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Rosewill RX204 - 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: There is no driver disc included with this device it is automatically recognized by Windows 7. I had installed another device the same day that utilized a driver disc. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

Cons: None

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Rosewill RX204 - 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: A couple of minutes to install the 3 1/2” adapter into the 5 ½” adapter and install the 5 ½” adapter into my case. Installed the Windows 7 drivers from the included disc. Rebooted my ASRock Z97M Pro 4 and set the appropriate SATA port to SSD and hot plug capable. Installed a Samsung 850 EVO in the removable enclosure. Connected the removable enclosure to a USB 3 port and utilized EaseUS Partition Master 10.8 to create a new partition and format the SSD. Left 10% of the disc raw to allow for over-provisioning. Unplugged the removable device from the USB 3 port and plugged it into the previously installed adapter. The drive was immediately recognized by my Windows 7 operating system. Utilizing Casper 8.0 I proceeded to clone my 35 Gigabyte SSD operating system drive to the removable SSD in approximately 2 minutes. Everything worked exactly as advertised.

USB 3 worked
SATA worked
Hot Plug worked

The fit and finish are excellent and the activity light is a nice touch. The inclusion of a small screwdriver is an added bonus.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I really like the flexibility of this device. Even without the adapter if you removed the side cover on a case you were working on and had a couple of SATA cables (data / power) available you could connect it directly to a SATA motherboard to obtain a high speed connection to copy files to a computer that lacked USB 3 connectivity.

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APEVIA Black SECC Steel / Aluminum X-MASTER-BK/500 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Had two socket Socket 775 ATX motherboards, processors, and memory lying around that I wanted to turn into HTPC's. At 5.3" tall this was the only case I could find that would accept an ATX motherboard and fit into my TV stands. Can't vouch for the power supplies since I replaced both with Corsairs based on the issues others have experienced. One of the cases has been subsequently updated with an I3 Ivy Bridge setup with no issues. I have three hard drives in one of the cases utilizing one of the side mounts for the 3rd drive. One case has been in service 3 years and the other 2 years with the standard rear fans and a third fan on the opposite side from the 3rd hard drive. Have not experienced any overheating issues with either case. The stock fans are a little noisy, but with the sound on the TV at normal listening levels they do not present a problem for me.

Cons: No USB 3 on the front panel. No 2.5"' SSD mounting points. I knew these things going in so no reduction in rating based on these issues. Video cards with power plugs on top will interfere with the top cover. Reduction in rating for this since there is warning about this issue in the specifications.

Other Thoughts: Some units ship with power supply turned off. Remove front cover and you can turn it on. I utilized Nvidea GTS 450 video cards since my EP43T motherboards did not have onboard video. I had to plug in the power to the cards before inserting them into the motherboard. This case is designed for HTPC use. It is not designed for gaming or overclocking. If you plan on doing either of those things you would be better off utilizing something with a better power supply and more cooling options. The reason the case is so deep (17.8") is because it will accept ATX boards. If you are going to utilize a Micro ATX or ITX board this may not be the case for you.

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Jeffrey P.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeffrey P.

Date Joined: 01/09/09

  • Reviews: 28
  • Helpfulness: 13
  • First Review: 02/07/09
  • Last Review: 03/28/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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