Kingwin KM-U3MSATA USB 3.0 Mini SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter Review

Packaging

The front of the package allows you a clear view inside, while the back has a little cardboard box that holds all of the cables and accessories, as well as more details about the enclosure.

Features

  • Elegant & Durable Aluminum Construction
  • Supports 50-mm mSATA SSD
  • ASMedia ASM1053E USB 3.0 to SATA 6G controller chip
  • Supports UASP for even faster performance
  • Compatible with SATA I/II/III mSATA drives
  • Supports up to 1TB mSATA SSD
  • Up to 5 Gbps Data Transfer Rate with USB 3.0 port
  • Compatible also with USB 2.0 ports
  • Powers directly from the USB port
  • Plug-and-Play & Hot-Swap capable
  • Windows & Mac OS Compatible
  • Includes USB 3.0 A to Micro B cable, and mini screwdriver (Does not include mSATA drive)

A Closer Look

After opening the package we can get a good look at what is included in this kit.

After opening the package, you can find the aluminum casing, a spare screw, and a small screwdriver which has a rather decent grip on it. Also included is a USB 3.0 cable to connect it to your system.

The enclosure comes in a stylish and textured black theme.

On one end you can see the USB 3.0 port, and a little hole for the white LED that indicates the drive is in use.

Installation

Installation is done in a few short easy steps.

  1. First you need to remove the screws from the enclosure.
  2. Pull out the logic board.
  3. Secure the mSATA drive to the board.
  4. Seal the enclosure back up.

Here is the board located within the enclosure.

Position the drive in the connector, and line it up for securing it.

Lower the drive, ensuring not to force anything too tightly, until the two clips snap over the top of the drive.

The drive is now installed.

Now all you need to do is slide the drive and the board into the enclosure, and secure the plate with the two screws.

Let’s move on to testing in the next page.



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Bob2701
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7 years ago

Great little enclosure.
Great little enclosure.