Kingwin PD-2537U3 Power Dock USB 3.0 Dual-Bay Docking Station: Page 2 of 5

Posted by Charles Gantt on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 8:00am

Features and Specifications

Features

  • Model : PD-2537U3
  • Dual-Bay 2.5”/3.5” SATA Hard Drive (HDD) & Solid State Drive (SSD) Docking Station
  • Super-Speed USB 3.0 interface offers 10X faster performance (up to 5Gbps)
  • Standalone Drive Duplicator Dock (no need for PC connection)
  • Supports 2.5” and 3.5” SATA I/II/III Drives
  • Supports up to 4 TB SATA HDD
  • Screw-less and Easy-to-Plug Top-Loading Design (Hot-Swap Capability)
  • Vertical HDD insertion allows faster heat dissipation and cooling solution
  • LED indicator for HDD Access and Power status
  • Backward compatible with PC USB 2.0 ports (USB 3.0 cable compatible with USB 2.0 ports)
  • Fully compatible with Windows 8 and Mac OS X
  • Includes PD-2537U3, USB 3.0 cable, power adapter, and User Manual (HDD not included)

 

Specifications

Model: PD-2537U3

Product Type: Super Speed USB 3.0 Dual-Bay SATA Drive Docking Station

PC Interface: USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Backwards compatible

Supported HDD: 2.5″ / 3.5″ SATA

Drive Installation: Top-Loading Bay (hot-swap and screw-less)

Max. Transfer Rate: USB 3.0 (up to 5Gbps)SATA III (6Gbps)

Color: Black

Led Indicator: Yes

Material: Plastic and Aluminum

Weight: 1 lb (16oz)

Clone Type: One Click Cloning

HDD Capacity: Up to 4TB per drive (total 8TB maximum)

Dimension: 5 7/8″ W x 3″ H x 4 7/8″ D / 150mm W x 77mm H x 125 mm x D

Unboxing:

The Kingwin PD-2537U3 Power Dock  arrives in a white and blue cardboard box, with a very nice image of the docking station on the front.

 

Kingwin listed out the Power Dock’s specifications on the right side panel of the box. This is fairly typical though, and what I find more interesting is the use of a QR code to promote the company’s Facebook page. This marketing method should be utilized by more manufactures.

The left side of the box is graced with a ¾ profile shot of the Power Dock with its key highlights listed to the left.

With the box opened up we can see that Kingston has included a mini-dvd that includes the company’s one touch backup software. I actually would like to see driver and software CDs like this removed from the industry as a whole, as they are a major waste of resources, and not needed with modern broadband speeds. Besides, who has a CD or DVD drive in their PCs these days? I haven’t had one for over three years now.

Included in the box is the Power Dock, a power supply, a short (3-foot) usb cable, driver CD, user manual, and warranty card.

You will note that Kingwin wrapped the Ultrabox in a protective plastic bag to preserve the docking station’s sleek satin finish. Now that we have the unboxing covered, let’s dig deeper and take a closer look at the Power Dock by Kingwin.

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