Kingwin Elite Series Hard Drive Enclosures
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 06-05-2008
Provided by: Kingwin
Closer Look,

Inside the retail package, we find a user manual, mini driver / software disc, eSATA cable, power cable, USB cable, a clear plastic stand and the enclosure itself.

As mentioned earlier, both enclosures are identical other than color. The front of the enclosure has a black glossy finish with the Kingwin logo displayed near the top. The actual colored part of the enclosures appears to be plastic, but the rest of the unit is indeed aluminum. Around back, we find a power switch, USB 2.0 port, eSATA port, One Touch Back Up button and a power port.

Two small Philips-head screws are used to hold the sliding tray in place. Once removed, the tray easily slides out, allowing you to mount a drive in it. The tray itself appears to be constructed of steel. The PCB has the necessary SATA data and power connectors ready for use. Also notice, there are two small pins just to the left of the red SATA cable. An LED that runs from the front of the enclosure plugs in here and illuminates the Kingwin logo on the front of the enclosure.

Screws are included to mount your hard drive on the sliding tray, but not in the accessory box where you would think. I originally thought they were not included, but later found them inside the enclosure.

To install, simply connect the SATA data and power cables, then mount the drive to the tray. Don't forget to plug in the LED pins before you screw the tray back onto the enclosure.

That pretty much covers the enclosure and installation. Let's move ahead to testing and wrap things up with a conclusion...

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