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

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB
  • Support HDD up to 25.4mm height
  • Aluminum
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The Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV is a USB 2.0 enclosure used to turn your 3.5" IDE HDD up to 320GB into an external drive for portable storage. The aluminum case delivers better protection and excellent dissipation. With its light weight and small size, this enclosure is designed for easy portability  A stand is included for space-saving vertical placement.

  • newegg LED Indicator An LED indicator displays power/activity status.
  • newegg Flexible Placement Can be placed horizontally on a desktop, or vertically with a stand for space saving.


Learn more about the Rosewill RX35-AT-IU SLV

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX35-AT-IU SLV

Spec

Color
Silver
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 320GB
Features
Light and small design for easy portability
Aluminum material provides excellent heat dissipation.
Supports transfer rates up to 480 Mbps with USB 2.0
LED indicates Power / HDD status
Compliant with USB 2.0 Backward Compatible With USB 1.1
Support HDD up to 25.4mm height

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
WinXP/Vista/Win7 ,and MAC OS 10.x and Above,and Linux2.6.x or Above

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
7.60" x 4.45" x 1.22"

Packaging

Package Contents
External Enclosure
AC Power Adapter
USB Cable
Plastic stand
Screw pack

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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  • Ian S.
  • 3/20/2014 5:48:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt does what it says on the can

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

Pros: Overall it did work, and the case is sturdy metal construction with a nice stand.

Cons: First off the manual is utter garbage. It's a tiny pamphlet, and half of the pages are dedicated to how to format the drive. The other half are basically "screw in the drive to the tray and good luck!". No mention of jumper settings, or troubleshooting. When I powered on the enclosure, the drive refused to spin up. After trial and error, I discovered that the power had to be switched on before the USB plug was connected, or it wouldn't spin up. You'd think that would have been something they could have spend 1 line in the manual on, instead of 500 warnings that the drive needs to be formatted before you use it.

Secondly, the enclosure is an extremely tight fit. You end up basically having to force the drive into it. The ATA cable and the power wires also needs to be folded over in order to fit into the enclosure. If you are planning on using this for a single drive, that's OK, but after multiple insertions and removals, I'm not too sure that this is going to stay in one piece.

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  • TAYLOR V.
  • 3/9/2014 12:54:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust Fine

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

Pros: Accepted 120gb Maxtor with no problems, nice finish, screws were right when I got them right (3 different pairs), easy assembly

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Looking at my stock of old IDE HDD, I wonder if I should have bought several more - but with flash getting cheap the decision point is about 30gb..

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  • Erica L.
  • 3/1/2014 12:33:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid But Warm....

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

Pros: Easy to swap drives, fast transfer speeds for IDE/USB 2.0. Got it for $14.99, which I think is a steal for a Rosewill. Silver color and shape matches my Rosewill eSata enclosures pretty well :)

Cons: No fan. Not usually a big deal but the case is warm to the touch, making me wonder how hot the actual drive is inside. Instruction manual is very uninformative as well, leaving out critical information when dealing with IDE drives.

Other Thoughts: NOTE: When installing drive, make sure jumper pin settings are set to MASTER, not slave like most enclosures.

^This was left out of the instruction manual and caused me to have to remove the drive for a second time :/ I swear by Rosewill products but I believe I will find a fan cooled equivalent soon.

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  • James B.
  • 1/16/2014 8:55:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

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

Pros: None other than nicely packaged and shipped VERY fast.

Cons: 1st unit arrived DOA. Returned to Newegg (RMA) and had to pay $26 UPS shipping fee to return a $19.99 product (That seems fair, right?)

To top it all off, 2nd unit arrived also DOA.

Hoping to get a refund for item or UPS shipping fee refunded.

Other Thoughts: Perhaps I just got 2 units from a bad bunch???

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 Rosewill 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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  • David M.
  • 1/9/2014 11:18:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

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

Pros: Inexpensive, nice looking and fairly quick setup.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: How does one utilize a stack of old, small IDE drives? Why, just make 'em into USB external drives! Instant portable storage. Sweetness.

A big "THANK YOU" to the many thoughtful reviews on Newegg. I read through quite a few of the reviews on this enclosure, so I knew what to expect when they arrived. The screw holes do take a little coaxing to get them lined up; some older drives are hard to fit because they're so thick; and you do need to pay attention to the instructions/photos so you put the correct screws into each spot.

I bought 2 of these enclosures and each took about 5 minutes to put together. One of them was initially seen by Linux as a USB 1.0 device, but the problem actually turned out to be a faulty 3rd-party USB A-B cable. After replacing that faulty 3rd-party cable with the one that originally came with the enclosure, the enclosure was correctly seen as USB 2.0.

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  • Bryan S.
  • 1/2/2014 6:58:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice case, no spin-down

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

Pros: Very sturdy case. Nice block of metal that probably helps to dissipate heat. DC power is standard coaxial type, not some weird PS/2 knockoff connection that I've had for other enclosures. Connections are simple and sturdy.

Cons: No HDD Spindown!?!?! I bought this to make a NAS drive (with a USB NAS device I bought elsewhere), but left it on overnight and it was still spinning in the morning. Would be a good case for traveling or temporary use, but not for NAS.

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  • Curtis W.
  • 11/23/2013 3:51:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job.

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

Pros: Works as intended.

Cons: n/a

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  • Bobby H.
  • 11/23/2013 6:50:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsno USB cable

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

Pros: It works with an old IDE drive I needed.

Cons: Did not come with a USB cable.

Other Thoughts: This device doesn't have many parts, how hard is it to make sure they all get put in the box? I bought the SATA version too, and it came with a USB cable so at least I had one handy.

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  • Robert W.
  • 10/1/2013 7:54:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Hard drive works fine, starts up and easy setup

Cons: The transfer speed is really slow, even after defragging the drive I'm barely getting 500kbps transfers even on USB2.0.

Other Thoughts: Works, but just barely

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 test this enclosure with another hard disk to verify transfer speed. IDE caps at 167MBps and USB2.0 at 60MBps. This is either the enclosure or the disk limiting the transfer speed.
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

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Daniel F.
  • 9/11/2013 9:44:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it is supposed to!

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

Pros: Doing exactly what it is supposed, while looking attractive for less than $20 is pretty amazing I think. Had to burn a DVD the other day and the computer I was using only had a DVD-ROM. Hooked the connectors of this enclosure to a PATA DVD burner I had. Vomputer saw the burner immediately and burned a DVD without a hitch. Cool!

Cons: Screws are a little funky to get in but it's an inexpensive item. They do work and the item looks nice

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