Rosewill RX81US-HT-35A-BLK USB eSATA HDD Enclosure
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-17-2007
Provided by: Rosewill
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Setup

The Rosewill RX81US HDD enclosure comes with all the accessories seen here, the hard drive case, mounting screws, A-B USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, PCI riser bracket with eSATA connector and internal SATA cable, power supply, manual and driver CD for Windows 98. Although a stand (to orient the enclosure vertically) is pictured on the product page on Rosewill's website, this was not included in the retail box. Since I have not used any eSATA devices previously I wasn't aware that the connector is slightly different. Aside from the shape, the eSATA connector has metal clips that help to hold it in place more securely.



The RX81US has a rubberized sort of coating on the aluminum surface that gives it a flat black appearance. It also makes it very grippy and easy to hold/carry. Four screws attach the cover on the end with the various ports as well as a tiny on/off power switch. The other end is plain black with some vents cut into the cover. There is also a blue and a green LED, the first to indicate power and the second to indicate hard drive activity.



Next up, installation.


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