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Rosewill RX81-MP-SC- SLV 3.5
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4 out of 5 eggs The Swiss Army Knife of Cases 11/18/2010

This review is from: Rosewill RX81-MP-SC- SLV 3.5" SATA to USB & 1394 a/b & eSATA External Enclosure (Silver)

Pros: Every connection you could want except for USB 3.0.
Solidly built, easy installation.
Comes with every flavor of cable.
It's nice that they give you Firewire 400 and 800 connectors so you don't need a 400 to 800 cable if your computer only has FW400.

Cons: The power connector is a little flimsier than others I have seen and you have to pay attention when you're plugging it in. It's the ONLY aspect of this case that doesn't exude indestructibility.

Activity light may be distracting to some people, especially in low light environments. It IS bright, but it never bothers me because it rarely shines directly into my eyes. It will cast an unearthly blue glow on anything within 5 feet of it and that can be disconcerting at times. So far, I haven't developed any superpowers or genetic damage from being in its proximity.

Other Thoughts: The buffet of connectors was the original draw for me, as I move a lot of video files around variously configured computers. It's great to have complete connective flexibility.

Construction is solid, and I'm puzzled by other reviews that mention complex installation and too many screws. I removed 2 screws to free the drive tray from the stand, and 4 screws to remove the lid from the tray. 4 screws solidly anchored the drive to the tray without a trace of movement. Replace the 4 lid screws, slide the tray back in the stand, replace the 2 original stand screws and add 2 more from the included bag o' screws. (I was concerned at first when I saw only 2 screws out of 4 in the stand, but then I realized that they probably did that to make your initial opening of the case easier.) 12 screws for a rock solid unit is worth it for me.

Case comes in a tight, high density foam-lined box which was packed in a larger box and stabilized by a ton of heavy duty wadded-up paper. Absolutely solid.


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