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

Posted by Aaron Howe on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 8:00am

Kingwin KM-U3MSATA

Introduction

If you have a spare mSATA drive lying around from an old laptop, or one you’ve recently updated – what should you do with the spare drive? Luckily for us all there is an answer these days! Using the mSATA case from Kingwin you can turn that old drive into a pocket-sized external drive.

Kingwin was founded in 1992, and they provide components mainly for external/internal drives, as well as power supplies and cooling solutions. Also available are fan grills, fan controllers, card readers, cold cathode kits, adapters, converters, and brackets.

The enclosure is 2.875 inches in length, 1.600 inches in width, and 0.500 inches high, and weighs 0.11 lbs. It is supported by most recent versions of Windows, OSX, and many Linux distributions.

Kingwin’s take on the KM-U3MSATA USB 3.0 Mini SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter:

The KM-U3MSATA is a USB 3.0 Mini-SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter that allows you to attach a 50mm Mini-SATA (mSATA) SSD and convert it into a USB 3.0 external portable slim drive. Elegant, stylish, ultra-lightweight, and durable, the KM-U3MSATA is one of the smallest, fastest, and slimmest USB-to-SSD enclosures in the market.

The KM-U3MSATA is compatible with SATA I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) versions. Currently mSATA SSD are available up to 1TB of storage with sequential read/write performance reaching 500MB/sec.

 

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