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