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Other Thoughts: I feel compelled to write this review primarily for those who are challenged in opening this case. Here is the secret to opening this case. For a right handed person: place the case in your left palm, finger tips at the top. Then put your right palm on top, also with finger tip at the top. (Picture hands in a prayer pose.) Then exert some pressure with your right hand and slide down, it will open amazingly easy....Promise. I believe another reviewer mentions a similar procedure. Helpful if you hands are not slippery.
Reviewed By:Anonymous,6/23/2017 8:55:28 AM
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Other Thoughts: The first drive I put in this was kind of tight, but worked fine. I then wanted to upgrade and took the drive out, but new drives don't align with the connectors. Junk for another ORICO. Won't buy another.
Reviewed By:Stephan R.,6/21/2017 12:11:04 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product more than 1 year.
Pros: On a positive note, the tech support guy at Rosewill was great: knowledgeable and courteous. Shame he has to support such junk.
Cons: Doesn't work with drives converted to GPT (they disappear). You need this for partitions > 2TB. Construction was flimsy, cheap and not-going-to-last.
Other Thoughts: I bought this Rosewill RX307-PU3-35B enclosure with the intention of formatting a 4tb drive (WD40EZRX) to a single partition. The drive was originally two MBR partitions of 2tb and 1.6tb (ntfs), which I had formatted earlier with the drive inside my other ancient Rosewill enclosure. With the RX307-PU3-35B Rosewill enclosure I converted the drive to GPT and voila I was able to Quick Format the drive as 3.6tb ntfs. Success! Not. That was the last time I saw that hard drive. Once I disconnected the external drive and reconnected I never saw the hard drive again when using the RX307-PU3-35B, in either the Logical Disk Manager or DiskPart. I placed the GPT converted drive into my old Rosewill enclosure and I could see the two original 2 MBR ntfs partitions. With an even older external hard drive enclosure I could see the 1st of the two MBR ntfs partitions. But I never saw the drive again using the RX307-PU3-35B enclosure. I tried on three different computers, rebooting several times. WARNING! If the RX307-PU3-35B is your only external enclosure and you convert a drive to GPT you risk not being able to use that drive at all. With the RX307-PU3-35B I can see all my other MBR 2tb or less partition hard drives (including my other WD40EZRX drive). But just the 1st partitions. RX307-PU3-35B is blind to 2ndary partitions. Boo! Also, compared to my ancient Rosewill the construction of the RX307-PU3-35B is junk! The plastic guides for the hard drive are flimsy and sure to break off after any reasonable usage. The entire end piece holding the connectors and logic board just feels flimsy. Too bad. I love my 10 year old Rosewill. It's a shame to see the quality of a brand name drop so precipitously. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm running Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) on an ancient Compaq Evo N410c (resource constrained 1200 MHz, 1.00 GB Ram, 80gb HD). USB Legacy Support is disabled in the BIOS. Win 7 Pro is the ONLY software installed on the computer (I intend to use the computer strictly to copy files to a 4tb drive).
Unfortunately doesn't work with Seagate Constellation.2
Pros: Works with all of my other 2.5" SSDs and HHDs
Cons: The 15mm Seagate Constellation 2 fits in the case, but my guess is that the HDD draws too much power to be able to run off of USB power only. Now I'm in search of another enclosure that meets the height requirement and has an external power source as this enclosure does not have the ability to use an external DC power source.
Reviewed By:Mopus M.,6/16/2017 10:25:03 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.