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Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Nov 4, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 65%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

The Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5"

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

The mesh is very attractive and allows the drive to breath.

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

The power and data connectors are located on the back. The enclosure does not come with a power brick, one of the main features. The USB cable has two heads, one for data and one for extra power. This eliminates the need for external power outside what is provided by the PC or notebook.

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

Ah, that is the finish we like, piano black. As you can see, you could actually use this enclosure as a mirror, at least at first.

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

Moving on to the inside, the VI-ON uses a surface mount SATA and power connector.

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

Here we see the VI-ON with a G.Skill SLC SSD installed. It takes a little fidgeting to get the drive lined up, but after the first time you will figure out the trick.

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

Here we see the VI-ON on top of a Western Digital Raptor 3.5" hard drive. The enclosure is quite large compared to some of the other enclosures I have seen.

 

Thermaltake VI-ON 2.5-inch USB HDD Enclosure

 

After taking the entire set of pictures, I took a look at that beautiful finish. As you can see, there is a really big problem. It is not like the enclosure was sliding around on sand paper. I use a large piece of cardboard with white dye for the pictures; the scratches came from the enclosure sitting and sliding on paper.

 

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