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Rosewill RX-C202 3.5" SATA Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for Dual 2.5" SATA SSD / HDD

  • Color: Black
  • Material: Stainless Steel Rack, SECC Body & Plastic Panel
  • Internal interface: SATA X 2
  • External interface: SATA X 2
  • Dimension: 134(L) X 102(W) X 25(H) mm
  • Weight: 275g
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The RX-C202 3.5-inch SATA Mobile Rack lets you install two 2.5-inch SATA hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD) into an available/unused standard 3.5-inch drive bay. It supports hot-swap* and tool-free SSD/HDD installation. It eliminates the need for the drives to be installed in a tray, and delivers quick and easy access to hard drives. (*Motherboard needs to support hot swap.)
 

  • newegg Supports Dual 2.5-inch SATA SSDs or HDDs The Rosewill RX-C202 enables two 2.5-inch SATA drives or SSD to be installed into any free 3.5-inch drive bay without the need of tray, caddy, or carrier.
  • newegg Convenient Design The “tool-free SSD/HDD installation” feature enables quick and easy replacement/removal of drives. The hot-swap function allows you to replace your hard drive without shutting down the system.
  • newegg Durable Structure Its stainless steel structure brings tough, reliable hard drive protection. The durable SATA connector with unique design supports over 50,000 times hot swap.

Learn more about the Rosewill RX-C202

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RX-C202

Spec

Specifications
Color: Black
Material: Stainless Steel Rack, SECC Body & Plastic Panel
Internal interface: SATA X 2
External interface: SATA X 2
Dimension: 134(L) X 102(W) X 25(H) mm
Weight: 275g

Features

Features
Fits in standard 3.5" drive bay

Application for 2 X 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD

Hot swap (motherboard needs to support hot swap)

Tool-free SSD/HDD installation

Super durable SATA connector (over 50,000 times hot swap)

Durable stainless steel structure

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Richard K.
  • 7/2/2014 10:21:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Using this to hold my ssd drives.

Cons: The SATA connectors on the back do not have a way to keep the cable attached. If your SATA cable has some tension on it, the cable may pull off the back.

Other Thoughts: I had to put some tape on it to secure the cables.

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  • Nathan H.
  • 4/22/2014 11:02:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine for SSD

Pros: Easy install, fit perfectly in a Rosewill 3.5 to 5.25 converter tray (N82E16817997051). Doors seem solid enough, should survive multiple openings/closings (though I personally won't be hot-swapping).

Cons: No deduction-worthy surprises for me. See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I'm using this for my primary drive which I recently moved to an SSD. As such, I'm not personally too concerned with heat or vibration.

Not sure why it comes with an old Molex-type power cable and not SATA. Of course, most 2.5" drives only use 5V power anyway so not an issue for the drive, but it could be an issue for power supplies with limited molex.

Would have preferred a more robust connector on the board. The SATA cables don't "lock" in place, so be careful and always double check your connections when making changes inside your case.

No ability to lock the drive doors, and doors are spring-powered to automatically eject your drives. Make arrangements (duct tape) if you think you might brush a knee up against the doors frequently.

The enclosure is ALL metal, and I imagine two HDDs installed in this thing might get a little warm being so close with very little airflow. The drive on the bottom is especially cramped. Otherwise, should be pefect for SSD/HDD combo with SSD on the bottom.

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  • Justin P.
  • 3/26/2014 9:45:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid easy to use Drivebay

Pros: Well built solid construction, drives slide in and out easy without issue. Has a nice clean look which worked perfect to house the Raid1 BOOT array for my home server.

Cons: None

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  • Helen F.
  • 2/13/2014 8:51:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great except

Pros: Small, Metal, sturdy, feels solid, doors open and close precisely.

Cons: This can be a bad one, but it's easy to fix. They do a nice job of painting their little drive bay black. However the paint is a bit of an electrical insulator. When I mounted this nice little baby into my PC, I didn't realize that all the painted surfaces have insulated the drive bay fame from computer frame ground. So when I reached out and touched the little door to open it, I felt a significant ZAP! of static electricity, and there was a significant ESD event onto the upper drive bay. This ESD pulse traveled through the SSD mounted in the upper bay causing the entire SSD to be erased. When I tried to boot my PC, I got the dreaded "No operating system!" message. Luckily, I was able to restore the boot image, and the SSD seemed to be OK other than being erased.

Other Thoughts: The fix is simple. Take some sand paper to the mounting holes, and sand off all the paint in a little spot around the mount holes. Also make certain that the rails in your case are not painted in areas around the mounting holes for the cradle that is holding this drive bay. Try to make certain that there is a low resistance path from the drive bay frame and the PC frame your mounting this into.

