.5mm in height out of the box. I purchased two Maxtor M3 4TB drives to put in this (after extracting from their caddies), and they don't fit as they are 15mm in height each. Quite a bit of internal metal work was required to file down the inside of the aluminium extrusion that forms the case as well as the internal metal front panel. I also had to shave 1mm from the RAID controller PCB. After that it fits together OK and I now have a super small 8TB RAID box. It is necessary to connect both USB Type A plugs on the end of the supplied Y-splitter to provide enough power to support this configuration, although I did not have to connect the auxiliary power (micro-USB socket on RAID box). There are many use cases for a device like this, but I would have thought that high density storage in a compact form factor is one of them. So it seems unfortunate that 15mm height drives are not supported out of the box as this excludes dual 4TB drives being installed without some fairly serious modifications.
Date published: 2016-12-13
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SST-DS222 External dual bay 2.5" SATA HDD to eSATA/USB enclosure from Silverstone
SST-DS222 External dual bay 2.5" SATA HDD to eSATA/USB enclosure from Silverstone