- Supports 2.5” / 3.5” SATA Hard Drives up To 1 TB (Seagate up to 750 GB)
- USB 2.0 and eSATA ports
- One Touch Back Up function
- Supported OS: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10x & Above
- Ships with external power supply, backup software CD, USB and eSATA cables
- Size: 133 x 123 x 62 mm; plastic construction
Looking down into the hard drive slot shows the HD connector:
The back shows the power switch, power port, eSATA and USB ports:
The parts that ship with the EZ-Dock include a CD for the backup function, USB and eSATA cables and external PS:
I tried Kingwin’s EZ-Dock using a Seagate Barracuda 250 GB, 7200 rpm 3.5″ hard drive with the following results:
Contrast eSATA peformance to USB:
No contest if you’re interested in large file swapping, although the ubiquitous USB port does come in handy when traveling.
Included with Kingwin’s EZ-Dock is software to enable the “One-Touch” file backup function. This is a “lite” version of Fnet’s PCClone Ex – this software enables file backups, not total system backups. After installation, a PCClone icon is installed on the desktop and system tray – click on it, or hit the Back Up button on the dock, and this screen comes up:
Click on the “Quick Launch” icon and this comes up:
Hit the “Start” button and it proceeds to backup files:
Obviously how long it takes depends on how much you have – my wife’s laptop took about 20 minutes for 7.5 GB worth of files. It also generates a text file that lists some items not backed up, but not all. Clicking on the second menu icon brings up this:
The third menu icon brings up a somewhat confusing screen:
You figure out that the left side is your OC and the right side is the external drive. Finally there is a “Help” function:
Adequate enough to figure out what’s going on – the last two screens are “drag and drop”, so you can select whichever file you either want to backup or restore.
A nice package for an external SATA drive – the Back Up function is nice to have and does make it easy, although a much more robust solution is for total system backup, which this software does not support.