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  • Matthew R.
  • 1/17/2014 2:25:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Makes it easy to swap out drives when your motherboard supports hot swapping etc. It also works as advertised, slide the tab, the door opens, put a drive it and when you close the door it makes a solid connection. It's also well constructed, not cheap feeling.

Cons: The only thing I can think of is that it doesn't use SATA power, it uses old school IDE power plugs. Not a huge deal, but it is a con.

Other Thoughts: If you are doing hot swapping of drives, or just want quick access to your drives from the front of your machine, it's a no brainer.

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  • Kevin B.
  • 12/3/2013 11:37:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended. No unexpected "features".

Pros: Easy to use. Solid construction, Doesn't feel flimsy at all. Very compact. Once the drives are in the bays, they feel snug. No rattling at all.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The bottom bay was a little tight when closing the latch, and the top was fairly loose, but other then that, it does its job. No issues with the connections.

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  • Thomas T.
  • 11/25/2013 12:43:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect

Pros: Solid piece of equipment that works just like it ought to
Smooth insertion/extraction of SSDs
No chance of breaking anything while changing SSDs; I move the latch and the SSD pops half out of the slot and going in is that safe, too.
This thing will probably out-live me.
Looked just right on the InWin BK623.BN300TBL I bought from Newegg

Cons: SATA connectors stopped staying connected. One SATA plug is broken, but the other isn't and it still won't stay on.

Other Thoughts: I wish every part I bought was built this solid. But for the SATA connectors, this is all I'd ever need for a RAID 1 to safeguard my work (I write fiction). I bought another (from Newegg) that's not the same last-a-lifetime quality but the SATA cable stays connected. I buy lots of Rosewill parts and this is the first problem I've had. It's mounted behind the flap over the 3.5" bays on a tank-like Topower case I got from Newegg for about the same price as this mobile rack. The lights don't work, but I couldn't see them if they did. The rack works perfect but for the lights.
Newegg's customer service and shipping are the best in the business, five eggs. Newegg gets it right every time, for me - since 2004.

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  • Kirk B.
  • 11/23/2013 7:08:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice chassis, odd power connectors

Pros: Quick, easy install. Good spring action release mechanism.

Cons: The power connectors (one for each bay) require a large "IDE" 4 pin power connector from your power supply, which then splits out to a slim "SATA" power connector and a small 4 pin power connector for the LED light on the chassis. Not too big of a deal if your power supply still has that many IDE power connectors, mine only had 1 ... second bay runs just fine, but without the light ... on the other hand, one light is kinda bright ... two might have been obnoxious.

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  • Zachary P.
  • 11/15/2013 5:23:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product!

Pros: This rack does exactly what it's supposed to. Gives great functionality for hot-swapping SSDs or Laptop HDDs. The lights are a nice little feature, but are just gravy on top of the rest.

The Bay is well built, and unlike what other reviews have said, it doesn't seem flimsy at all, at least not in comparison to others that I've used.

Cons: The device is powered by a Molex connector. You can certainly use a SATA power connector, but if you do, you won't be able to use the bay lights, to show if a drive is currently in a certain bay. It's not a deal-breaker, but it makes cabling a little bit sloppier.

Other Thoughts: Regardless of my one minor gripe about the power, it's a great device. Just don't forget to purchase a 5.25" to 3.5" bay converter with it, so you'll have somewhere to put it!

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  • Steve S.
  • 11/4/2013 9:26:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice - BUT Be Aware

Pros: Does what its supposed to. Looks nice. Solid drive mount for reliable SATA connection - IF you're careful. A very slick setup that as of yet has not caused any thermal issues running two Seagate Hybrid drives. I have three of these in identical computers for our recording studio. Two have broken - but my fault for the most part. See Cons.

Cons: I do not have easy, close access to computer hardware stores being located in a somewhat rural area. That being said, when these arrived I did not have an appropriate SATA power adapter or extension available. So, I took the one already attached to the Dell powersupply which has two power plugs in tandem on a single line. It was very difficult to get the plug wires compressed enough to fit onto the power connector on the Rosewill rack.and I ended up breaking one of the power connectors on the Rosewill but was able to still use it with some work. Also, be careful when opening the drive doors. One time I was going to swap drives and my finger slipped while opening the door. With nothing to stop the door once the button latch was pushed it opened so hard it broke the hinge and I had to throw it away. My fault but cheap plastic hinge broke far more easily than I felt it should have.

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