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Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 4TB (WinXP Not supported 3TB/4TB)
  • Aluminum / Plastic
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Learn more about the Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX-358 U3C BLK

Spec

Color
Black
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum / Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA I/II
External Interface
USB3.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 4TB (WinXP Not supported 3TB/4TB)
Fan
Yes
Specifications
Chipset: Asmedia1051 + Asmedia1453

Material: Aluminum case, two sides plastic panel and internal metal tray

Power: 12V 2A Power Adapter
Features
Universal fitting for 3.5" SATA I / II HDD

Back panel Power ON/OFF switch

Complies with SATA I / II, speed up to 3G/sec

Complies with USB 3.0, speed up to 5G/sec

Complies with eSATA, speed up to 3G/sec

backward compatible with USB2.0, USB1.0

Compatibility

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

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
7.6" x 4.92" x 1.77"

Packaging

Package Contents
RX-358 U3C Unit
AC Power Adapter
USB 3.0 Cable
eSATA cable
Screw pack

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • John H.
  • 12/3/2014 1:41:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsA Great SATA Enclosure

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: The device features a quiet 80mm fan; Assembly is very easy; Built well for endurance

Cons: The manual is full of errors; No non-skid pads on bottom; metal to metal inside the case (HDD rests on metal, not cushioning material).

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these enclosures so I can use SATA drives from a retired computer. Assembly was amazingly simple and the HDD slid into the SATA connector securely. I chose to use USB 3.0, and the connection is pretty fast. These are plug and play, no drivers required. As soon as I fired them up, I immediately had access to the files on the HDD.

Step 4 instructs to secure the HDD with four screws, and then step 5 instructs to slide the HDD into the SATA connectors. They run quiet even though they have large 80mm fans which keep the case amazingly cool. My only gripes have to do with the lack of rubber non-slip pads which should be on the bottom of the unit to minimize vibration, and the lack of cushioning material inside the drive. The HDD contacts the metal directly. My other gripe is the manual. It is pretty much useless. I found several errors. Step 4 has you secure the HDD with screws, then step 5 instructs that you slide the HDD into the SATA connector. This actually already occurred during step 3, and can't occur in step 5 since the screws have already secured the HDD. The manual also continues by giving instructions for formatting the drive. It sounds as if this is a routine procedure. However if I had done this, I would have erased all the data on my drives. Fortunately I know enough not to do this. The manual should have a note that formatting is only required for a new/blank drive. Overall, I'm really happy with these enclosures. They are well built (except the 2 flaws I mentioned), and quiet. A good choice for a very reasonable price.

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  • Andrew Q.
  • 11/15/2014 4:50:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with 6TB drive

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Works with Windows 7 and a 6TB HGST 7200rpm hard drive. Specs say 4TB maximum capacity, but my new 6TB drive works just fine.

Cons: blue LEDs are a little annoying, easy enough to disconnect though.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 11/7/2014 3:57:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks with 6TB

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: I bought 2 of these when they were a higher price. I've been running 1 of them on an HTPC for well over a year with a 3TB Seagate. Swapped the Seagate with a brand new 6TB HGST drive from Newegg and it works perfectly with it.

Cons: The Seagate died in about a year. The fan in this unit is pretty weak, but does pull some air across. I used the drive very lightly as it was just archiving media. I don't know if it's because Seagate is a bad drive since it has documented high failure rates or the fan on the unit wasn't good enough. Another glitch is the wires on the side. Be careful putting your screws in. I didn't notice the thin wire was in the way, and ran a through screw it, exposing the bare metal inside the wire. I wrapped it in electrical tape as it was just for the light on front, and it seems to work fine. But it should've been secured better.

Other Thoughts: I like these so much, I'm getting more. If you don't need lightning or firewire, this is about the best you're going to get for the money. You will need to add rubber "feet" from your favorite supercenter if you want to stack these units as the fan would be blocked.

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  • Gary R.
  • 11/6/2014 3:46:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Great external drive package. Low price

Cons: No Cons

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/3/2014 6:34:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Very nice alternative to your typical external hard drives. Love having the ability to slap in a drive and transfer files to/from it without having to open up my PC. Not sure if it is the enclosure itself or the drives I've put into it but this thing seems a bit faster than any external USB 3.0 drive that I've ever owned.

Cons: Takes a bit of time to unscrew everything and swap drives. Would be nice if it was faster/easier....but at this price point I'm not going to complain too much.

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  • Troy W.
  • 10/28/2014 1:34:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: I actually like the LED and side fan. For me, the fan is ultra quiet. The unit can be set on it's side, or lay horizontal. Performance is fine, can't expect much more out of USB 3.0 with SATA II.

