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Rosewill RX81US-HT-35A-BLK Hard Drive Enclosure

Author:  Vu Le
Date:  2007.12.17
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  Rosewill
Manufacturer:  Rosewill

Rosewill RX81US-HT-35A-BLK Hard Drive Enclosure


In a world of portability, data loss, music and videos, there comes a need for storage. Finding extra storage is not a problem, especially when terabyte drives are becoming the norm. But what happens when you run out of hard drive bays in your PC? The convenience of external hard drive enclosures is severely underrated.

Rosewill has been manufacturing high quality PC accessories and peripherals for quite some time. Today we take look at Rosewill's new RX81US-HT-35A-BLK aluminum hard drive enclosure.


  • Standard USB 2.0 high speed transfer rate.
  • Suitable for all 3.5" SATA HDD.
  • eSATA transfer rate up to 3.0Gbps(NCQ support)
  • All aluminum, to enhance heat dissipation.
  • Foot-stand for vertical style.
  • Plug and play / hot swappable.
  • OS support Win 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Mac OS 8.6 above


Model RX81US-HT-35A-BLK
Color Black
External Interface eSATA + USB2.0 Combo
Hard Drive support 3.5” SATA HDD (Support up to 1TB HDD)
Transfer Rate eSATA (Connection up to 3 Gb/sec.)
USB 2.0 (Connection up to 480 Mbps)
Insert & Extract connection Via 22 pin direct hard drive connection
Structure High Quality Texture surface
Drive Cooling Aluminum heat dissipation
Hot Swappable Yes
OS Requirement
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
Linux or above
Mac OS 8.6 above
Dimension (L x W x H) 142.6*88.8*17.5mm
Regulatory Certifications CE,FCC, ROHS
Warranty 1 Year


The Rosewill package includes everything you need to get going.

Rosewill RX81US-HT-35A-BLK

Included Accessories:
- Power adapter
- eSATA bracket
- eSATA cable
- USB cable
- Stand
- Screws
- Manual
- Drivers disc for legacy OS


Up Close

Upon opening the package, you can already tell the quality of the enclosure is excellent. It has a nice solid feel to it, with a sleek design. You can't miss the power and access LEDs, as they are very bright. That can be a good or bad thing, depending on your preference.


Full shot
Power and Access LEDs


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