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

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

The Kingwin KM-U3MSATA USB 3.0 Mini SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter holds up to its promise of supplying a high speed mSATA USB 3.0 enclosure. It proved that is capable of transforming your old laptop SSD into a handy and very portable external drive. The top speed of the enclosure theoretically could be much better; however testing was limited by the speed of our mSATA test drive.

The enclosure did heat up a slight bit while in use, but it was evenly spread around the entire enclosure, not localized; so it does dissipate the heat much like a heat spreader would on RAM.

The enclosure can be found around $25, $22.95 at Amazon. However, combined with the price of an mSATA drive – you’d be better off buying an external hard drive, unless you already have one of these lying around, or need something small enough to fit in the tightest of pockets.


  • Small Form Factor
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Easy Installation
  • Performance
  • Heat Dissipation


  • Extremely Short USB 3.0 Cable

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7 years ago

Great little enclosure.
Great little enclosure.