Kingwin ATK-25U 2.5" External HD Case

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Kingwin’s ATK-25U 2.5″ External HD Case is a durable all-aluminum case designed for portability.

 

Key Features

  • SATA Interface
  • Aluminum case
  • Top LED For Power / HD Activity
  • Plug & Play, Hot-Swap Capability
  • Size: 2 3/4” W x 5 5/16“ L x 5/8” H
  • Up to 480 Mbps Data Transfer Rate In USB 2.0
  • Suitable For All 2.5” SATA H.D.D.
  • Includes Carry Case, Manual, Mounting Screws, Screwdriver and USB cable

 

Opening the case shows the sleeve and case:

 

 

The PCB on which the drive mounts is compact:

 

 

The back shows the external power port (PS not included and likely not needed) and USB port:

 

 

Mounting the drive is a piece of cake – just slip it into the SATA connector, insert the drive into the sleeve and use two really small screws to hold it in place (DO NOT lose the screwdriver; also note they ship the unit with four teeny tiny screws, two more that you need):

 

 

Performance Test

I tested using a Toshiba 2.5″ SATA HD MK6034GSX – performance with USB 2.0 is nothing to write home about compared to a eSATA port, but there are more USB ports around than eSATA, so it’s a bit more ubiquitous. Results are typical:

 

 

Overall Kingwin’s ATK-25U 2.5″ External HD Case is a handy, durable portable storage solution to consider – it sure comes in handy on the road or when you’re on vacation to download camera pics; also make a nice backup solution.

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