Adapter KM-U3MSATA

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The KM-U3MSATA

A USB 3.0 Mini-SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter that allows you to attach a 50mm Mini-SATA (mSATA) SSD and convert it into a USB 3.0 external portable slim drive. Elegant, stylish, ultra-lightweight, and durable, the KM-U3MSATA is one of the smallest, fastest, and slimmest USB-to-SSD enclosures in the market.

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The KM-U3MSATA is compatible with SATA I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) versions. Currently mSATA SSD are available up to 1TB of storage with sequential read/write performance reaching 500MB/sec.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with UASP

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PC interface offers 10X faster performance (5Gbps) over Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480Mbps) while still retaining backward compatibility and interoperability with all PC USB ports and devices. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 also works well with the latest Windows 8 and Mac OS X with no driver installation needed.

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Mini-SATA or mSATA is a new case-less form factor of SSD, measuring roughly 50mm long, 30mm wide and 4.75mm high. Mini-SATA SSD offers faster performance, lower power consumption, higher reliability, and ruggedness in a small and lightweight form-factor. The KM-U3MSATA adapter board allows you to easily insert the mSATA module thru the 52-pin SSD connector and push it downwards to fasten.

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USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) is a new USB 3.0 protocol that replaces the older USB 2.0 BOT protocol. Unlike BOT protocol that transfers data and commands on a same pipe and commands are processed one at a time, UASP sends data and command in separate pipes and multiple commands are processed in parallel, therefore further increasing performance and lowering CPU utilization. UASP is fully supported in Windows 8 and Mac OSX (10.8 or above).

Elegant and Ultra-Lightweight

The KM-U3MSATA supports USB plug-and-play and is powered directly from the USB port (no external power needed). Simply insert the mSATA into the KM-U3MSATA enclosure and then plug the enclosure into the USB port of your computer to instantly access the mSATA drive. No extra driver installation required.

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The KM-U3MSATA comes in an elegant, stylish, and durable aluminum black casing with silver lining. It is ultra-compact and ultra-lightweight weighing just 50g (0.11lbs) so it is small and light enough to fit in your pocket and conveniently carry with you anytime.

Features

  • Model: KM-U3MSATA
  • External USB 3.0 to Mini-SATA (mSATA) SSD Enclosure
  • Elegant and Durable Aluminum Construction
  • Supports 50-mm mSATA SSD
  • ASMedia ASM1053E USB 3.0 to SATA 6G controller chip
  • Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) for even faster performance (requires UASP capable PC host system).
  • Compatible with SATA I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) mSATA SSD
  • Supports up to 1TB mSATA SSD
  • Up to 5 Gbps Data Transfer Rate in USB 3.0 port
  • Compatible also with USB 2.0 (480Mbps) port
  • Powers directly from USB port
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap Capability
  • Windows & Mac OS Compatible (no driver installation needed)
  • Includes USB 3.0 A to Micro B cable and mini-screwdriver (mSATA SSD not included)

Specifications

Model: KM-U3MSATA
Product Type: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to mSATA SSD Converter Enclosure
Chipset: ASMedia ASM1053E USB 3.0 to SATA 6G Controller (with UASP)
PC Interface: USB 3.0/USB 2.0
Drive Installation: Fixed Enclosure Casing (includes mini-screwdriver)
Max. Transfer Rate: USB 3.0 (up to 5Gbps) with UASP support
SATA III (6Gbps)
SDD Capacity: Up to 1TB capacity (mSATA SSD not included)
Dimensions: 2-7/8″ (L) x 1-5/8″ (W) x 1/2″ (H)
74mm (L) x 43mm (W) x 13mm (H)
Weight: 0.11 lbs (50g)
Supported OS: – Windows 8/8.1, 7, Server 2008, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000
– Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), Leopard (10.5)
– Linux Any Distro
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Date: 11/05/2014
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The Kingwin KM-U3MSATA USB 3.0 Mini SATA SSD Enclosure Adapter holds up to its promise of supplying a high speed mSATA USB 3.0 enclosure. It proved that is capable of transforming your old laptop SSD into a handy and very portable external drive.

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