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Rosewill RX355-U Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

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  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB
  • Aluminum

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The Rosewill RX355-U is a USB 2.0 enclosure used to turn your 3.5" IDE HDD up to 750GB into an external drive for portable storage. The aluminum frame and exterior case allow better protection and excellent dissipation. A detachable 80mm fan provides active cooling, so your HDD is nice and cool – even in long-lasting read/write sessions. A stand is included for space-saving vertical placement.

  • newegg Detachable Fan The detachable fan design delivers the cooling you need, and convenience for storage and transport.
  • newegg Fan Speed Controller To achieve a balance between thermal performance and noise/vibration.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Worked fine for about 1 year... 9/15/2015 2:44:16 PM

Pros: Worked as it should for about 1 year.

Cons: Then occasionally the disk drive would not start unless you jiggled the cables just right. Now, after a little more than 2 years, it has stopped working. The HDD and power supply test good, and I even tried a different power supply. After jiggling the cables for a while LED came on for under a minute, then went out again. PC never saw drive.

Overall Review: Tray that supports disk drive and electronics is a bit flimsy, but is held firmly when inside enclosure. I expect there is a faulty internal connection that used to stay closed when external cables were in the right position.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
A really good case 11/30/2014 10:10:00 PM

Pros: Made of metal
Has cooling fan with adjustable speed
Comes with base stand

Cons: Fan can be a little loud on full blast but you really don't need to run it that high.

Overall Review: This is a high quality external case. If you have an IDE drive still laying around you are trying to make into an external you won't regret buying this case.

Works with Win7-64, Win8-64, & Linux Mint 17-64.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Effective and Great Price 10/30/2014 11:59:10 AM

Pros: The enclosure is easy to assemble and its aluminum casing is sturdy enough.

Cons: None

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works on Wii U 10/16/2014 1:12:11 PM

Pros: Works on my Wii U w/ an old WD Caviar HDD I took out of an old burned out MyBook enclosure. Came w/ a USB cable, mounting screws, stand, big external detachable fan, everything I needed. Had it hooked up in minutes.

Cons: The front panel literally just fell off in my hand when I took it out of the box, the plastic around the screws was broken little bits floating around inside. I put it back on but it falls off if it moves. If this was going to be mobile I'ld return it but sitting next to my Wii U it's not worth the effort. 1000 blind monkeys could type a better manual. Or even 1 monkey.

Overall Review: I ordered this Wed morning, changed $3.99 shipping fee to free, it arrived 2:00PM Thursday, 27 hours later. Was boxed well in outer cardboard box plus those air pillows. But I'm not allowed to say service was better than that company named after a rainforest river?

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works as advertised 10/9/2014 8:12:31 AM

Pros: Fast delivery, well constructed, everything works, okay looks.

Cons: They say it’s held together with “thumb screws” the screws have a large rounded head but you still need a screwdriver to open the case.

Overall Review: I purchased two of these and had a hard time with one getting the slide-out tray back into the aluminum case with the drive attached. I switched the trays between the cases and it they both slid in perfectly.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not what I expected 6/15/2014 7:57:46 AM

Pros: Easy assembly for drive, looks good

Cons: Conversion kit did not work with Win7-64. Removable fan has a square power plug for a round hole but that's not a problem as the cord is too short. Will RMA tomorrow.

Overall Review: If I had read the reviews first, I never would have ordered it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosewill Customer Care
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Deluxe 5/3/2014 1:23:25 PM

Pros: Fan is removable, sturdily built, lights are not distracting, has an on/off switch, stand included, easy to remove screws (can use a coin) on back..

Cons: None so far, but I haven't had it a super long time.

Overall Review: I've seen enclosures for this price that where nowhere near as nice.

Hard drive tray is plastic. This isn't really a con as it seems very stable, but I prefer metal if possible. Again, it's been solid so far so I didn't remove an egg just for that.

Drive had bad interference without a case and has none at all with this case.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
works great old IDA hard drives 3/26/2014 1:09:37 AM

Pros: using for old hard drives IDA
for my old computers

Cons: none

Overall Review: great way keep old hard drives from land fills in other countries

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