Date: October 18th, 2006
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Kingwin
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KWI Technology Inc. (Kingwin) was founded in 1992 as a manufacturer specialized in designing and manufacturing CPU Coolers and Mobile Racks, also with goals to provide our customers with the best Computer Chassis, Thermal Cooling, Liquid Cooling, and Storage Solutions.
With the company's core business of Storage Solution units is still growing at a vast rate, Kingwin started looking into the PC chassis industry. To date, Kingwin has always been considered the pioneering company that revolutionized the Storage Solution Industry by bringing out different types and great storage units. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was replaced buy the excellent and more light and cooler material of the aluminum Storage Solution units. By doing this, Kingwin started growing in the industry and still is growing up to this date.
In the past few years, Kingwin announced the new Liquid Cooling systems AS-3000 and AWC-1, this jump into the Liquid Cooling industry took the company to another level of the high and competitive DYI market. Our Liquid Cooling series gained recognition because of its innovative design & quality, high-performance, and extended warranty.
Today, Kingwin has grown into a world-class company with State-of-the-Art testing and R&D facility based in Taiwan with engineers producing and testing each application segment such as Computer Chassis, Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling, Storage Solutions and Power Supply for many different main-stream users, high-end solutions, system integrators and industrial applications. This is what made Kingwin gain its excellence in this competitive industry.
Lately, I’ve been HDD obsessed. It seems like I never have enough room, or enough drives. As a recording engineer, my space needs are quite large. However, opening my rig up, rerouting cabling, mounting drives, and tidying up again afterwards is a royal pain. So much so, that I let a new 750gb drive sit in the box for a few weeks. What I needed was an easy way to install a drive, without all the hassle that project normally involves.
Luckily for me, the Man in Brown showed up on my doorstep with the new Kingwin Z1 series HDD enclosure. Promising easy drive installation, USB and E-SATA connectivity, and good looks, the Z1 came to my rescue at just the right time. Follow along with me, as we see how well it does its job.