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Author:  Dan Shannon
Date:  2008.04.02
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  Kingwin
Manufacturer:  Kingwin

Introduction to the KINGWIN ELITe:

KINGWIN sent us one of their premier external hard drive enclosures, the KINGWIN ELITe which comes in three colors; Red, blue, and black. These units support both USB 2.0 and eSATA, meaning that you can use this at a standard USB 2.0 connection rate or as though it were an internal drive at full 3Gb/s on any laptop or desktop equipped with eSATA. If you are in the market for an external hard drive and want something that looks good and runs nicely, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then the Kingwin ELITe may just be your answer.


1. Model: EL-35EU-SB.
2. 3.5 E-SATA + USB + One touch back up combo aluminum H.D.D. Enclosure.
3. Futuristic capsule design w/ front blue led.
4. SATA Interface.
5. Applicable for PC, notebook, and Mac.
6. Plug & Play, hot-swapping capability.
7. Up to 3.0 Gbps Data Transfer Speed in ESATA.
8. Up to 480 Mbps Data Transfer Speed in USB .
9. Suitable for all 3.5" SATA H.D.D.
10. 1 stand
11. Strengthen aluminum finish.
12. 12v power adapter.



Interface: E-SATA + USB 2.0 Combo.
Data speed: USB 2.0: 1.5/12/480 Mbps./ SATA: 1.5/3 Gb/s.
Color: Silver w/ Black.
Rear panel connection: USB B receptacle/E-SATA connector.
Dimension: 205 (L) x 130 (W) x 35 (H) mm.
Support OS : Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS 10x & Above.
One touch backup: Yes.
Hard Drive Support: 3.5" SATA Hard Disc.
Weight: 2.5 lbs (1134 g) / unit.


As with most KINGWIN products, the ELITe came packaged well. The enclosure itself came wrapped in bubble wrap, preventing any scratches or scuff marks. All of the accessories came boxed within. Shaking the box before opening provided no rattling, assurance of well packaged material.


Package Front View

Package Rear View

Contents of box

First look at the enclosure

All contents removed from boxes

Users Manual and Driver CD




Included in the box was:

  1. Aluminum 3.5” HDD Enclosure
  2. Clear Enclosure Stand (Holder)
  3. USB 2.0 Cable
  4. ESATA Cable
  5. Screw Pack (for securing HDD to enclosure)
  6. Power Adapter
  7. Installation Driver
  8. Users Manual
  9. Driver CD (Mini)



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