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Item#: N82E16817182140

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

  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1.5TB
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Learn more about the Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX81U-ES-25A

Spec

Size
2.5"
AC Adapter
No
Material
Aluminum & Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 2.0
Specifications
Hard Drive support: 2.5" SATA

Connectors: USB mini B Female

Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 480Mb/s

Regulatory Certifications: CE,FCC, RoHS
Features
Easy Installation & portable

Fully compliant with USB 2.0 & USB 1.1

Transfer Rate: High-Speed up to 480 Mbps data transfer rate

Supports 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives

LED indicates Power and Active status

Powered by USB port

Hot-swappable

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista
Mac OS 9.2 or higher

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
130 x 75 x 15mm
Weight
0.22 lb

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


Customer Reviews of the Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A

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  • Gregory H.
  • 8/20/2014 12:11:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood 2.5 drive case

Pros: I used this with an old 500GB HDD from a dead laptop. Now I have a good backup drive. I'm very happy with it.

Cons: None

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  • Moeen G.
  • 7/31/2014 12:09:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDef worth buying

Pros: Cheap, works fine and easy to set up

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Worth the purchase.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/27/2014 12:10:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSturdy

Pros: Small lightweight and portable. Works as intended. The snapping carrying case is a nice touch.

Cons: The sliding panel is a little tight to get off and on.

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  • christopher s.
  • 6/20/2014 10:01:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: No extra power supply needed! I use this all the time at work to update data files that are 7Gb+ in size, no problems yet.

Cons: uummm......... nope.

Other Thoughts: I carry this around with me everywhere. It saves a lot of time if I need data files at work. It's always ready, even used it to backup an entire computer and transfer that data to a newer PC. No failures. Hope this helps.

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  • Kelton K.
  • 5/30/2014 5:30:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis handy tool has saved me tons of frustration with laptop drives.

Pros: Very easy to install the hard drive.
With the two usb cables it makes the speed well worth the dual usb port usage.

Cons: None, however most people complained that the board detaching easily from the enclosure. It slides back in perfectly for me every time and I use it a few times every month.

Other Thoughts: Rosewill once again wins me with it's enclosures. They are one of my most favorite smaller companies!

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  • Neal O.
  • 5/24/2014 6:00:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUSB Socket Clipped Out - A DO NOT BUY

Pros: None

Cons: USB Socket clipped out of the board easily while putting the top cover back into place.

Hard to dissemble.

Other Thoughts: I was trying to get to put my 500GB Toshiba 5400RPM hard drive that I got from my MacBook Pro I sold a week ago. I was looking for a cheap hard drive enclosure so I found this and I thought it will work but no. When I got it that I find that it was hard to take apart and put it back in but putting in the drive into the board was easy as it is.

When I put it back in that I found that you have to snap the clear plastic piece together with the covers. I saw the USB snapped out of place so I had attempted a few methods on how to make it stick on it's place but no luck. This seems like a design fault because I didn't touch it so it was that way when I put it in. I guess Rosewill didn't secure it while soldering enough.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please send us pictures of the damages and contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Chris S.
  • 5/20/2014 8:17:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStopped working

Pros: I didn't pay full price at the time of purchase.

Cons: Really hard to open.

Only worked for a month. Lights up and hard drive spins up but then nothing. Checked on multiple computers. Had to put hard drive in a different enclosure just to check to make sure it didn't smoke it.

Not even going to trouble myself returning it.

Do Not Buy.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Mei Y.
  • 5/14/2014 10:51:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsRescued all my old photos from broken Macbook!

Pros: Very easy to use, I inserted my hard drive and got this connected within about 5 minutes
Looks good
slim line

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: My old 2008 white macbook stopped turning on and to my horror, I realised I had not backed up my 6 years worth of photos.
After visiting the genius bar, they advised my computer could not be fixed, but I could research using a hard drive enclosure myself.
Being a female who has only basic understanding of computers, I thought the process would be much harder. However, I managed to get this working on my own, without a hiccup!
I had read reviews who said it was fiddly and a tight fit etc. but I found it fine.

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  • john h.
  • 4/25/2014 12:32:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Enclouser

Pros: None

Cons: Hard to open to install drive, there are no screws you need to press two small pastic buttons then try slide the covers back, which takes considerable force and Feels like things are breaking.

Drive works perfectly in dock, however when using the USB encloouser it makes horrible noises and throws errors. and disconnects.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • C T.
  • 4/22/2014 8:36:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: bright LED indicator

Cons: functionally DOA ... hdd does not spin up.
Plug the same USB cable into a Rosewill RX-25 and drive spins up and is recognized by Windows.

Other Thoughts: hdd proven fully functional.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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