Kingwin DM-2535U3 Dock Master ReviewIndybird - August 30, 2010
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Installation on the Kingwin Dock Master is very straightforward. If you’re going the full USB 3.0 route you obviously have to make sure you have the drivers for your onboard USB 3.0 or your USB 3.0 expansion card. If that’s not the case, then you can always plug the Dock Master into a USB 2.0 port and run it at 2.0 speeds. Other than any USB 3.0 controller drivers, the hard drive comes with no software, and will be instantly recognized by Windows when you plug it in.
The USB 3.0 “B” end looks fairly different than its predecessor due to its extra pins. The “A” looks the same as a standard USB. If you are plugging into your motherboard’s onboard USB 3.0 you have to find out which ports are USB 3.0. On our test bench the motherboard distinguishes its USB 3.0 ports with convenient blue connectors. It should be noted that the dock will not be recognized if the USB 3.0 cable is plugged into a USB 2.0 port; you must to use a USB 2.0 cable for 2.0 ports.