- USB 2.0
- Up to 1.5TB
Carrying Bag 06/19/2010
This review is from: Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Enclosure
It's expensive - I got it with free shipping. It's easy to assemble. You press the "plastic" clip on the sides and slide the top and bottom metal covers off the plastic frame, remove the soft styro foam filler, insert the drive and screw it tight, slide the covers back on.
I had 2.5" enclosures from other brands. I can only compare this with the ones that I own, this is the best of the bunch... Highly recommended.
Top and bottom covers are high glossy black. They are finger print magnets - good looking though. The frame is plastic. There is a high probability of breaking the frame if the unit is dropped and it lands sideway.
Did I get a repackage item?
The unit came in a shrink wrap "bag" (hand bagged and sealed only one end) instead of the usual product machine shrink wrap. The ?carrying bag? was missing. It's the benefit of a doubt, since I don't know if it was shipped from Rosewill that way - so it's 5 stars....
As it was packaged, there was a piece of soft styro foam filled the drive space within the frame. I cut a sliver of it and wedged the drive to keep it from moving in the frame.
Engineering thought: Rosewill offers a SATA and an IDE version. It would be nice if the frame is switchable for IDE and SATA. You can use it with your older IDE drive and later for SATA, presuming the enclosure will outlast the drive.
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