Rosewill Computer Drive RCW608 User Guide

SATA or IDE 3-in-1 (5.25”, 3.5”, 2.5”)  
to USB2.0 Cable Converter Adapter  
RCW608  
User Manual  
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Many Operating Systems immediately indicate that the USB Cable Adapter and drive have been  
recognized and if the drive is already formatted and partitioned in a compatible file structure the  
drive will automatically mount itself. That being said, this is not true for all Operating Systems and  
a good knowledge of how your OS works is needed. In some systems a drive utility is needed  
to format or partition the mechanism and or mount the drive. New Mechanisms all need to go  
through the format and partition routine in order to be used. Also note that drives from different  
computers, i.e. (Macintosh to/from Windows) will not be recognized unless a third party utility is  
used. Without such a utility the OS may think that the drive has no data on it and ask to be re-  
formatted. This of course would destroy all the data on it.  
Connecting SATA 3.5” Hard Drives  
3.5” SATA Mechanisms  
The 3.5” SATA drive has two connectors on the rear. The first and larger connector is SATA power  
while the second smaller connector is for SATA Data.  
First connect the Power Supply to the drive mechanism using the large SATA Power Connector.  
The connector has an “L” shape to it that needs to be installed in the correct direction. Make sure  
the power switches are in the off position and that the LED’s in the switch box are not illuminated.  
Next install the smaller SATA Data cable to the “L” shaped smaller connector.  
Lastly connect the USB Cable to the computer and turn the switch on.  
Connecting IDE 3.5” Hard Drives  
3.5” IDE Mechanisms  
The 3.5” IDE drive has two connectors on the rear. The larger, 40 pin connector is IDE DATA while  
the smaller, 4 pin connector is for Drive Power. Plug in the Drive Power connector. This connector  
has cut corners and must be installed with the correct orientation. Make sure the power switches  
are in the off position and that the LED’s in the switch box are not illuminated.  
Next plug in the larger IDE Data connector located on the Cable Adapter. This 40 pin connector is  
keyed and can only be inserted in one direction. Plug the USB Connector into the computer and  
turn the power switch on.  
Connecting IDE 5.25” CD/DVD  
5.25” IDE CD/DVD Mechanisms  
The 5.25” IDE CD/DVD drive has two connectors on the rear. The larger, 40 pin connector is IDE  
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DATA while the smaller, 4 pin connector is for Drive Power. Plug in the Drive Power connector.  
This connector has cut corners and must be installed with the correct orientation. Make sure the  
power switches are in the off position and that the LED’s in the switch box are not illuminated.  
Next plug in the larger IDE Data connector located on the Cable Adapter. This 40 pin connector is  
keyed and can only be inserted in one direction. Plug the USB Connector into the computer and  
turn the power switch on.  
Connecting IDE 2.5” Hard Drives  
2.5” IDE Mechanisms  
The 2.5” IDE Drive has one connector on the rear. The 44 pin connector is IDE DATA and IDE  
Power combined. This connector has a blocked socket and must be installed in the correct  
orientation. Match the blocked socket with the missing pin on the drive mechanism.  
2.5” IDE Drive mechanisms get their power from the USB port. In this case, the Universal Power  
Supply is not needed.  
Using the Dual Output Power Supply  
The Dual Output Power Supply is capable of supplying power to all types of IDE and SATA drives.  
The SATA Drive Power connector plugs into any SATA Drive Mechanism. The “L” type connector  
must be oriented correctly before it is plugged in. Power should only be supplied to the SATA  
Drive Mechanism after all the cables have been connected including the SATA Data Cable from  
the Cable Adapter.  
The IDE Drive Power connector plugs into any standard IDE, ATAPI, ATA, or SCSI type of drive  
mechanism. Power should only be supplied to the Drive Mechanism after the Data Cable has  
been connected to the Cable Adapter.  
Formatting & Partitioning Drives  
Formatting & Partitioning  
After the Cable Adapter and drivers have been plugged in the next step is to format and partition  
your drive mechanism. This procedure is different with every operating system. In Macintosh, it is  
called “Disk Utility”. On a PC running windows it is called “Disk Management”.  
No matter which operating system you are running the basics are still the same. The drives will  
need to be formatted and partitioned before they can be used.  
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After your finish this initialization process the drives will then be ready to use. Again, every system  
is slightly different especially when it comes to RAID and RAID levels. Read the documentation  
carefully before putting important data on your system.  
Most operating systems include the necessary USB drivers that support hard drives, CD, DVD,  
and Floppy Drives. These drivers must be installed for the Cable Adapter to work properly. If they  
are not installed use the original installation disks to install the needed USB drivers. If you are  
using USB ꢀ.ꢀ expect slow performance because of the limited speed of this bus.  
Specifications  
• Compliance with Genꢀi of Serial ATA II Electrical Specification ꢀ.0  
• Support SATA Spread-Spectrum Clock  
• Support SATA II Asynchronous Signal Recovery (Hot Plug) feature  
• Compliance with USB 2.0 electrical specification  
• Support USB High-Speed and Full-Speed Operation  
• Compliance with USB Mass Storage Class, Bulk-Only Transport Specification  
• Support ATA/ATAPI PACKET command set  
• Support ATA/ATAPI LBA48 addressing mode  
• Support ꢀ2MHz external crystal  
• Support external NVRAM for Vender Specific VID/PID, Manufacture,  
Product String of USB Device Controller  
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Package Contents  
RCW-608 X ꢀ  
User manual X ꢀ  
Power cord X ꢀ  
Power adapter X ꢀ  
SATA cable X ꢀ  
Driver disc X ꢀ  
Silicon protection case for 2.5” hard drive X ꢀ  
Silicon protection case for 3.5” hard drive X ꢀ  
Installation  
ꢀ. Plug the 2.5” or 3.5” ATA/ ATAPI / SATA device to RCW-608 by IDE or SATA interface.  
(Please notice the direction of IDE or SATA port) Please check a to d as below.  
3.5"  
5.25"  
2.5"  
(only available in RCW608)  
SATA  
a. 3.5" ATA hard drive  
b. 2.5" ATA hard drive  
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c. 3.5" SATA hard drive  
SATA cable  
d. 5.25" ATAPI device  
ATAPI device  
2. Connect the power adapter set.  
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3. Plug the power adapter to your ATA/ATAPI/SATA device. Please check a to d as below.  
a. 3.5" ATA  
b. 2.5" ATA  
There is no additional power needed for 2.5” HD.  
c. 3.5" SATA  
d. 5.25" ATAPI  
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