Date: August 10th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
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KINGWIN ATK-35U3-BK USB 3.0 HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE INTRODUCTION
Most of us have used a USB hard drive at some point during the past few years – their popularity has increased exponentially due to the portability and ease of use they provide. With so many of us now storing music, videos, and other files on our portable hard drives, the only downside can be the time it takes to copy everything to a PC. Large files can take a long time to transfer, and no one likes to wait around longer than they have to.
Enter the Kingwin ATK-35U3-BK USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure. Even if you only use external storage occasionally, now is a great time to upgrade to the USB 3.0 interface. The new standard boasts up to a 5Gbps data transfer rate and is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Plus, hard drives can be had very cheap these days. It's a win-win situation any way you look at it.
But how well does Kingwin's enclosure stack up? Will the drive inside stay cool? Is the unit easy to transport from place to place? Is it really that much faster than USB 2.0? Let's find out.
KINGWIN CORPORATE PROFILE (From Kingwin)
A computer is no longer only found in an office or large corporation. The personal computer (PC) has evolved into something much larger, and taken on a more distinct personality. It has also taken on the image of a personal accessory that we can see, use; and touch as part of our everyday lives, both in and out of the home. The PC in fact has become and taken on its own personality, as individual, and as the person using it. As the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) market grows, the evolution of the PC is only limited by the imagination of the user. The DIY market now offers a multitude of accessories and customizable options, combining both the personality of the PC and the User into one.
Kingwin was founded in 1992 with a mission to produce quality accessories, solutions, and options for its customers. Its main categories include: external/internal storage solutions, power supplies and thermal solutions. As one of the top producers of high quality, DIY computer accessories, Kingwin is poised to lead today's market. Kingwin works in conjunction with both impressive PC functionality and user individuality. Kingwin enclosures and mobile rack solutions also continue to be the first choice among consumers world wide. Just as impressive are the high performance Kingwin power supplies which are now certified by Nvidia SLI, 80Plus and have received recognition & awards worldwide. The most recent "Mach 1 Modular Series" continues to sweep the gaming market by storm. In addition to the retailer channel, Kingwin has also gained great success among distributors, OEM customers, system integrators, and VARs
With over 15 years of experience in the computer components market, Kingwin is dedicated to producing innovative products and provide unparalleled customer service. As we look to the future, we will continue to innovate, advance and stand behind our products 100%.