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Portable Performance: Four USB 3.0 Enclosures For Your 2.5” Drive

Kingwin ATK-25U3-BK

Kingwin tries to cover all possible needs by including both an auxiliary power cable and a Phillips screwdriver in its ATK-25U3-BK package. An included carrying bag has its cable pouch on the inside.

Kingwin’s part is unique in two ways: first, it’s the only model to use a USB 3.0 Type A connector and second, it’s the only one to have a controller button.

While the enclosure includes no software to use with that button, some backup software manufacturers have used initialization buttons to start their programs. The clear button still serves as an activity LED, regardless of other possible functions.

A clear plastic sheet runs through the Kingwin ATK-25U3-BK interior, thereby protecting the exposed circuits of mechanical drives.

  • I know this isn't relevant, but what is in the pcie1 slot?
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  • Gin Fushicho
    You guys are really benching cases? I figured they'd all be close to the same anyway.
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  • Crashman
    SubSonix1I know this isn't relevant, but what is in the pcie1 slot?
    Nothing, the slot is covered by an extended chipset heat sink.
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  • TomD_1
    So basically, they all have identical hardware, and IMO all look ugly
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  • Crashman
    TomD_1So basically, they all have identical hardware, and IMO all look ugly
    You forgot to mention they all fit in a shirt pocket. That is the most important part.
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  • thejerk
    Scraping the bottom of the barrel for non-iPad news?
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  • warmon6
    thejerkScraping the bottom of the barrel for non-iPad news?
    Um.... few things,

    1. They haven't been just covering the ipad. They been covering alot of other things.

    2. This isn't news. This is a review. Learn the difference.
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  • kelfen
    if ya think about it this is more cost effective per GB to buy one of these and a hard drive then buying a usb drive
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  • Good... so I can share my pirated movies more faster?( sarcasm )
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  • rooket
    What's the performance like if you use it with a hard drive? Just same as usb 2.0 I'd imagine? Odd that they're only hitting 35MB/sec with USB 2.0. It should go 60MB/sec. Why is this only half the speed?
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