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Rosewill R2-JBOD Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 DUAL-BAY External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2TB Per Bay
  • Aluminum
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A 50mm fan keeps things running smoothly, and there's room for a power supply as large as you need. By keeping outside accessories to a minimum, this makes moving the system when needed a lot easier! Rosewill once again makes design and engineering serve your needs!

 

  • newegg Massive Storage Support The R2-JBOD can support two drives of up to 2TB per drive for a total of 4TB of storage. Store every piece of data you have in one location.
  • newegg USB 2.0 compatible With a USB 2.0 interface, the R2-JBOD offers lighting fast transfer rates and easy compatibility with most PC’s.

Learn more about the Rosewill R2-JBOD

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
R2-JBOD

Spec

Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
100-240 VAC, 12V/4.2A output
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
SATA I/II
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 2TB Per Bay
Fan
Yes
Specifications
Support Mode: JBOD / BIG
JBOD: It enables each hard drive to be seen separately as single drive. (Showing 2 HDD capacities)
BIG: A popular method for combining multiple physical disk drives into a single virtual one

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
WinXP/Vista/Win7 ,and MAC OS 10.x and Above,and Linux2.4.1.0 or Above

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
7.85" x 4.9" x 2.96"
Weight
2.31 lbs.

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
  • 7/28/2014 2:45:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Enclosure for the Price

Pros: The enclosure runs very cool with the fan on and two Western Digital Red HDDs.
The fan is very quiet, and is barely audible.

The case, when in JBOD mode shows both HDDs individually.
The JBOD/Big mode switch is on the inside of the enclosure, but is very easy to access once the rear four screws are taken out.

The design is very solid and there are no loose or rattling parts internally or externally; probably one of the best external enclosures I've seen in terms of quality.
When the fan is off, the unit will get warm when both drives are running and active, but if the drives are set to spin down, then the enclosure will get no hotter than room temperature and is totally silent.

The outside has a brushed-metal look to it, and the plastic stand has a good, solid fit.

Cons: The JBOD/Big mode switch is internal, but this is only a minor inconvenience at most. The maximum supported drive capacity (per bay) is 2TB, which is beginning to show it's age, especially with 3-6TB HDDs available now.

Other Thoughts: This works great in JBOD-mode with an ODROID-U3, Debian Linux, and MDADM RAID1.
I have yet to see any issue at all with the enclosure, and the activity lights on the front are very neat.

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  • Franklin C.
  • 4/4/2014 12:00:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill holding up!

Pros: Still going good, built tough and holds my drives tight

Cons: none so far

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  • Micah C.
  • 3/3/2014 8:25:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill going

Pros: I was looking at past orders and found I had purchased mine in 2009! It's still going strong. I leave the fan on and it runs most days, all day, without needing to replace the fan, but it does need to be opened up and cleaned every couple months (says more about my house than the device, though).

Great if your primary computer is a Mac laptop because you get to use two drives with one plug!

Cons: Only supports up to 2TB, which is feeling tight now. Copying from one internal drive to the other can feel slow (limited by one USB connection).

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  • William H.
  • 1/24/2014 1:46:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSeemed to be a great deal

Pros: Allowed me to use two(2 old 500 GB hard drives, as a 1 TB back-up drive.

Cons: The unit constantly disappears from Windows 8.1. I have to constantly turn the unit off and on, so that windows can recognize the drive. If you are looking for a reliable back-p drive enclosure, well this is not 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.

Unfortunately this product does not support Windows 8.1 please contact our team for 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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  • Lem W.
  • 1/17/2014 2:10:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDidn't Work with Win 7 Ult

Pros: Sturdy materials, quiet fan with good airflow, simple.

Cons: Didn't work. Poor build quality. Screw holes didn't quite line up. In order to avoid stripping the threads reinserting the screws, I had to push the back plate quite firmly to the side and be VERY careful to catch the threads properly.

Other Thoughts: Says Plug and Play, but Windows 7 Ultimate just completely ignored it. Power was on, drives are good, everything checks out, but no matter what method I tried to get the computer to recognize the drive, it just wouldn't see it. Completely unusable for me. I gave it a 2 because, I think, if it will work for you (whether mine is a defect or a compatibility issue), it's simple and sturdy enough to do well.

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  • Hari J.
  • 1/8/2014 8:15:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDe

Pros: Fits two hard disks.

Cons: This enclosure damaged two WD Black 1 GB Hard Disks. Was great when it worked, now i'm scrambling to backup data.

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 us for more assistance.

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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  • Vincent v.
  • 1/6/2014 5:03:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEqually great, unit & price

Pros: Sturdy build quality.
Drives will sleep when not in use (configurable with firmware).
LED indication of drive use and unit status.
Easily switched between JBOD or BIG

Cons: Manual is very simple and only covers one OS.
No troubleshooting tips in manual or on the Rosewill site.

Other Thoughts: Some things that were not covered in the manual.

1) Switch your drives to BIG or JBOD before putting housing back together. Or, better yet.. do not fully screw the housing back together until your BIG drive is fully functional (you might have to switch back to JBOD to work with the drives individually in order to get your BIG configuration to recognize).

2) If you are using BIG mode and your total drive size is expected to exceed 2TB, format your drives as GPT and NOT MBR (MBR only supports upto 2TB, no more).

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  • Sarah J.
  • 12/14/2013 6:46:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Solid case, easy to install drives, easy to use, on and off button

Cons: none that I can think of

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  • carl n.
  • 7/5/2013 8:13:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPC doesn't recognize

Pros: Construction seems solid

Cons: Initially worked ok, but now my PC doesn't recognize. Becoming an expensive paper weight.

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 out product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

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

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Eugene W.
  • 7/3/2013 12:26:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest enclosure

Pros: I've had this enclosure for 3 years now and it works excellently. The physical construction of the enclosure is great. No screws into plastic, only metal on metal. I've opened and closed it many many times over the years, swapping out drives and it still works like a champ.

Cons: Wish it supported 3TB drives or that Newegg/Rosewill made a dual-bay enclosure that supported over 2TB

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