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Rosewill RX-DU101 Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 Docking Station

  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Support up to 2TB HDD
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Accessing your hard drives could never be easier with the Rosewill RX-DU101 docking station. This docking device allows you to exchange data stored on 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD over USB 2.0 interface, without the hassle-of opening case and connecting cables. Hot-swap capability makes it great for multi-HDD use, while LED indicator gives intuitive status on power and activity.

  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The USB 2.0 interface provides high bandwidth of up to 480Mbps for fast data transfer.
  • newegg Easy HDD Removal A conveniently placed Eject button allows quick HDD removal with a press of button.

Learn more about the Rosewill RX-DU101

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX-DU101

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
2.5" up to 1TB ; 3.5" up to 2TB
Fan
No
Features
Plug and play

Supports transfer rates up to 480 Mbps with USB 2.0

Hot-Swap capability for rapid multi HDDs

LED indicator for power on and HDD access

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/vista/7, Mac:OS8.6 and above,Linux

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
5.12" x 3.7" x 2.68"

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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  • Steven S.
  • 8/21/2014 1:38:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLook closely!

Pros: After re-working this, it does function according to specs

Cons: This device, as shipped, is NOT worth the price, unless you are able to re-work it.

Other Thoughts: I've purchased 3 of these, at 2 different times.

All 3 arrived with damage, caused by POOR construction, and shipment methods.

#1, There is a base counter-weight, made out of cast iron, that is BARELY secured, if you were transporting it to your friend's house, carefully. These rode a ship, pounding through the ocean, from China. (And, after that, they ended up on a truck, to be delivered to your house.) In all 3 I've gotten, the counter-weight was broken loose, and bouncing against the circuit board.

#2, the socket does not allow for the HDD to properly contact the connections below. Also, the "eject" function merely pushes up on the bottom of the HDD.
A fix is to COMPLETELY remove the "eject" function, and just pull the drive out. Also, remove the base plate, along with the loose chunk of cast iron. Remove the screws mounting the circuit board, and the board. Take a drill bit larger than the base of the mounting holes, and with your fingers, drill it down a bit. (1/8th inch should do.) Re-mount the circuit board, and you're fine.

I've got 3 re-worked units, and, after re-working them, they work just fine. I just have to physically PULL the HDD out, which is all the "eject" lever does.

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 send us pictures of the damages and 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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  • John S.
  • 8/16/2014 12:48:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSkip it for E-sata

Pros: Works well (a year and a half). Lasts long IF you unplug it when not in use.

Cons: Too slow.
I got an e-sata external from Rosewill and it is 10x faster.

Other Thoughts: If your board does not have e-sata (as mine does not), get an add-on for the front or back of your case and run a sata cable from it to a sata header and voila!

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  • Wallace W.
  • 8/4/2014 11:52:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNow Works With WIndows 8.1

Pros: Works very effectively, does everything it should, just keeps plugging along.

Cons: Became unusable immediately after upgrading to Windows 8. That problem has been solved.

Other Thoughts: I bought this gem in 2012, while my machine was running Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 8, the device stopped working.

I, too, blamed Rosewill at first, but as it turns out this problem was caused by a software error that rested with Microsoft. Update KB 2967917 was installed on my computer on 8/5/2014. I read details before installing this patch as it was OPTIONAL. I decided to install it because it addressed a problem with USB 2.1 devices not being recognized under certain conditions.
After installing the update and rebooting the computer, I brushed the dust off my RX-DU101 and plugged it back in.

It now works perfectly. You do the math.

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  • David M.
  • 7/9/2014 7:18:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: none

Cons: finally opened these to use them to back up data and of the two I ordered both of them are dead on the first try to use them.

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 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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  • Kevin L.
  • 7/4/2014 12:28:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUsed once ,had no problems

Pros: Plug and play
Works

Cons: Big
feels cheap

Other Thoughts: Got this to transfer files to back up drives ,worked flawlessly

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 6/26/2014 8:36:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery useful.

Pros: Turns all my old SATA hard drives (2.5 & 3.5) into backup units!
Has an off switch.
Feels substantial.

Cons: Transfers can be slow (expected over USB2).
Sometimes the drive needs to be reinserted to make a proper connection.
Uses a wall-wart power supply; the thing's heavy enough why didn't they put the transformer in the device?

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  • jerald h.
  • 6/23/2014 2:27:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works/got them cheap

Cons: non

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  • PAUL F.
  • 6/16/2014 2:29:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I made a comment because I was mad at the cost of sending an item back to newegg but found the company did refund me my money after a brief time on the phone. This make it a good thing and I would by a product from them again.

Cons: It broke in less than 2 weeks of light use

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  • PAUL F.
  • 6/8/2014 12:07:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for....

Pros: The price was the pro but soon did I find you doi get what you pay for

Cons: It stop reading after a week and then I found newegg wants me to pay for the shipping back.$12 for a $15 idem. that would be paying $27 bucks for a $15 idem...I just lost 15 bucks. TAKE YOUR CHANCE?

Other Thoughts: A local store would take it back/or exchange in 30 days . no charge for shipping! I sometime wonder

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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  • Steven S.
  • 6/1/2014 2:12:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStill no QC on the problems I addressed a few months ago

Pros: I've been able to make 3 of these units work well, after re-working the design flaws.

Cons: There are STILL design flaws in these units, as is documented by the recent posts.

#1. The cast iron counterweight (while important) is NOT securely mounted.

#2, the contact from the circuit board inside the adapter, to any HDD installed is WEAK at best. The best I've sen in my 3 examples, is a 1/8th inch contact of a 1/4 inch contact space, at the best. Most were in the neighborhood of 1/16th inch.

If you remove the soft rubber pads on the underside of the base, there are the screws that hold the whole thing together. Remove them, and the cast iron counterweight will come out with the base. 2 more screws hold the circuit board in. remove them.

Now, look at the holes in the back, where all the plugs go through. If you notice, the covering label is lower than the real holes. Open up that area.

Now, get a drill about 3/16ths in diameter, hold it your fingers, and lower (raise really) the mounting points for those 2 mounting screws. Only about 1/8th of an inch.

Now, get some double-sided padded sticky tape, and affix the cast iron counterweight to the bottom panel, and re-assemble.

I'm posting this, because these units will run just fine, once they have been fixed, and Rosewill REFUSES to do so.

All 3 that I own work just fine, once I fixed them.

Other Thoughts: Good product, once it is properly built!

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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