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Rosewill RX353-S BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.40mm fan

  • 3.5"
  • Aluminum Body
  • eSATA and USB 2.0
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Need extra space? Have an old hard drive lying around? Then the Rosewill External Serial ATA enclosure is perfect. Combine extra hard drive storage without having to open up the computer. Using either eSATA or USB 2.0, just attach any 3.5" SATA hard drive and viola, extra storage without opening the computer. The RX353-S also adds a small noise imprint. By utilizing a small internal fan, the RX353-S cools the hard drive while also keeping the noise to a minimum. And for cooler environments, you can just shut the fan off. Another perk of using an external hard drive is that it’s hot swappable, meaning it can be plugged or unplugged without shutting the computer down. For eSATA, make sure the motherboard supports it.

  • newegg Dual Interfaces The Rosewill RX353-S combines two industry-leading external hard drive interfaces (eSATA and Hi-Speed USB 2.0) for maximum performance and universal connectivity.
  • newegg Aluminum Body The solid aluminum body of the Rosewill RX353-S delivers excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable hard drive protection.
  • newegg Built-in Cooling Fan A 5cm fan is included in the enclosure for enhanced ventilation while maintaining quiet operation.

Learn more about the Rosewill RX353-S BLK

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Series
RX353
Model
RX353-S BLK

Spec

Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
100~240 AC Adapter with 12V/DC output
Material
Full Aluminum Cover, Metal Tray
Internal Interface
SATA I/II
External Interface
USB2.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 1.5TB
Fan
1 x 40mm cooling fan (Internal Tray)
Specifications
can support update to 1.5TB

Light beam affiliated Power ON/OFF switch

Power On/Off for internal cooling fan

OS Supports Win2000/ME/XP/VISTA , and Mac OS 8.6/9.x/10.x and above and Linux kernel after 2.4.1.0

Power: 100~240 AC Adapter with 12V/DC output

Please NOTE:

In order to enable HOT-SWAP function, please check to make sure the motherboard supports HOT-SWAP function. Otherwise, the hot swappable function won't be work as well. (Please refer back to motherboard user guide)

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
9.01" x 4.88" x 1.30"

Packaging

Package Contents
3.5" External Enclosure
Power Adapter
USB Cable
eSATA-eSATA Cable
SATA-eSATA + PC Bracket Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/7/2009 7:38:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor a green drive great performance

Pros: Power Consumption
Drive Stays cool
Great Performance for a drive geared towards power consumption

Cons: None that i can give right now

Other Thoughts: Have the drive installed in an external rosewill case and it is only slightly warm to the touch. Have formatted the drive with truecrypt (using twofish encryption) and its working very good with good perfomance. I definetely would buy another one.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/7/2009 7:34:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't ask for more for the price

Pros: Aluminum Construction
ESATA + USB2
Fan
Cool looking front LED 1/2 turns red when accessing the drive

Cons: screws that releases seem like they could strip easily

Other Thoughts: Can't ask for more for the price. For $30 shipped is an awesome deal. Like i said above the two screws you use to take apart the system seem like they would strip easily. I have a WD 1TB Green and the unit and it works perfectly without getting to hot. I would be interesting how hot a more performance oriented drive would get like the WD black or WD Raptor

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  • Spencer P.
  • 2/6/2009 11:30:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't do it!

Pros: semi-cheap

Cons: doesn't work. Tech support was no help at all. Their solution was "try a PC" and "not hot swappable". I had to return the case cause it was defective. I never got it to work usb or eSata.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We try to provide the most reliable products to our customers. The problem you are having might be caused by a defective unit. We would be more than happy, if under warranty, to replace this unit for you. Please email us at rma@rosewill.com for your replacement. We look forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Amy P.
  • 2/5/2009 3:19:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcelent hdd Enclosure

Pros: Very fast, slim case, fan built in with option to turn on and off. Very quiet and fas transfers.Comes with everithing you need.

Cons: Usb cable have to be black.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2009 12:05:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLong-term Review

Pros: Easy Assembly, All parts were present and unit feels very sturdy.

Fired up right away with my 80GB Maxtor SATA.

USB and eSATA connectors (when both connected XP used eSATA only)

Cooling fan is a plus, and works well.

Stand is perfect.

Cons: On power-button pushed it takes a moment before it is recognized, but this may be due to my old Maxtor taking a moment to spin up. This makes BIOS recognition on boot-up a hit/miss on occasion.

Cooling fan is a little noisy. I don't mean like a jet taking off, but I can tell when it's on compared to my case fans. (2x180mm and 1x120mm on Xclio case)

Cooling fan is necessary! My old Maxtor makes the CLANK of death very frequently when the cooling fan is off. Again, my Maxtor was replaced for a reason though, but I was curious that this made such a big difference.

Hot-plug eSATA in XP-64 SP2 is just fine. Hot-plug eSATA in Ubuntu 8.04.2 not so much. I know this is due to kernel limitations, not really the unit's fault. Hot-plug USB works great on both OSs.

Other Thoughts: This unit certainly impressed me. Rosewill is hit and miss, but this Drive Enclosure is a big hit.

If you plan on using this enclosure to backup your /home directory or other documents it's perfect. I have used the drive for a torrent storage for a year and the constant reads and writes went off without a hitch.

Playing games off the drive was certainly possible but USB gaming isn't exactly quick with any enclosure or drive. eSATA seemed much faster (non-scientific).

Even with the cooling fan noise I highly recommend it.

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  • andrew h.
  • 2/3/2009 9:20:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sata & usb 2.0 connection with extensive list of cable and extra equipment everything nice and sturdy.

Cons: Nothing some people dont like the looks I think it looks fine.

Other Thoughts: Hard drive never really gets hot but nice to know theres a small fan if I ever need it also like all the little things like theres a switch for fan and drive and the light isn't too bright dosent light up entire room.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2009 3:55:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: Works great. Took a bit of force to get the outside screws off at first but that's fine. Drive fit into it well. The Esata cable and bracket was a great throw in as well. No overheating issues after having a caviar 1TB in it on constant for several hours. The on/off switch for the fan is a nice feature as well.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Jerry H.
  • 2/1/2009 11:45:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great enclourse. Very easy to install the HDD into it. It came damaged, but that doesn't change the operation of it. It makes very little noise while operating. Again Newegg is the fastes with shipping what they sell

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I've gotten cheaper, but not the same quality.

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  • Justin W.
  • 1/30/2009 2:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWell made expect for front?

Pros: Has a fan that works with an on off switch. Unit has an on off switch.

Cons: The front face plate is held on by two slivers of plastic. My front face plate fell off out of the box. The thing still works and I could super glue it back together but I'd rather RMA. Newegg customer support rocks as always.

Other Thoughts: My advice get the ten dollar more expensive one made by the same company it looks rock solid and has all the features of this plus more airflow.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. For some reason Newegg still has a few of these defective units in there stock but we have followed up with this issue and have fixed it. The new units will not be so prone to breaking now. We would be more than happy to send a new faceplate for this unit for you at our cost. Please email us at rma@rosewill.com for your replacement. We look forward to hear from you soon.
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • John T.
  • 1/30/2009 2:19:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMarine

Pros: ALL around good value. if your wanting a 500.00 case then buy one execellent deal here would recommend it!!! Very easy intallation of drive unit. XP seen it right away and was able to format immediatly. very nice xfer of files very quick and neat. nice job Roswell! newegg delivered on time. and was very nice would do again!

Cons: cheapsters looking for more than what it is!

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