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Thermaltake Vi-on 3.5 Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Desja    -   September 15, 2008
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Enclosure Interface

eSATA & Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Transfer Rate

USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps

eSATA: up to 3.0 Gbps

HDD Compatible  


HDD Capacity  

3.5" SATA up to 1TB

OS Compatible  

 Windows XP & Vista / Mac OS 9.04+


SECC Steel & ABS Plastic


-External Universal Switching Power Adapter
-UL, FCC, CE, CSA Certified


255 x 70 x 205 mm, 10.04" x 2.76" x 8.07"


Hi-Speed 2.0 Cable
eSATA Cable
Full-Range A/C Power Adapter
Dust Cloth


Active SMART Cooling 40mm Fan
Fan Current: 0.06Amp (Max)
Fan Power : 0.76W
Fan Speed : 1000 ~ 4800 RPM (thermally controlled)
Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
Fan Noise : 27 dBA @ Max


480 g

Special Features 

-Embedded Disk Drive Suspension System eliminates most of vibrating noise from HDD.
-Active SMART Cooling System effectively manages the thermal efficiency to maximize cooling and minimize noise.



  • Active SMART Cooling System incorporates an auto temperature sensing fan that reacts to hard drive temperature change in real-time for utmost efficient thermal management.
  • Hard Drive Suspension system minimizes hard drive vibration to eliminate operating noise.
  • All around metal mesh opening provide unobstructed airflow intake ensuring proper cooling.
  • Stable detachable base unit allows for easy transportation and mobility when needed.
  • Elegant glossy black finish.
  • Supports SATA to Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
  • Supports SATA to eSATA interface.
  • Supports Hard Drive capacity up to 1 TB (1,000GB)
  • Plug & Play

Let's see how this thing does in a test drive.


All information on this page sourced from Thermaltake at http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1307&ID=1814#Tab1

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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