Kingwin EZ-Connect Review
Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 8:56am
Time marches on or so they say. From my vantage point, computer time marches quite quickly. While current computers are build around standards that have been in place for more then a few years now, there are still many out there that still rely on order equipment and the older standards that go with them. On such older standard is Parallel ATA. In 2003, Serial ATA started to replace the much older Parallel ATA. It offered several advantages over the older standard, but it also created a problem. The older Parallel ATA and newer Serial ATA were not directly interchangeable.
Many sought to solve this issue and soon adapters started showing up. Most of these adapters worked fine, but were designed to be used by installing the drive directly into your desktop, a time consumer procedure. Worse yet, Parallel ATA had two different connector types, one of 3.5 desktop drive and one for 2.5 laptop drives. This meant that you needed a different adapter for each drive type. Kingwin has created a device that eliminates these issues. Enter the Kingwin EZ-connect.
The Kingwin EZ-Connect allows you to connect either Parallel ATA type drive or a Serial ATA drive to your computer via a USB 2.0 cable. Indeed, the idea is quite interesting. It surely would eliminate the need for multiple adapters, not to mention having to open up your computer to install the drive. It is also supposed to be completely plug and play, so no need to configure your system for the new drive. The Kingwin EZ-Connect sounds like a data migration dream come true.
Kingwin's take on the EZ-Connect
The EZ-Connect (Model USI-2535) is your portable, compact, and light weight Hi-Speed USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter that lets you easily attach an external SATA or IDE drive and instantly access the drive from your PC thru the USB port. The EZ-Connect adapter can support either SATA (hard drive or SSD) or IDE hard drive in 2.5” or 3.5” form factors of up to 6TB disk size. The Hi-Speed USB interface offers plug-and-play capabilities with bandwidth of up to 480Mbps.
Connecting the drive is simple and easy. The EZ-Connect adapter has a 3-in-1 drive connector with a 3.5” IDE connector on one side and a 2.5” IDE connector on the other side for attaching IDE drives, and a SATA connector in front to attach the SATA data cable and the 2.5”/3.5” SATA drive. (Note: You can only attach one drive at a time). External AC/DC power adapter and SATA power connector are included to supply power to the hard drive. Then simply plug the USB cable into your computer and the drive is automatically recognized. No driver installation needed.
The EZ-Connect is your affordable, intelligent, and easy all-in-one USB solution for connecting external SATA/IDE drive to your computer.
Let's take a closer look on the next page.