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Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 3TB (WinXP Not supported 3TB)
  • Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover
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Learn more about the Rosewill METAS

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
METAS

Spec

Color
Black / Silver
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
100-240 AC Adapter with 12V/ DC output
Material
Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover
Internal Interface
SATA I/II
External Interface
USB3.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 3TB (WinXP Not supported 3TB)
Fan
1 x 80mm fan
Specifications
Back panel Power ON/OFF switch

Front panel LED for Power & R/W activity

Flip-up upper cover design

Main Chipset: Asmedia1051 and Asmedia 1453

Operates at Super (5Gbps) or High (480Mbps) or Full (12Mbps) speed

SATA to USB 3.0, backward compatible to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1

Power: AC Adapter UL/LPS/FCC
Features
Aluminum Body - Featuring aluminum cover and easy swap tray, the Rosewill METAS HDD enclosure delivers excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable protection for your hard drive.

SATA I/II Hard Drive Support - The SATA II interface delivers an amazing internal data rate for ultra-fast file transfer.

Built-in 80mm Cooling Fan - The Rosewill METAS features a built-in 80mm cooling fan with large vents on the side and front panels for enhanced ventilation. With the fan controller, you can turn up and down fan speed for use.

Dual Interface - The Rosewill METAS features an eSATA port for an ultra-fast data transfer speed of up to 3Gb/s and a USB 3.0 port for plug-and-play connectivity.

Unique Flip-up upper cover - Customer can have better solution for exchange hard drive disk in a safer and cooler environment.

Power Switch: The power of Rosewill METAS can be switch while computer still working. In addition, customers do not need to disconnect computer and enclosure.

Windows 8 Compatible.

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
WinXP/Vista/Win7/Win8 ,and MAC OS 10.x and Above,and Linux2.4.1.0 or Above

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
7.76" x 4.80" x 1.98"

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Lacey W.
  • 9/16/2014 7:24:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUPDATE Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Great case design. Works well in USB 2 mode. Run cooler. Adjustable fan. Easy to install drives. Would be easy to switch if you could get more drive holders. The case can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Cost is about right. Having eSATA and USB 3 is great.

Cons: I bought 2 of these Ext. Enclosures and both can not hold contact with the drive in USB 3 nor eSATA modes. The drive connection drops out and only rebooting the system will bring them back. (works well in USB 2 Mode only). See update in other thoughts below.

Other Thoughts: I tried many configurations and found that these 2 cases will work as advertised IF and ONLY IF they are connected to the motherboard direct. They will not work in USB3 nor eSATA modes and loose the connections with the drive if connected to a HUB or front case connection. USB2 mode works every where no problems. Other USB3 & eSTA items work fine at the hubs and front case ports. The 2 cases should do like wise, there is still a problem. Rosewill tech assist is trying to help sort out the problem. Still a good company to buy from.

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  • Lacey W.
  • 9/12/2014 9:28:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUSB 3 & eSATA modes drop connection

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Great case design. Works well in USB 2 mode. Run cooler. Adjustable fan. Easy to install drives. Would be easy to switch if you could get more drive holders. The case can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Cost is about right. Having eSATA and USB 3 is great if they worked.

Cons: I have bought many Rosewill products in the past and all were great. This case is not up to their high standards. I bought 2 of these Ext. Enclosures and both can not hold contact with the drive in USB 3 nor eSATA modes. The drive connection drops out and only rebooting the system will bring them back. (works well in USB 2 Mode only). Tried many drives, on many systems ( WIN 8.1), cables, same results. No hot swapping ability in either mode, must reboot.

Other Thoughts: I hope Rosewill will look into this and do something. Do not buy until a fix is found (firmware? software?) and put out or updated. If not I suggest a recall of these defective models. Should make & sell extra trays. They should add optional stand off pads/legs for horizontal stacking of 2 or more. It could be that I was just unlucky to get 2 bad cases.