Cons: Doesn't offer SATA III supported drives. While I understand that the throughput on USB 3.0 is limited to 5Gbps (theoretical), it just would be great to get some SATA III capability (6Gbps)... it can be done. do it.

Other Thoughts: I'm not so keen on how the fan is housed in the unit creating an uneven surface. You really can not lay the unit down on the fan side. What would have been nice is to just make the unit a little larger and square (looking at it's front profile). and have a small gap internally with the fan and have ventilation holes around the sides to let air in. This way the unit could lay down on either side and still have air flow.

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  • Christopher M.
  • 10/26/2014 11:48:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Alum.

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Solid unit, I like the aluminum construction vs plastic. Easy to use and installation. Well thought out design. Fairly stable when stood up as designed.

Cons: Minor, see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Some reviewers stated that the tabs which the HD rests on are to high, I found this to be true. No issue sliding HD into place, a little effort though to get the rear HD mounting screws in. HD must be pressed into enclosure to align rear holes. Blue LED are pretty bright, but not a bother. Takes some time to switch out HD's, would like to see a design to hold HD that incorporated pins instead of screws? I have two now and would purchase more if needed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/19/2014 8:23:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsis it just me?

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: usb 3.0 and esata
very quiet 80mm fan

Cons: I have a 1TB WD green (I think... could be blue) drive and when I had it in my previous external enclosure (an eagle consus) it would connect no problem... but it was usb 2.0 so I wanted to upgrade. I have another one of these rosewill drive enclosures for my 2tb music backup drive but Im using esata with that one exclusively (its also usb 2.0) and its been fine so I got this version for my 1tb drive. For some reason I have to turn it off and on about 15 times to get the drive to connect. Its weird it didnt do that before and my other rosewill enclosure doesnt do it... whats the deal?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
 
Thank you for contacting Rosewill Support.
We apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing with our product.
We will gladly assist you with your problem.

We have recently made available a new firmware update which disables the power savings feature of the RX-358 V2. Please download the firmware update tool, firmware .bin file, and the firmware update procedure .pdf on our Rosewill.com website. Direct link http://www.rosewill.com/products/916/ProductDetail_Download.htm
 
The firmware update will need to be performed over a USB connection.
 
1. Download the Firmware update tool, firmware .bin file, and firmware update procedure .pdf
2. Power on your RX-358 V2
3. Connect your RX-358 V2 enclosure to your computer via USB
4. Run the Firmware update tool
5. Select the correct USB Disk
6. Click on Load File and select the .bin firmware file
7. Click on Run
8. The unit will begin the firmware update process.
9. Once the firmware update is complete, it will prompt you to Turn-Off the RX-358 V2 unit and Turn-On again.
10. Close the Firmware Update Tool program
11. End.
 
Thank you for choosing Rosewill.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.
 
Sincerely,
 
Rosewill Support
Call Center 1-800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

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  • Josiah P.
  • 10/13/2014 9:03:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeems like a great enclosure but was incompatible with my Airport Extreme (4th gen)

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: Fan is very quiet. Unless you are right next to the drive you will not hear it. But it works very well to keep drive temps low.
Comes with USB 3.0 and eSATA cables

Cons: Incompatible with Airport Extreme (4th generation) as an Airport Disk.
I needed to use the enclosure to attach my backup hard drive to the router, and for whatever reason the enclosure kept disconnecting from the router. It was the worst when using the enclosed USB 3.0 cable, with which the drive would lose its connection within 5 minutes. When I subbed in an old usb 2.0 cable, the drive would stay connected to the router for up to an hour, but still always disconnect. This is the first enclosure I've had that has issues working as an Airport Disk. Too bad, because I really liked the rest of the enclosure's features.

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 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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  • NOLAN F.
  • 10/8/2014 3:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNeeded to Install USB 3.0 drivers on my laptop :S

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 U3C BLK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB3.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: I appreciate the front panel, HDD installation method, fan (and switch), and design.

The speed is obviously very nice, and suits the need of moving big bunches of files frequently.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I was perplexed at first due to only getting USB 2.0 speeds. Yet, lo-and-behold, a problem that I did not think would arise, I had to install USB 3.0 drivers on a laptop (that I guess I assumed they would have been dealt with already.)

Well there goes the utter confusion to the problem of a weird blaring flaw on what the enclosure is based on.

(and if my other review was submitted, it is not to this enclosure's discredit, but to an assumed function on the part of the initial laptop installation)

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