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Rosewill 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Enclosure Cooling RX81U-ES-25A Black

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  • Hard Drive support: 2.5" SATA
  • Connectors: USB mini B Female
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 480Mb/s
  • Regulatory Certifications: CE,FCC, RoHS
  • LED indicates Power and Active status
  • Operating Supported Systems: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS 9.2 or higher
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Product Description

Style: SATA to USB 2.0

Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Enclosure

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Style:SATA to USB 2.0

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Brand Name Rosewill
Item model number RX81U-ES-25A
Operating System Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.2
Item Weight 3.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 6.2 x 2.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.65 x 6.2 x 2.1 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Sungsing
Power Source battery

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ASIN B004N8ZS4I
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4.0 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,165 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Hard Drive Accessories > Hard Drive Enclosures
Shipping Weight 11.2 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available February 11, 2011

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Style Name: SATA to USB 2.0 Verified Purchase
I had been hoping to get these at less than $10 and then they came on sale. I really didn't need them, but I already have several of them and couldn't resist a good deal. This is a good enclosure and the drive is easily accessible. The drive is held securely with screws, so there is not internal bouncing around of the drive. All the enclosures have worked fine and usually don't need the second USB connector for power (I think that depends on the drive itself anyway). The only problem I have had with a very old enclosure is that the green light (activity light) no longer comes on. But that's not a bid deal because the enclosure still works fine.
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My HP DV4 died. I wanted the data from my hard drive. With some help from a friend, I was able to remove the hard drive and put it inside this Enclosure. Basically, this is a holder and connector for a hard drive. You are able to use your old hard drive and connect it as if you purchased a portable hard drive from the store. Pretty sweet.
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I ordered this item, and rosewill delivered it from their warehouses/fulfillment center.

I received the package, and it didn't come with an invoice or packaging list inside, but it's ok.

I opened the box, the drive is nicely packaged in bubble wrap and sitting on a cardboard tray. under the tray is a usb cable with a mini usb on one end, and two usb A on the other. there's a mini cd containing cd rom drivers, a small package of drive screws, a mini screwdriver, a quick installation guide with pictures, and a small user manual.

The enclosure is sturdy, the top and bottom covers are made of metal. The housing, however is made of thin plastic, very flimsy and fragile. The first time I tried to open the enclosure, the top plate (with the rosewill logo) barely slid out, it was very tight to the housing. I managed to slide the cover partially out until it wouldn't budge no more. Fearing i would snap the plastic, I referred to the quick guide installation sheet, and sure enough, it shows a diagram of the cover sliding completely out. I gingerly coaxed the metal plate to slide out with some tapping, and it was a VERY tight fit. The instructions also show a diagram of the bottom cover sliding out too, my experience was the bottom cover was on tighter than the top cover, you have to pinch the plastic housing at a certain spot to release the metal catching onto the plastic, but looking at the way the plastic housing was made, wow, I decided not to press my luck. The plastic housing was VERY flimsy, and easy to snap.

If you want to secure your hard drive to the case, you do need to slide the bottom plate out, but I opted not to secure it fearing damage to the housing if I tried to remove the cover.
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I've purchased a few of these enclosures of the last few months and all of them were fine. This one however was a bit of a pill to get the enclosure lid closed. Could be a manufacturing defect or whatnot. Not going to dock any eggs off this, it happens and it's still functional. Comes with a nice little screw driver, soft carry case, screws, case, sata board and dual USB to mini usb Cable.
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I ordered this inexpensive case for a 2.5" hard drive I had lying around. Great little case. The HD works fine and was easy to install. The drive is powered by the USB 5 volt power, so no external wall wart is needed. The enclosure comes with a nice carrying case, a big plus. I use the HD with my MacBook, as a secondary hard drive.
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Updatae - Failed after a year. The interface just stopped working. I thought I had a tool I could use whenever I needed. I guess thwo or three uses were too much for it. I'm disappointed.

I have two other Rosewell adapters that work fine and have nice, though cost-effective, cases. The case design on this one is different and it is harder to remove the covers. In fact one of the covers on my unit had to be pried off. The others use screws to secure the covers. This one uses plastic latches. Other than that it works fine. My hard drive fit in the enclosure properly and both my mac and pc had no difficulty seeing the drive. This enclosure comes with a USB Y cable (2 USB connectors). It has no separate power input port..
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I bought this on a friend's recommendation. I'm glad I listened. This type of quality is NOT what I expected for $25.00. I got more than I expected. Would I recommend it to a friend, YES and I did and he bought it and he's happy! Way to go Roswell!
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I have two of these. They work with 2.5" SATA WD hard drives to back up data on Linux and Windows computers.
The internal installation screws fit both WD SATA drives very well, and the external case parts slide together with little effort if you watch what you are doing.
Very sleek design.
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