Problems with a Kingwin EZ Dock 2535
Hi guys, I bought a Kingwin EZ-Dock 2535 docking station at a local Microcenter on sale. The gizmo comes with nothing to help you set it up. No driver disc, nor instructions. I've tried to connect it to two PC's, one with Vista, and another with Windows 7-64, but niether time has the unit been visible. I'm using a Hard Drive that I just bought as well. Do I need to do something to the drive first, before I can use it? If not, what am I doing wrong with this docking station? All advice is appreciated. Thanks.
If its a new blank HD, you do have to format it and create a partition before you can use it for anything. On Win XP Pro right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop. Select Manage | Disk Management. You will see the drive as a visible but empty device. Then I think you right-click on it and select Format (just a quick one is enough). Should be easy from there. If not, Google on "preparing new HD" for your version of Windows. Note that you can also change drive letters here.
Had the same issue.
Using Windows 7.
Windows Explorer did not recognize the drive.
I went on KingWin web site for a phone number to tech support.
The tech (very patient, competent, etc.) talked me through the procedure in a couple minutes.
Basically, the drive needed to be formatted (even though it was recognized in the device manager as a WD 640 AAKS drive.)
As I recall.....
Click Start button
right click Computer
Left side of screen under Storage, click Disk Management
The hard drive in the EZ Dock 2535 should now show up in the main screen as disk 1, 2, or 3 depending how many drives you have.
It will also have a black bar above it.
My main internal hard drive (C:\) had a blue bar above it and was labeled as disk 0.
Now place the cursor in the box with the black bar above it (i.e. disk 1 or 2, etc.). its the box containing the hard drive in your EZ Dock.
Right click and select "Add simple drive"
As I recall, I just clicked "Next" on all the boxes that showed up after that (size of drive, drive label, format type, etc.) until clicking "Finish".
This is all from memory so I hope it helps..
Hey, guys. I've had the Same issue.
Using Window 7 Starter
I tried following your instructions, but, after I went to 'Disk Management' under 'Storage,' the hard drive plugged in to the EZ-connect wasn't listed. I've looked and looked, but I can't seem to find any drivers for the thing.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.