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Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK 3.5-Inch USB3.0 Aluminum and Plastic eSATA External Enclosure Hardrive, Black (RX-358 U3C BLK)

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  • Size: 3.5"
  • Internal Interface: SATA I/II
  • External Interface: USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 4TB (WinXP Not supported 3TB/4TB)
  • Chipset: Asmedia1051 + Asmedia1453
  • Back panel Power ON/OFF switch
  • Complies with SATA I / II, speed up to 3G/sec
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Technical Details

Color: Black

Product Details

Color Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 3.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B005KGNXTE
  • Item model number: RX-358 U3C BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2011
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

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Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

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Customer Reviews

VERY easy to assemble.
Dr. Jack S. Winberg
I like the blue LEDS, and with the fan turned on the drive stays cool.
edward j schreiner
Very nice well made product.
AScopes

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By HC on August 8, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Before I found these Rosewill fan powered enclosures, I was using the Vantec aluminum ones that did not have a fan. Boy, they were like ovens heating up the hard drives inside. I had to resort to methods such as using (expensive) thermal pads to create a conducting path from the AL enclosure to the hard drive, and blowing air at the enclosure with a Thermaltake mobile USB fan to keep temperatures down. It was a messy and unelegant solution. That was in 2010.

Enter Rosewill's enclosures.

I have 3 of these enclosures (from the early e-sata/ usb 2 model to the latest e-sata/ usb 3 model), and I am still very happy to have discovered them. I first found them on NewEgg in 2011, where they have a huge fan following.

1. Temperatures

The Rosewill RX-358 U3C enclosure has an 80 mm fan that keeps my drives cool at about 40 degrees celsius. I do not have to worry about my drives failing prematurely due to prolonged high temperatures. It even has a switch to turn the fan off should you wish to do so for whatever reason.

2. Durability/ design

The RX-358 U3C's aluminum exterior is also very sturdy and I dare say built like a tank. While its matte finish is simple and somewhat dull looking compared to the glossy plastic finish that is so ubiquitous today (sadly found in everything from LCDs bezels to cellphones and what-not), it still looks way better than that ex-sexy glossy finish when it - and it definitely will - gets scratched up over time.

3. Speed

The articles on the USB 3 interface that I've read, such as those by Tom's Hardware, conclude that getting a good speed over USB 3 depends not just on the host controller, but also on the device controller. The USB 3 chip used by the RX 358 U3C is the AsMedia 1051.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dall 75205 on November 28, 2011
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Construction is tops, feels well made, easy install (maybe not for Mom). Wish the blue lights were dimmer or if I could disconnect the ON light.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Ta on August 4, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a good, but not great external enclosure for 1x 3.5" SATA drive.

Mounting drive screw zones responsible for securing your drive to the enclosure could do with better tolerances. For an external enclosure of this price, I expect tight tolerances and screws should line up near perfectly (which is not the case on this enclosure). Also, I recommend anyone who is looking to get this drive to purchase some additional rubber grommets when mounting the drive to reduce vibration. Vibration isn't audible, but all of the contact points are metal.

While the majority of the enclosure is aluminum, the side panels that hide the mounting screws are plastic. They could be of thicker material, and there is a perceivable slight bend when picking up the drive if you are holding it by the sides.

Installation is fairly straight forward. This product comes with all the necessary mounting screws, 1x eSATA cable, and 1x USB 3.0 cable. You drop the drive into the enclosure and slide it onto the adapter. Installation time should be no more than 5 minutes at most even for inexperienced, and the majority of that time will be spent on screws.

Fan noise is quiet, but there is a bit of a buffeting effect that is audible at close ranges. In a room with other computers with fans, it should not be noticeable at all. I purchased a WD 3TB Red with this enclosure and temperatures are running at around 21degC with light usage, which is very close to ambient. I suspect this fan is more than sufficient to keep temperatures low on most drives.

Overall I like the enclosure. It isn't mind-blowing but it will get the job done, and considering the distinct lack of great 3.5" drive enclosures that support USB 3.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mountainview on December 30, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
After diligently researching almost every other alternative, this RX-358 beat the competition hands down. Great attention to detail. Solid construction (not flimsy plastic), beautifully finished in matte black virtually eliminating fingerprints. Powerful cooling fan is so silent you won't even know it's on (and it's independently switched if you want to turn it off...though I can't imagine why you would). Perfect fit easily accommodated a 3.5" Seagate Barracuda, effortless install took all of five minutes. Immediately recognized when connected and has blazing speed especially for going through USB. Independent power supply prevents unnecessary additional load on PC. Regarding the LEDs criticized in several other reviews, the unit I received performs exactly as described by Rosewill. The deep blue lights are not extremely bright, and the drive activity light works just like any of the other WD external drives I have. It does lack feet for the drive to rest on, but then most pictures show this unit standing on its edge anyway. Personally I don't care for that posture so I simply added four self adhesive rubber buttons and problem solved. Drive isolated with no vibration whatsoever, plus the extra space below further aides in cooling. Great value and the least expensive solution to gain an attractive external drive if you need one. As usual the price on Amazon beats anywhere online!
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