The RX355-X2 looks like most other hard drive enclosures, but has a more rounded shape to it, which makes it stand out a bit more. It has a glossy black finish and it is made of thick plastic. On each side there is a 50mm cooling fan, something you don’t see enough of on hard drive enclosures.
Moving around to the back of the enclosure you have your USB, eSATA, and power connections. Around the connections you have a few ventilation holes that will help out with cooling. On the bottom of the drive you have 2 rubber feet that will keep the drive from sliding around. Overall the drive seems to be very sturdy and strong, just keep in mind that it is made of plastic.
To open the enclosure up just remove the single screw on the bottom. This will release the top door and it can easily be angled up so you can get your hard drive inside. It is actually quite a unique design, usually with other enclosures it is much harder to get inside.
Inside we find the actual hard drive bay, which is metal not plastic. It is your typical setup with a PCB at the back with all of your connections. Inside you will also find a little lever used to push the hard drive out once you have it installed.
Installation is quite simple, since we already have the enclosure open just go ahead and slide your drive in. We are using a Seagate Barracuda 120GB SATA drive. Once you have the drive connected to the connections on the back PCB you can secure the drive by screwing in the single screw that will hold it into place. Also if you are going to be using this drive via eSATA then you are going to want to install the eSATA bracket. Unlike the Icy Dock MB881US-1S, the eSATA bracket that comes with the RX355-X2 has a long enough cable to connect to the SATA connectors on our motherboard.