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Item#: N82E16817182142

Rosewill RX355-U Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB
  • Aluminum
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The Rosewill RX355-U is a USB 2.0 enclosure used to turn your 3.5" IDE HDD up to 750GB into an external drive for portable storage. The aluminum frame and exterior case allow better protection and excellent dissipation. A detachable 80mm fan provides active cooling, so your HDD is nice and cool – even in long-lasting read/write sessions. A stand is included for space-saving vertical placement.

  • newegg Detachable Fan The detachable fan design delivers the cooling you need, and convenience for storage and transport.
  • newegg Fan Speed Controller To achieve a balance between thermal performance and noise/vibration.

Learn more about the Rosewill RX355-U

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX355-U

Spec

Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 750GB
Fan
Yes
Specifications
Drive Type: horizontal or vertical position
Transfer Rate: up to 480 Mb/sec. via USB2.0
Insert & Extract connection Via: 40 pin direct hard drive connection
Structure: Aluminum body w/ partial plastic
Drive Cooling: Aluminum heat dissipation + Fan
LED Indication: Device Power & Drive Activity
LED Display Color: Power : Blue ; Access : Green
Features
1. Standard USB 2.0 high speed transfer rate.
2. Aluminum HDD framer for easy installation.
3. Removable 80 mm fan kit.
4. Suitable for 3.5" ATA HDD.
5. All aluminum, to enhance heat dissipation.
6. Foot-stand for vertical style.
7. Plug and play / hot swappable.

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7, Mac OS 8.6 above, Linux

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
8.66" x 5.12" x 2.56"
Weight
2.43 lbs

Packaging

Package Contents
3.5 inch external enclosure
Driver Disk
AC adapter
USB cable
Footstand
Screw Kit
Fan Kit
Manual

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
  • 11/30/2014 10:10:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA really good case

Pros: Made of metal
Has cooling fan with adjustable speed
Comes with base stand

Cons: Fan can be a little loud on full blast but you really don't need to run it that high.

Other Thoughts: This is a high quality external case. If you have an IDE drive still laying around you are trying to make into an external you won't regret buying this case.

Works with Win7-64, Win8-64, & Linux Mint 17-64.

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  • diego e.
  • 10/30/2014 11:59:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEffective and Great Price

Pros: The enclosure is easy to assemble and its aluminum casing is sturdy enough.

Cons: None

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  • Robert E.
  • 10/16/2014 1:12:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks on Wii U

Pros: Works on my Wii U w/ an old WD Caviar HDD I took out of an old burned out MyBook enclosure. Came w/ a USB cable, mounting screws, stand, big external detachable fan, everything I needed. Had it hooked up in minutes.

Cons: The front panel literally just fell off in my hand when I took it out of the box, the plastic around the screws was broken little bits floating around inside. I put it back on but it falls off if it moves. If this was going to be mobile I'ld return it but sitting next to my Wii U it's not worth the effort. 1000 blind monkeys could type a better manual. Or even 1 monkey.

Other Thoughts: I ordered this Wed morning, changed $3.99 shipping fee to free, it arrived 2:00PM Thursday, 27 hours later. Was boxed well in outer cardboard box plus those air pillows. But I'm not allowed to say service was better than that company named after a rainforest river?

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  • Leslie C.
  • 10/9/2014 8:12:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Fast delivery, well constructed, everything works, okay looks.

Cons: They say it’s held together with “thumb screws” the screws have a large rounded head but you still need a screwdriver to open the case.

Other Thoughts: I purchased two of these and had a hard time with one getting the slide-out tray back into the aluminum case with the drive attached. I switched the trays between the cases and it they both slid in perfectly.

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  • Michael J.
  • 6/15/2014 7:57:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot what I expected

Pros: Easy assembly for drive, looks good

Cons: Conversion kit did not work with Win7-64. Removable fan has a square power plug for a round hole but that's not a problem as the cord is too short. Will RMA tomorrow.

Other Thoughts: If I had read the reviews first, I never would have ordered 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.

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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  • Erik M.
  • 5/3/2014 1:23:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDeluxe

Pros: Fan is removable, sturdily built, lights are not distracting, has an on/off switch, stand included, easy to remove screws (can use a coin) on back..

Cons: None so far, but I haven't had it a super long time.

Other Thoughts: I've seen enclosures for this price that where nowhere near as nice.

Hard drive tray is plastic. This isn't really a con as it seems very stable, but I prefer metal if possible. Again, it's been solid so far so I didn't remove an egg just for that.

Drive had bad interference without a case and has none at all with this case.

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  • Daniel D.
  • 3/26/2014 1:09:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks great old IDA hard drives

Pros: using for old hard drives IDA
for my old computers

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: great way keep old hard drives from land fills in other countries

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  • Joseph A.
  • 3/25/2014 11:13:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother Winner!

Pros: Very easy to install IDE HDD
Fan is very quiet.
Can't lowered price and FREE shipping.
Works great.

Cons: Unless I am mistaken, the power switch is reversed. ON is in the OFF position. Must remember that.

May just be my switch.

Other Thoughts: I found a good use for my surplus 500G IDE Hard drive.
Parted with all of my other IDE hard drives.

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  • David S.
  • 3/19/2014 8:52:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAnnoyingly Noisy Fan!

Pros: 1. Works for its intended purpose: to read files off an old IDE hard drive
2. Seen right away in Win 7-64
3. Cheapest solution I could find

Cons: 1. You get what you pay for: right out of the box the fan let out a sustained high-pitched wail; now I'll have to take it apart and probably have to buy a replacement fan or disconnect it altogether (assuming I can without destroying the enclosure).
2. To add insult to injury, there is a thumbwheel to adjust the fan speed which--you guessed it--does absolutely nothing.
3. The assembly/operating instructions are a joke (as always in my prior experiences with Rosewill). Why even bother if you're not going to do it right and save a few trees instead?.

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.

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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  • John M.
  • 1/17/2014 8:12:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill RX355-U

Pros: It works with an old 160Gb Seagate and a 40Gb WD drive. Tested it out on both of them. I left the Seagate in it. Didn't even need the install disc with windows 7

Cons: None, so far.

Other Thoughts: We'll see if it holds up Later

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