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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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  • Roger H.
  • 9/26/2014 5:47:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent portable drive

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

Pros: Neat installation, sturdy construction, easy installation, cools the drive so it runs cool instead of quite warm, so I have no concerns about a long backup

Cons: none as of yet

Other Thoughts: I don't use e-sata as USB3 is much faster. I'm going to have to resort to NAS before long.

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  • Jack P.
  • 9/17/2014 6:45:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 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: USB 3.0 works with my Gigabyte X79 and X99 motherboards

Cons: eSATA DOES NOT work with my Gigabyte X79 and X99 motherboards. Works fine with my older XFX 790i Ultra motherboard.

Other Thoughts: I don't see a firmware upgrade on the Rosewill website. So I guess this product is now obsolete

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.

The item is not obsolete and we are currently looking into reasons as to why this is not working. If you are willing to send us a video sample of the issue you are having to us for further evaluation that would be great. You can send it to one of the email addresses listed below.

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 M.
  • 8/29/2014 8:51:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product!

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

Pros: 1. Ease of use.
2. USB 3.0
3. eSATA
4.Compatibility

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Well, I got lucky on this one... I can verify the RX-358 will work with a 6TB drive. Running a Seagate 6TB Desktop hard drive. Took a gamble and it worked!

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  • David G.
  • 8/19/2014 7:23:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnear-perfect external drive

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

Pros: Near silent fan and aluminum body keeps HDD cool. The drive sits very securely inside, and the USB 3.0 controller is very good. All transfers happen fairly quickly at USB 3.0 speeds. Obviously a quality, well-built device.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My son has been using this as a storage drive and as a backup drive for the system. Drive is recognized instantly. I've purchased 3 of the eSATA versions before, and they run and run and run. One has run for 2 years 24/7 as a backup for my server operating system, so they are very reliable.

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  • Sean S.
  • 7/31/2014 9:11:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat enclosure

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

Pros: This enclosure is smaller than I expected.

The fan is very quiet.

Compatible with Windows 8.1 and SATA III drives. This is not listed in the specs.

Cons: The LED may be too bright to some. However, you can disable the fan by disconnecting the fan wire from the board.

There are no rubber feet so the enclosure could slide around and scratch your desk.

The enclosure requires ten screws so assembling the enclosure can be tedious and time consuming.

On one of the two enclosures I ordered, one screw that secures the hard drive to the enclosure did not fit because the hole on the enclosure did not alight to the hole on the drive.

If you have to place the enclosure on the right side of your desk, the fan will be facing away from you. You could flip the enclosure upside down but the logo would be upside down.

The instruction manual needs to be updated.

Other Thoughts: The enclosure is great but poorly designed.
Instead of requiring ten screws, the top, side, and bottom should be one piece that slides over the body of the enclosure and secured with thumbscrews.
This, LED on/off or dimmable controls, and rubber feet would make this the perfect enclosure.

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  • Arlis N.
  • 7/16/2014 8:01:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING

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

Pros: Dual Connections eSata and USB 3,0, Bright Blue LED Indicators, Ability to turn fan on and off, Strong Aluminium Body.

Cons: None

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  • Jason A.
  • 7/1/2014 11:40:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks with my 4TB Drive

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

Pros: Recognized my 4TB Seagate Drive running on a 2007 iMac (USB2, not USB3). Fan is always nice, though it might not be all that necessary as the case has plenty portals for ventilation. Case is very sturdy and the fan can be disabled independently of power, which is nice.

Cons: As others have mentioned - the LED's are super bright. The case is not a screwless design. Those aren't really cons to me, but some may not like that. The case should have rubberized feet included.

Other Thoughts: I've purchased several of these over the years and all are still working properly. The older cases would not see the full 4TB but this one does as reported by NewEgg. As long as it stands the test of time, I'll be happy with it.

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  • Edward G.
  • 6/24/2014 12:24:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuit just after warranty ran out

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

Pros: Unit worked great to start with. USB3 and eSATA both gave great transfer times.

Cons: I only used this unit about 10 times until this past weekend when I went to backup some files and the drive was not running. I took drive out and used an external cable and the drive was fine. Tried another drive and same thing.

Other Thoughts: I contacted Rosewill to see if they would help out since the unit was only a couple of months out of warranty and was told sorry no help for you. Last Rosewill product I buy for home or work. And I buy a lot for work. Oh well.

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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  • Gregory S.
  • 6/14/2014 2:08:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete waste of money

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

Pros: Has cooling fan
Solid construction
Works with drives up to 4TB (I only used a 3TB drive in it).

Cons: USB 3.0 port broke within a month of using the enclosure.
LEDs are a tad bright.

Other Thoughts: Judging by its specs and price, I had hoped this would be a high quality product, but sadly one half of its usefulness (arguably the better half) broke after only a month or so of using the enclosure. I have always had some minor difficulties using eSATA on my Windows 7 machine, so the reason I bought this expensive external case was because it had both eSATA *and* USB 3.0. Much to my dismay, only the eSATA port works now... which is quite disappointing. I would have returned this product to the manufacturer but I was not quick enough to get around to it before the warranty period expired and now I am stuck with a half-broken piece of equipment. The eSATA port has been working so far without much headache, but again, the *MAIN* reason I bought it was to have the option of using USB 3.0 when needed, and now that part is useless. The only reason I even spent such a large amount of money on an external HDD enclosure was because I had hoped it would be the last one I'd have to buy in a long time... looks like I was wrong. I will never buy a Rosewill product again. If you want to spend $60 on a HDD enclosure, I'd recommend a different brand.

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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  • Mike K.
  • 6/2/2014 10:59:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with 4TB drive

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

Pros: Easy to set up, attractive
Good ventilation
Comes with eSATA and USB cables

Cons: The blue lights are pretty bright, but it doesn't bother me. Looks kind of cool, actually.
The box states that it only supports 2TB, but NewEgg says 4TB.
Metal frame; so if you have a piano-finish CPU case as I do, and rest the enclosure on the case, it could scratch it if not careful.

Other Thoughts: I was apprehensive getting it since some reviews say it didn't work with 4TB. My Seagate 4tb works fine, and I don't see why not, as long as you Operating System supports it. Be sure to partition it correctly to get full 4tb (ie, GPT + NTFS).

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