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Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320 GB
  • Supports HDDs Up to 25.4 mm in Height
  • Aluminum
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Michael S.
  • 6/7/2015 6:19:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead in less then 2 years

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: performed great while it worked

Cons: just up and died a week or so ago i thought it was my hdd as its ancient but i plugged into a old mb and the drive is fine. plugged it back into the enclosure and nothing but the little blue light drive wont even spin up

Other Thoughts: probably decide to go with a pcie card and drop it in my tower

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Michael,
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 at the number below or one of the email addresses below 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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  • Jason C.
  • 2/3/2015 8:53:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood ide enclosure

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: I was able to use the old ide hdd from my old sony vaio. It seemed like such a waste because I had spend so much money upgrading the hard drive in the past. It works very well, although it is a bit slow.

Cons: A little slow, which was expected, and is noticeably noisy.

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  • Rion C.
  • 11/27/2014 3:13:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMinimal design works well

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: A simple design. keeps drives cool. fairly easy assembly. LED not too bright (like others). Wall wart does not cover other outlets.

Cons: data and power lines get a little scrunched.

Other Thoughts: For the price I have to say I am impressed. There really is no tray for holding the drive, instead it is a partial rail, but two screws seem to hold the controller on at the end, and then it all slides nicely into the aluminum shell. Two screws go through the shell and directly into the drive insuring a direct transfer of heat to the shell.

I was a bit troubled by the way the data and power wires were squeezed between the controller board and the drive, but there is no damage and since there won't be any significant vibration, it all appears OK.

I am comparing this thing to 2 Acomdata boxes I have: the Acomdata units feel like a more solid, complete design since they have a full metal tray for the drive and there is no data cable, the LEDs are very intelligently placed and designed, and finally, the power switch is a toggle with a very solid feel to it. The Rosewill just seems a bit cheap by comparison, but of course it IS cheaper, but works just as well!

An example of the cheapness: The Rosewill has a single blue LED, but it is located on the controller board in the back of the enclosure - the light from it gets to a small window in the front by reflection inside, and so it is a little dim, but adequate.

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  • PATRICK T.
  • 10/30/2014 11:10:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Godsend.

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: I use this to turn all of my many formerly useless IDE drives into USB External hard drives that I then use for tons of storage space. Been using if for years now with no problems whatsoever.

Cons: It can't brew my coffee.

Other Thoughts: I haven't read any other of the other reviews. If anyone has experienced problem with this thing I would be extremely shocked.

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  • Marc S.
  • 10/8/2014 11:12:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSalvation for old HDDs

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: -Simple, straight-forward
-Everything lines up nice and tight
-Easy to figure out
-Salvaged my mom's documents from an old, long dead desktop (priceless)

Cons: -The case is so snug, that I had to unplug and reposition the wires a little in order to fit, no big deal. Don't jam it in, just make the ribbon cable do what you need it to, then try again.
-Initially, my PC could not recognize the drive. I had to look online to see what setting the jumpers needed to be in (which is "master" setting, by the way). Then it worked perfectly. A mention of this in the instruction manual would be a big plus. Maybe explain briefly different settings for different situations (if any). No eggs removed for these.

Other Thoughts: I don't really have an interest in actually utilizing a 75GB hard drive (or other similar low capacity) as an true external drive. But if you have old IDE hard drives (I have several) and wondering what to do, look no further. I have waning faith in these old, aging HDDs, but this thing breathed new life into it. Totally satisfied and thrilled.

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  • Courtney G.
  • 9/17/2014 9:10:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid!

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: None as it does not work and came DOA.

Cons: I bought this item to get data off of an ATA drive when the enclosure it was in failed. I tried using this enclosure as slave and as master and it will not work with either one. The enclosure will power on the hd but the usb will be detected at all. I ended up using a Sabrent USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE to get the data off the hard drive finally. I would return it if not for the fact shipping would cost half of what I paid for this brick.

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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  • Gregory W.
  • 9/3/2014 8:17:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGot the job Done

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Really nice case, super easy to install a HDD.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this to explore several old IDE HDD's I had sitting around. None were worth keeping. I strongly recommend this brand if you have a need.

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  • Michael N.
  • 8/17/2014 9:03:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt does what I needed it to do

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Solid case.
Includes needed cables.
Doesn't get too warm (passive cooling).
Also works with 400GB and 500GB IDE drives too!

Cons: Two drives reported that they needed to be formatted and they shouldn't have (they contain data), but this is a Windows issue (MBR probably).

Other Thoughts: Ordered several for old (seldom used) IDE data drives. Use short silver screws for rails inside, then long silver screws to secure drive on side, and then black screws for back (in that order) and you can't go wrong. If one doesn't want to thread, it will work (don't ask me why) in the other hole). I'm not trying to insult anyone, but things sped up moving them in when I figured this order out (back black 2nd was a nightmare, LOL).

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  • Lyle C.
  • 5/23/2014 5:44:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFor IDE, it's great

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Very inexpensive for an external IDE drives -- Nice metal case and stand, long power cord

Cons: none ... works as specified ... all IDE drives are pretty old by now, so I wouldn't rely on them for my only backup.

Other Thoughts: I'd put the money in a new hard drive if this external enclosure was a dollar more. For the price, it's worth buying if you have an old, but decent IDE drive ... I have a Black edition Western Digital that I can trust for a few more spins.

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  • William N.
  • 4/24/2014 5:47:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what I Need!

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV Aluminum 3.5" Silver IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Solid, easy to setup, no surprises

Cons: None Noted

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