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Rosewill 3.5-Inch SATA to USB and eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80mm Fan - Black (RX-358 V2 BLK)
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- AC Adapter: 100-240 VAC(47Hz~63Hz), 12V/2A output
- Internal Interface: SATA I/II
- External Interface: USB 2.0 & eSATA
- Maximum Capacity (per Bay): Up to 3TB (WinXP Not supported 3TB)
- Fan: 1 x 80mm cooling fan (Internal)
- Complies with the USB 2.0 and eSATA Combo interface
- Power On/Off for internal cooling fan
- USB Supports Win 2000/ME/XP/VISTA, and Mac OS 9.x/10.x and above, Linux kernel after 18.104.22.168
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Rosewill SATA to USB and eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 millimeter Fan - Black
Need more space?
Try the brand new Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK! Designed for extra ventilation and enhanced cooling for years of use, it has an 80 millimeter side fan. Air is brought in through the side and directed out the rear, for direct cooling of your drive. You don't have to worry about overheating your hard disk anymore.
Using either USB or eSATA cable, an extra 3.5 inch SATA hard drive (up to 3TB) can connect to your PC without opening the case. The RX-358 V2 BLK is hot swappable, so it can be connected or moved without shutting down the computer. With your eSATA connection, you can see transport speeds up to 3Gb/s! Speed your transfers and lengthen your drive's life with Rosewill!
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|Item Dimensions||7.5 x 10.25 x 3.5 in||3.5 x 10.25 x 7.5 in||8 x 10.25 x 2.5 in||7.64 x 4.65 x 1.22 in||0.59 x 5.31 x 2.91 in||8.4 x 8.8 x 2.4 in|
Need more space? Is your new hard disk burning up in your old enclosure? Try the brand new Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK! Designed for extra ventilation and enhanced cooling for years of use, it has an 80mm side fan. Air is brought in through the side and directed out the rear, for direct cooling of your drive. You don't have to worry about overheating your hard disk anymore. Using either USB or eSATA cable, an extra 3.5" SATA hard drive (up to 3TB) can connect to your PC without opening the case. The RX-358 V2 BLK is hot swappable, so it can be connected or moved without shutting down the computer. With your eSATA connection, you can see transport speeds up to 3Gb/s! Speed your transfers and lengthen your drive's life with Rosewill!
Top customer reviews
The Rosewill fan is very quiet, and moves enough air to keep my Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB drives running at a very comfortable 32-34 C in a room that is 26-27 degrees C. And, the fans are so quiet I do not hear them at all in my family room - hopefully they will stay this quiet as the units age. Right now I have to put my head right next to them to hear their low frequency whoosh.
I have one connected via ESATA to my ZyXEL NSA210 Digital Media Storage Server. Two other esata enclosures failed to work reliably with the NSA210, but the Rosewill enclosure with the very same drive is working great.
The second unit is connected vi USB to a Win7 Home 64 bit desktop and thus far is working just as you would expect - quiet and reliable.
- Good connectivity with both esata and USB 2 (USB 3 versions are available)
- USB cable, esata cable, and esata desktop slot bracket included
- Very quiet fan
- Fan can be switched off
- Drives running nice and cool
- Well constructed
- Appearance is definitely in the geek category
- No cradle or feet on the case. It's not tippy but I would be hesitant to set it down directly on a nice piece of furniture.
Using USB2, I was not worried about maximum speed, but wanted reliability and heat reduction given excess heat can potentially shorten the service life of almost any HDD. The reviews on this Rosewill were solid, as was my previous experience with the company.
The enclosure comes with all the cables you need (including an eSATA, which is pretty cool if you happen to so want to do the faster eSATA). And putting drive together is simple. If you are struggling, the instructions are super clear.
I am not a fan of the blue LEDs (they are TOO bright and that is the only thing I dislike about this drive), but I like how the fan on this unit is not incredibly noisy, yet it tends to move a lot of air and it keeps even faster drives (7500 RPM) much cooler than similar units without the fan. I also like how you CAN manually turn the fan off separate of turning the unit itself off (although I see no reason given the benefit it provides). The switches on the back are easy to use, easy to know which is which without needing to see it, and built to last (I've used them a lot).
Overall, the price on this is super reasonable and this allows you, the end-user, to use a hard drive of MUCH greater reliability (and speed) than pre-packaged home-use units for what is generally a lower price. The drives I have used in these are the Western Digital RE4 and Seagate Constellation ES.3. Both of these drives are enterprise-grade commercial drives and among the most reliable on the market. But despite this, buying them as the hard drive only and buying this and then pairing them cost less money than a mid-line home-use unit of the same storage size that uses a drive with nowhere near this kind of speed/reliability (and may not have a fan).
If you need an external (and USB3 isn't possible or necessary), this a budget-priced unit with flagship performance.
So I returned this and will find another way to attach the Seagate POS SATA hard drive to the computer. I won't buy another Seagate anytime soon.