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RocketfishTM - 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure


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  • CONVERT YOUR INTERNAL 3.5 INCH EIDE/ATA HARD DRIVE TO AN EXTERNAL HIGH SPEED MOBILE DRIVE
  • One - Touch button *back up/ restore / synchronize- easy data transfer
  • Supports 3.5 in (8.89 cm) EIDE/ATA hard drives (compatible with most hard drives)
  • Plug and play for easy installation
  • USB speeds up to 480 Mbps
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • ASIN: B000UZRF1W
  • Item model number: RF-HD35
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Product Description

THIS UNIT IS NEW, open box, In origonal box, box may have damage


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So overall this is a good product and runs well.
Lauren Emerson
I bought this USB hard drive enclosure as an easy and fast way to transfer lots of files from my old computer to my new one.
Jack R. Tallent
I've used a lot of different brands of external drive enclosures and this one is by far the best.
Malcolm Broderick

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm Broderick on February 24, 2008
I've used a lot of different brands of external drive enclosures and this one is by far the best. It seems that so many drive enclosures for 3.5" drives are designed to be difficult to open an close. With the Rocketfish design, you have large Allen key (hex) bolts in the corners. These are stronger and much easier to use than the hardware of other enclosures. The bottoms of the bolts have little rubber feet that help the drive run as silently as possible. The drives also stack really well if you have more than one.

The drive kit comes with an honest-to-goodness user's manual and the 4 foot USB cable is plently long. The red part of the drive (with all the fins) is anodized aluminum. So not only does it look real cool, it dissipates heat very well.

The picture of the enclosure here is kind of odd. You wouldn't put it in the stand oriented in that direction with the connectors on top. You'd either put it on its side or as I prefer, flat on the desk

For anyone with Windows XP or Vista, the drives are plug & play. A cool blue light shows when the drive is in use. I have several of these Rocketfish drive enclosures (including the smaller 2.5" size), and they have worked flawlessly for me.

If you're upgrading the drive in your desktop computer, don't waste the old drive, just throw it in one of these enclosures and use it as a backup.

REMEMBER this drive enclosure is for older EIDE/ATA drives (lots of pins) rather than the newer SATA drives (small connector). Most if not all desktop computers sold now are using SATA drives inside. I'm not sure if Rocketfish makes this same style enclosure for SATA drives.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By L7 on October 16, 2009
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This review explains the inner workings and function of the Rocketfish External Hard drive case.
Lots of images and specs on this review. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jack R. Tallent on October 26, 2008
I bought this USB hard drive enclosure as an easy and fast way to transfer lots of files from my old computer to my new one.

The process is extremely simple: I pulled the drive out of my old machine; put the drive into the Rocketfish drive tray (two cables and 4 screws to hold the drive firmly in place); put the tray/drive assembly into the enclosure and screwed the lid down.

That's it.

The drive was immediately recognized as "Local Disk (G:)" on my Windows Vista System. (It also recognized "SYSTEM_SAV(H:)" which I assume is the boot volume on the drive.)

The enclosure is attractive and well-made, consisting of a red,finned, aluminum chassis with glossy black side panels. There is a small stand that permits the enclosure to sit on its side, and it is very stable in this configuration. The system does not seem to get more than slightly warm.

I am glad I bought this thing-- it made transferring 10,000 photos as easy at it possibly could have been.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V on April 27, 2008
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When my Maxtor drive broke it was once again due to the connections and not the drive itself. I took the drive out plugged it into a this enclosure and got all the information safe and sound. The computer pros were suggesting data recovery costing over a thousand dollars!!! Of all my external hard drive problems the problems as always been a bad firewire connection or something like that. The drives have always been okay so give this a try before taking any super expensive measures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Delgado on December 7, 2008
WIth my new, unformatted Maxtor 200GB drive I plugged in the one IDE cable and one power supply connector, used the four screws to secure the HD to the chassis and the lid to the enclosure. Plugged in the power supply, which is actually pretty tight so I don't know about power supply issues because I have to pull firmly to get that plug out. With the included USB cord I plugged it up to my laptop. XP downloaded a driver and I was up in... 1 minute? 2 minutes? No clicks, just a balloon that said my hardware was ready for use.

From there a quick format with the Windows program diskmgmt.msc (on the "run" command line), scrolled to the bottom to the unformatted drive, chose NTSC and named the drive. I was slapping pictures, music, videos and feeling good as this was a DIY project that couldn't be any simpler! Valuplanet was my seller, open box purchase. I love it and will buy another one as soon as I can figure out if it can take a 500GB drive:) I even use it with my new LG flat panel HD tv (32LG70) to slideshow my pics and play my music!

Oh yeah, it has a blue led to show when its on. It flashes when the drive is at work and it also includes screws, wrench, stand, manual, and driver CD should you need it. The LED is also a one-touch copy button. I guess it copies your HD in its entirety but I haven't tried it:)

Overall, as I said, Rocketfish is a brand I'm going to try as I just got my Rocketfish HDMI cable to use with my LG 1080p TV:) All aluminum with a red trim, it matches my TV! LOL!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Emerson on February 4, 2010
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This product is definitely good for what it says. The only problem is that it should be mentione that it supports older hard drives, not the newer ones. Maybe it's an error on my part, but I looked up on this product and only after following several links did I find this out. So now I can't use it except with my older computer's drive. Luckily, I'll need it eventually, though. So overall this is a good product and runs well. I like the build of it. The included allen wrench and cleaning cloth are definitely pluses.
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