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 our product please contact us 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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  • Robert T.
  • 9/9/2014 6:32:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDied after three years of use

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: - Very easy to install hard drive
- Variable speed fan
- Aluminum enclosure
- Can be oriented horizontally or vertically
- USB 3.0 & eSata ports

Cons: - It would be nice if Newegg offered extra trays for this

Other Thoughts: This unit I've had since 2011 and it ran fine until recently when I started noticing poor performance from the hard drive (2-5MB/sec read speed). After a couple power cycles the drive would not spin up, but the enclosure fan and led still work. Took the drive out and plugged it into my trusty Thermaltake Blacx dock, and drive works fine.

Unfortunately, it is out of warranty. It's too bad because it is a nice enclosure. Not sure if I am going to buy it again.

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  • Michael B.
  • 9/4/2014 6:24:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssmall test

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: All that it says it is.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: I normally don't post this soon but I wanted to get this in. You mount your HDD onto a tray, with screws. Fine by me, I'm using a 1T drive for backup. So if you're looking to hot swap this isn't it.

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  • Justin C.
  • 7/7/2014 6:41:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: E-sata, easy to remove disk (doesn't need to be completely disassembled like others). Reliable connection when connecting to a usb2 port.

Cons: I have a WD Black 2Tb with the jumper set to 3Gb/s (Sata II) in this enclosure and it disconnects randomly every 10 minutes or so while connected to a usb3 port, which makes file transfers constantly fail. It disconnects, then immediately reconnects, which brings up the autoplay dialogs for each partition and this is extremely annoying. Works fine with usb2, so thankfully my new laptop has one old usb2 port.

Other Thoughts: The only reason I bought this was faster usb3 connectivity because I already had a usb2 external enclosure. Since it only works reliably with usb2, this purchase was a complete waste of $$

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 our product please contact us 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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  • Dale M.
  • 6/29/2014 4:38:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Good Hard Drive Enclosure

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: I really like the build of this external hard drive case. It has good cooling and the aluminum case is nice and not to big. It has USB 3 backward compatible with USB 2 as well along with Esata port which is what I use.

Cons: The one really big thing I do not like about this unit is no power switch on the front of the unit? It is on the back? The other small things I do not like about it is it does not have an activity LED on the front; it only has a power indicator. So because it does not have the power switch on the front I removed one star due to bad planning from the manufacture…

Other Thoughts: If it had the power switch and a activity LED as well as extra hard drive racks available, it would get 5 stars...

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  • Chase M.
  • 12/2/2013 10:36:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Have used multiple hard disk drives in this with no problem! Swapping out hard drives is as simple as removing the sled, unscrewing at least two screws (or more if you choose to secure the drive. I just use two, though) and then screwing in the new drive.

Cons: Not 100% tool-less, but I can get away with only using two screws so it's still pretty convenient.

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  • William S.
  • 11/21/2013 11:09:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: This is a very cool running case with fan. It's easy to install and replace drive. You can hear the fan, but it's pretty quite. Pretty well built. Running 3TB for video editing. Will probably get a couple more. USB 3 seems fast. Haven't' tested speed though.

Cons: None that I can see.

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  • tyler s.
  • 9/16/2013 10:57:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: fast and reliable

Cons: o

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  • Zachary C.
  • 8/3/2013 3:24:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerfect Blend of Style and Functionality

This review is from: Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: It has both USB 3.0 and eSATA!
It has fully adjustable fan speed.
It looks gorgeous!
It does exactly what I need it to do.

Cons: You can't turn off the fan.
It has no HDD activity light (only a power light) when using eSATA.
The flip-up cover is more flexible than it looks in the pictures.

Other Thoughts: There is no separate HDD activity light. If using USB (see "cons"), the power light flickers off when the drive is being accessed. Kind of a neat idea, even though I'm more of a "blinkenlights" person.

I would only need to have an adjustable fan speed switch (Low, Medium, High, Off) rather than a fully-adjustable wheel-based one, but it's nice to have the option.

The tab doesn't need to be pressed in too much (at least on my unit) to flip up the front cover. This can be either a pro or a con, depending on the person.

Even though the pictures show this unit horizontal, there's nothing to prevent it from sliding around on a desk, etc. If you are going to use it horizontally, be sure to have some rubber feet ready.

I am a big fan of the two-tone silver and black design!

I am using this with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (item # N82E16822148697) I got with it (hooray, first Newegg purchases) and I'm very satisfied with this purchase; it looks beautiful and it just works!

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