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Rosewill METAS Rigid Aluminum Body and ABS plastic top cover 3.5" Black / Silver 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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Turn your 3.5" SATA HDD into portable drive with the Rosewill METAS external enclosure. Constructed with rigid aluminum body, this enclosure guarantees confident protection for your drive and precious data, as well as enhanced heat dissipation for stable, cool operation. eSATA and USB 3.0 dual connectors boost the data transfer to a new level. Installation and maintenance are effortless with flip-up upper cover. An 80mm cooling is also built in - no more worry even during extended full load operation. Up to 3TB support. (Windows Vista/7)

  • newegg Aluminum Body Featuring aluminum cover and easy swap tray, the Rosewill METAS BLACK HDD enclosure delivers excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable protection for your hard drive.
  • newegg SATA I/II Hard Drive Support The SATA II interface delivers an amazing internal data rate for ultra-fast file transfer.
  • newegg Built-in 80mm Cooling Fan The Rosewill METAS BLACK 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.
  • newegg Dual Interface The Rosewill METAS BLACK 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.
  • newegg Unique Flip-up upper cover Customer can have better solution for exchange hard drive disk in a safer and cooler environment.
  • newegg Power Switch The power of Rosewill METAS BLACK can be switch while computer still working. In addition, customers do not need to disconnect computer and enclosure.

Turn your 3.5" SATA HDD into portable drive with the Rosewill METAS external enclosure. Constructed with rigid aluminum body, this enclosure guarantees confident protection for your drive and precious data, as well as enhanced heat dissipation for stable, cool operation. eSATA and USB 3.0 dual connectors boost the data transfer to a new level. Installation and maintenance are effortless with flip-up upper cover. An 80mm cooling is also built in - no more worry even during extended full load operation. Up to 3TB support. (Windows Vista/7)

  • newegg Aluminum Body Featuring aluminum cover and easy swap tray, the Rosewill METAS BLACK HDD enclosure delivers excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable protection for your hard drive.
  • newegg SATA I/II Hard Drive Support The SATA II interface delivers an amazing internal data rate for ultra-fast file transfer.
  • newegg Built-in 80mm Cooling Fan The Rosewill METAS BLACK 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.
  • newegg Dual Interface The Rosewill METAS BLACK 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.
  • newegg Unique Flip-up upper cover Customer can have better solution for exchange hard drive disk in a safer and cooler environment.
  • newegg Power Switch The power of Rosewill METAS BLACK can be switch while computer still working. In addition, customers do not need to disconnect computer and enclosure.


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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  • 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 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 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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  • Allen 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 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 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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  • 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 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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  • Kelly H.
  • 6/27/2013 2:03:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect (Needs Extra Trays)

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

Pros: I was and still am very excited about this device. I have had multiple docks/enclosures in the past and they all felt cheap. This one is heavy, sturdy, and can sit flat or on its side. The fan is a nice touch and the Sata II, eSata and USB transfer speeds are great.

Cons: This would be a 5 star if Rosewill sold extra trays. Part of the appeal of this product is the tray that slides easily in and out of the dock. However, Rosewill doesn't sell extra trays. The tray must be used and it has to screw onto the HDD, making it very inconvenient to use this dock with multiple drives. I do not see the point in even having a removable tray if you can't affix multiple trays to other HDDs. In this case it would have been smarter and cheaper to manufacture this w/o the tray and just slide a bare HDD into it. If Rosewill sold extra trays this would be a 5 star product.

Other Thoughts: I contacted Rosewill and they confirmed they do not sell extra trays. I expressed the same concern I did in this review and they were kind enough to reply:

"Thank you for your feedback.
Unfortunately, we are unaware of any plans to offer additional trays for the Metas enclosure currently. However, rest assured that I have forwarded your thought to product management to review. They will share your input with the appropriate parties who will in turn take any action required if they deem it necessary.
Your understanding will be appreciated."

***If you would like extra trays please email Rosewill and maybe the demand will be high enough that they will sell them separately.***

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  • Al R.
  • 4/26/2013 4:48:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

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

Pros: esata
fan
easy install

Cons: Every backup image I run has errors when using this external. Took the hard drive out, put it in another enclosure I have, and the backups complete fine.

Other Thoughts: Buy a WD or Seagate external with a longer warranty and better reliability.

I have purchased other Rosewill products, but this enclosure is just not reliable. I have two of them and they are BOTH problematic. The other one died after a few weeks.

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  • Ewald K.
  • 4/18/2013 5:10:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Has fan to cool hard drive. Fan speed adjustable to low noise level, it appears the hard drive itself is noisier than the fan at low speed. Enclosure looks fairly good, it doesn't look out of place on my desk. Operation with e-sata works fine. Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 12.04 are functional. I am using a 3TB Toshiba disk.

Cons: USB 3 connection is not consistently recognized. I tried it with 2 PCs, Windows 7 Pro and Ubuntu 12.04. It recognizes a 2105 device, but the disk is not always useable.

With e-sata the blue light is permanently on, not flashing when disk is doing I/O (with USB, when it works, the blue LED flashes when there is disk activity).

Considering the price of the unit, a RMA is not cost effective. In particular since e-sata is working satisfactorily.

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  • Philip G.
  • 4/10/2013 1:38:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFunctional

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

Pros: Cooling fan
eSATA (aka very fast)
3 TB support under Linux (CentOS 5.9)
Easy to change the drives

Cons: Case is a tad on the flimsy side.

Other Thoughts: For 3 TB volumes, you have to use a GPT (GUID partition table). Under Linux, this means gdisk and not fdisk.

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  • Giovanni C.
  • 3/23/2013 11:51:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggxellent

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

Pros: The fact that its USB 3.0 and eSata alone are great selling points. And for the price, you can buy this and a fast drive and save a bundle as oppose to buying an external drive

Cons: Seems when you put your computer to sleep it doesn't find the drive right away when you wake your computer up, this can be a deal breaker for some for sure.

Switching drives is cumbersome since you have to screw the plate to your hard drive and unscrewed it if you want to swap for another one. If you are constantly switching drives it might not be right for you.

Other Thoughts: The fan is not as loud as others have mentioned and there is a way to reduce the noise in the back so I am not sure whats the issue. I am definitely buying few more of these once

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