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Rosewill RX353-S SLV Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic panel 3.5" Silver SATA USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • Aluminum & ABS plastic
  • 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 (up to 500GB) 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. This model is finished in silver.

  • 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 SLV

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX353-S SLV

Spec

Color
Silver
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic panel
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB2.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 1.5TB
Fan
Yes
Features
3.5" SATA HDD external enclosure

eSATA and USB 2.0 interface to computer

Light beam affiliated Power ON/OFF switch

Power On/Off for internal cooling fan

Compliant with the USB 2.0 specifications, Mass Storage Class, and the USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport

Complaint with SATA 1.0 & 2.0 specification

SATA to USB2.0, Backward compatible to USB 1.1

Support SATA-II to eSATA interface

OS Supports Win2000/ME/XP , 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

Support Hot Swappable-Having hot swappable feature, you will need to make sure your motherboard supports eSATA hot swappable function; otherwise, the hot swappable function won't be worked

can support update to 1.5TB

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
9.01" x 4.88" x 1.30"

Packaging

Package Contents
3.5" External Enclosure
Stand
Power Adapter
USB Cable
eSATA Cable
eSATA Bracket

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
  • 7/3/2007 9:26:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRX353-S

Pros: Took no time to set up. I currenly run my hard drive USB and have no problems. It looks great and the fan is quite.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: .

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  • Brian O.
  • 6/29/2007 9:28:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Bought two of these with 2 500GB WD drives. Been using these with gentoo linux hooked up to a dell poweredge (8 core clovertown). The drives get 81 & 82MB/s respectively. They also run at 43C constantly with the blowers on. Awesome it comes with internal bracket and both eSata & USB2.0 cables.

Cons: So far nothing, these work great.
I wish the eSATA cables had more insulation, but that's all cables I've seen.

Other Thoughts: You need to make sure the sata controller port supports hot plugging. External drives likely shouldn't be on all the time.
Also I'm not really sure how long these blowers will last. With them off the drive temps go over 50C.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/22/2007 10:57:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill RX353 enclosure

Pros: Purchased 2 combo'ed with Seagate 500G drives.
Easy install, formatted in enclosure, copied data in a very rapid time over USB 2.0.

Cons: Fan is more of a blower (fan mounted sideways) that moves some air.
Vents on the front, opposite the power button, are too small.
Used a small screwdriver and gently moved it side to side so that all 6 vents are 1mm wide.
Behind the vents is a metal plate that does not seem to serve much of a function besides blocking air flow.

Other Thoughts: Nice solid product, few minor "flaws" that are easily corrected that can drop the unit's temperature several degrees F.
Second low speed fan in front would be nice.
If you use the stand, power button on the bottom, vents on the top seems to work best in keeping temps down.

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  • Matthew N.
  • 6/18/2007 12:41:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmy first external enclosure experience

Pros: has on/off switch, both eSata and usb capable, has built in fan.

installation was a breeze, after a quick format i was up and running as fast as my eSata could take me

Cons: another wall wart

Other Thoughts: paired this up with a Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB. Ready to buy another of each.
be sure to configure your hdd to 1.5g or 3.0g (depending on which you are capable)to take full advantage of eSata speeds

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  • James N.
  • 6/11/2007 7:00:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Come with all the cabling you need.

Cons: The button broke so it doesn't work

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/7/2007 8:50:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill extneral combo works good!

Pros: Good price and easy to install with combo 500gb SATA drive.

Cons: none yet

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  • Tommy M.
  • 6/4/2007 9:46:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSpeed??

Pros: Price - Fan - Complete with all cables - Combo discount

Cons: Came with broken power switch. Functional if you pressed it just right. RMA shipping kills benefit of free shipping.

Other Thoughts: Many have complained about speed. I had speed issues also. Took many disk errors which caused XP to downgrade to PIO mode. If they strip the link search for masteridchecksum on the web to find answer (I hope) I did not get to test this, as I had already repackaged everything, but still had the speed issue directly connected to MoBo. Once I did the fix, performance returned, copied 18G disk2disk in <6min. In PIO was taking hours and killing the CPU. I will be watching for errors when I get my replacement. This is not a hack, it is the only way to reset XP so that you can benefit from your hardware.

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  • James M.
  • 6/4/2007 4:59:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice unit, quite, easy setup. Using RE500WD drive. Just ordered a second one.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/4/2007 1:04:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood Enclosure, but HOT

Pros: Very unobtrusive styling, easy to install the drive, front power switch is a big plus.

Cons: Poor cooling, drive gets VERY HOT, even with the fan turned on. I am concerned with this effect on the drive's lifespan, even though it is not used all the time.

Other Thoughts: Don't really see what the point is with the fan switch, when even with it on, it is cooking the drive. If my drive dies prematurely, I may very well end up RMA'ing this enclosure. Bottom line, pay a little extra and get an enclosure with better cooling.

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  • Darren S.
  • 6/4/2007 12:12:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine for me.

Pros: My 500 GB SATA HD installed in 3 minutes using 6 screws. Two for the case and 4 for the HD. I hooked it up to a USB port and had no trouble formatting the drive (465 GB formatted) with Windows XP SP2. The fan in my case is very quiet. I barely notice it running. I haven't tried the eSATA hookup yet. I am not sure my MOBO supports it. I will use it when I build a new rig in a few months.

Cons: None so far. Everything has been painless.

Other Thoughts: Overall, the enclosure works as advertised and Newegg is, of course, great.

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