Rosewill RX81-MP-US External SATA Enclosure

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Rosewill RX81-MP-US enclosure


External hard drives have grown in popularity considerably in recent years. Most of us have experienced at least one dreaded hard drive failure and so we’ve learnt the importance of backing up files. One hardware device which makes backing up effortless and fast is an external hard drive. These are also useful for mass portable storage. Today we’ll be reviewing an external hard drive enclosure from ‘Rosewill’. This 3.5” SATA enclosure supports all the modern standards and can support even a 1TB hard drive. Time to take a look at the RX81-MP-US…

 About Rosewill

“Not long ago we had an idea – bring quality hardware and affordable prices together. From that idea Rosewill was born. Formed from a top team of hardware professionals, Rosewill is dedicated to our mission to compete and win on price, quality, and service. We work only with the best partners – businesses we know and businesses we trust.”


  • Aluminium with internal metal chassis for optimized heat dissipation
  • Fan-less with Unique Design
  • Hot-swappable connection
  • Support Linux or above

Windows Requirements

  • eSATA : Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • USB 2.0 : Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista
  • USB 1.1 : Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista

Mac Requirements

  • eSATA : Mac OS 10.2 or higher
  • USB 2.0 : Mac OS 10.2 or higher
  • USB 1.1 : Mac OS 9.1 or higher


  • Color: Black / Silver
  • External Interface:
    – eSATA x 1 port
    USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 x  port
  • HDD size: 3.5” SATA I/II HDD
    (supports up to 1TB)
  • Chipset: J-Micron 20446
  • Hot Swappable
  • Product Size: 22.5cm x 13.5 x 3.5cm
  • Material: Aluminium for optimized heat dissipation
  • External AC Adapter: DC +5V/2A, +12V/2A
  • Data Transfer Rate:
    – eSATA up to 3.0Gbps
    – USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps
    – USB 1.1 up to 12Mbps