Kingwin DM-2535U3 Dock Master ReviewIndybird - August 30, 2010
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The Kingwin Dock Master has proven to be a very capable dock. Even though it only has a single USB 3.0 connection, being a high-bandwidth connection and backwards compatible makes it equally as versatile as docks with multiple connector types. The dock itself is solidly built and has the looks to match. Performance-wise the Dock Master is nearly on par with the internal SATA connection when connected via USB 3.0. The only real con here is that the hard drive does run hot due to its sole reliance on ambient air for cooling. However, since the hard drive does not come anywhere close to dangerous temps, the pros by far outweigh the cons.
The Kingwin Dock Master is great for anyone who needs portable high-capacity storage, commonly works on hard drives, or simply wants the ease of use of a SATA dock. For around $40 you get a solid dock with great performance, making this an easy recommendation to any user.
- Great drive performance over USB 3.0
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
- Very easy to install and use
- Great Build Quality
- Activity LED
- Hard Drive runs fairly hot