Kingwin Z1-35EU-BK

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Attractive, durable package for mobile storage – Joe

SUMMARY: Very attractive SATA HD external enclosure.

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The good guys at Kingwin were nice enough to send a sample of their Z1-35EU-BK. This houses a SATA hard drive which can be connected to your PC either through a eSATA or USB cable.

Key Features

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Supports 3.5″ SATA HD
  • E-SATA + USB Combo; USB 2.0: 1.5/12/480 Mbps/SATA: 1.5/3 Gb/s
  • Front illumination LED with rear on/off switch
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (1134 g)
  • Size: 8 1/4″(210 mm)L x 1 1/2″(40 mm)W x 5 1/4″(130 mm)H
  • Includes external power supply, USB and SATA cables, mounting screws and screwdriver
  • Available in Red, Black or Blue

The back shows the USB, SATA, On/Off switch and power port:

Back

Removing the two screws on the backplate allows the carrier to be removed from the sleeve – note that it slips out from the front. The HD mounts to the side of the sleeve:

Open

Insert two cables to the back of the SATA drive and you’re set to insert the HD back into the sleeve:

HD

Parts the ship with the drive include the external power supply, USB/SATA cables, mounting screws and screwdriver:

Parts

Performance

I tested Kingwin’s Z1-35EU-BK with an 80 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm 3.5″ SATA HD on my ASUS Z71A using the USB port with the following results:

HD Test

Typical performance with a USB port – faster drives will show better results.

CONCLUSIONS

Attractive, good performance, either SATA or USB capable and a sturdy enclosure – a nice package for external HD storage.

Thanks again to Kingwin for sending this our way – an attractive package for an external HD.

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