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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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  • 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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  • NOLAN F.
  • 10/8/2014 7:33:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUSB 2.0 Speed ??

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 design, the "front panel," and the fan. I bought the USB 2.0 model a year ago, but wanted the 3.0 speeds for transferring bigger items more frequently.

Cons: No idea why, but it operates at USB 2.0 speeds (average 28mb/sec). I have a new motherboard, 1TB Barracuda HDD, and multiple 3.0 USB ports to test (front panel with case, motherboard ports), and even a laptop with a 3.0 port. They all read the same speeds.

Unfortunately I have no eSATA ports.

I won't say this is a bad product, but I cannot be entirely sure. I may have to get a replacement to find out.

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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  • Bruce C.
  • 10/6/2014 2:41:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice For The Money

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

Pros: > Attractive
> Enclosure has fan
> Cables plenty long
> Works

This Rosewill RX-358 U3C enclosure appears to be really nice for the money (I got it on sale for $29.99). I have had it a few months now and have used it a number of times and have experienced no issues whatever.

I first used it to create a system image (74.4GB) of a Samsung Pro 256GB SSD to a 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA 6GB drive and it made the image in 7 minutes and 23 seconds. As a test, I connected the same Seagate drive directly to a SATA 6GB connector on my computer and it made the same system image in 7 minutes an 2 seconds. So SATA is still marginally faster, but the USB 3.0 speed of the enclosure is fine.

The (wall wart) power supply cable is 75" long and the USB cable 3.0 cable is 1 meter (~39") long. It's a heavy duty cable but fairly flexible (it is 0.19" -- or 4.5mm thick -- or about 2/3 the thickness of most modern SSDs). There is also an E-SATA cable included.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: As some have noted, the blue LEDs are bright, but they don't bother me. Should they annoy to you, you can simply snip off a piece of electrical tape and stick it over half of the LED. The fan is a nice touch. It works fine and is fairly quiet. I don't even notice it most of the time. It can be disabled and with the enclosure being aluminum (acting as a heat sink) the fan probably isn't even needed. I left mine enabled.

It's a fairly simple unit but the construction appears to be sturdy and it has worked fine so far. It looks more expensive than its price would indicate. If you looking for a powered external enclosure for a 3.5" drive, this one is decent for the money.

I would recommend it to friends.


(Note to Newegg: in my previous review, I inadvertently listed the "Pros" under "Cons." Please delete the previous review.)

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  • Michael H.
  • 10/3/2014 6:50:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what I was looking for!

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 install a drive into this case. I installed a 640GB WD drive into it and now I can access my archived pics with ease whenever I want to. (The drive came out of my old windows Vista computer) I plugged the enclosure into my new computer with windows 8.1 and it works great! If you are looking for an enclosure, this one is for you! A great price and great quality and great service from Newegg!
I had my new enclosure within two days of ordering! (i was expecting 4-7 days) Very happy! It took less than 5 minutes to assemble it!

Cons: The only con as i see it, is I would have liked to have had some stick on rubber feet to put on it. I will have to buy some of those now.

Other Thoughts: I can tell you that if anybody asked me for a very good quality hard drive enclosure, I would recommend this one to them. This is a great deal and it won't break the bank!

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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 Y.
  • 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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