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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


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  • Steve H.
  • 12/15/2014 10:13:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice cases!

Pros: Nice construction and finish.
Has a very solid feel to it.
No screwdriver needed to open case!
Works with 1T drive...

Cons: None found so far...

Other Thoughts: Bought a couple of these to replace some cheap cheap ones I bought from Clearance. Those were very flimsy and not very reliable.
These appear to be very solidly built; when the drive is inside, there is no rattle.
Good price!

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  • Jay G.
  • 12/11/2014 6:26:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery slow

Pros: Cheap

Cons: When transferring files to my 32GB Intel X-25E SSD in this case I get less than USB 1.0 speeds. Small files will transfer over OK but large files take forever. Reading files from it is not too bad but writing is where it just craps out. Its not an OS issue as I've tried it on both Linux and win7. Also used USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. I bought two of these and both have the same issue.

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.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigations. In the event that you are having troubles please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below.

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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  • SM F.
  • 12/4/2014 7:56:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap, well made, decent speeds.

Pros: For the price paid, it rocks. I get ~24MB/s reads and ~22MB/s writes on an old Seagate 40GB mechanical SATA drive. With a SSD, it would perform way faster I'm sure.

I use it for a portable Linux drive. I have Arch Linux installed on the HDD and I carry it everywhere I go. The computers in my college are all filled with the malware and keylogger filled garbage called Windows, so I just boot off the USB.

Good as a backup/CloneZilla drive, or as a portable Linux drive.

Cons: S.M.A.R.T. status does not work, but whatever. I can live without it.
Heat dissipation could be better. Doesn't get too hot, but pretty warm with mechanical HDDs.

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  • Robert M.
  • 11/25/2014 10:55:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Way to Reuse Laptop Drive

Pros: This case is great for making use of old laptop hard drives. It was very easy to use. I simply dropped the hard drive into the enclosure.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The motherboard on one of my laptops died but the 250GB hard drive was still working fine. I bought this USB enclosure and now I have an extra external hard drive that I can use.

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  • Dominique G.
  • 11/8/2014 9:43:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Nice carrying case.

Cons: DOA, the lights turn on but the device is not recognize by neither Win7Pro or Win8.1.

Other Thoughts: I will keep using Rosewill cases for my 3.5" drives but I will go back to Vantec for my 2.5". I won't be returning it and I will absorb my lost since it will be probably more expensive than the value of the device to return it.

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.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams. In the event that you are having troubles please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below.

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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  • Howard J.
  • 11/2/2014 4:30:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value for dollar, as Rosewill always is

Pros: Inexpensive, shipped quickly, assembles easily, runs on Win7 right away without needing the CD that came with it. Even comes with a snazzy carrying case.

Cons: Manual has funny typos, but what can you do. keeping wire in the case is a tight fit.

Other Thoughts: Using this with a repurposed 2.5 inch drive to keep backups of a ThinkPad that is running with an SSD. I have nothing but love for Rosewill!

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  • Zach C.
  • 10/28/2014 7:12:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Product, Great Price

Pros: Nicely packaged, easy to follow instructions, works when you plug it in. If you can use a screwdriver and once played with Legos, setup is quick and painless. Sleek case, looks good. It comes with software, but you don't need it if you're just using it for everyday tasks or recovering laptop HD. Great product at a great price!

Cons: I have no complaints. It saved my life when my laptop died.

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  • Brandon A.
  • 10/20/2014 7:43:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Works great for the price.

Cons: Seems after awhile it can get too warm.

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  • Gerry p.
  • 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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