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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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  • Universal fitting for 3.5" SATA I / II HDD
  • Back panel Power ON/OFF switch
  • Complies with SATA I / II, speed up to 3G/sec
  • 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)
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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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Color:Black

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive External
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand Name Rosewill
Item model number RX-358 U3C BLK
Operating System Windows XP/Vista/7, MAC OS 10.x +, Linux2.4.1.0
Item Weight 2.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.2 x 3.5 x 7.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10.25 x 3.5 x 7.5 inches
Color Black
Power Source 12V, 2A

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ASIN B005KGNXTE
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4.3 out of 5 stars 237 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #84 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Hard Drive Accessories > Hard Drive Bags & Cases
#110 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Hard Drive Accessories > Hard Drive Enclosures
Shipping Weight 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available September 1, 2011

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Color: 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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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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The only reason this review is 4 instead of 5 is because it doesn't fully shut off when the device it's connected to is off and the lights on the case are WAY too bright. I have taken some photos of the complete teardown that show how I solved that problem. If you are like me and like to keep everything stealth and dark at night so you sleep better or so you don't have distracting lights while you're watching shows/gaming then this fix might be for you.

Other info you might like. We had an old my book studio II 2TB drive that we took the HDDs out of for these 2 Roswell cases we bought. This case worked beautifully with the drives we pulled out of the my book studio. Photos of what kind of HDD those are also shown.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I bought four of these cases. While they work, they are great.
The USB controllers on these fail after a few months. I have already replaced two of them with the warranty only to have another one fail. Luckily they have both USB and ESATA connections so they are still usable for ESATA only.
The lights are very bright.
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I've raised my star rating on this from two stars to four stars because of further testing I've done.

My goal in ordering this was to use USB 3.0 instead of the eSATA I'm currently using on the USB 2.0 version of this enclosure. My motherboard doesn't have eSATA ports, so I'm using two SATA connections for eSATA brackets, but I need those SATA ports for other drives. I was hoping that using USB 3.0 would allow me to do this.

I originally ordered two of this enclosure, but both gave me problems and so I returned them and wrote the two star review. However I've been using the USB 2.0 version of this enclosure for about four years and have been very happy with it. It's the ideal solution for my needs, so i took a chance and ordered another of the enclosure I'm reviewing here. I only ordered one, thinking that if it worked better than the original ones I bought, I'd order another one. I've done a lot more testing and found that the problems in the first ones I ordered might have been my motherboard and not the enclosures.

When I tested the enclosures last time, I only tested them in the PC I use daily in my work, which has an MSI Z87-GD65 motherboard. This time I also tested the enclosure in a PC I built four years ago, which has an Asus Sabertooth X58 motherboard. The enclosure works perfectly every time with the Asus Sabertooth Z58 motherboard, but gives me all sorts of problems with the MSI Z87-GD65 motherboard (which is otherwise an extremely fine motherboard). The problems mostly seem to happen when I'm using 3TB drives; I assume this means it would be a problem for any drive larger than 2TB. I've tried connecting it to the PC both USB 3.
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