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KINGWIN TL-202U3-BK 2.5" Black SATA USB 3.0 Tool-Less External Enclosure

  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 1TB
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The KINGWIN TL-202U3-BK is a tool-less external enclosure for 2.5" SATA hard drive. Just connect it to your computer via a USB cable and you can turn your internal hard drive into external hard drive. With a USB 3.0 interface, this enclosure offers up to 5Gbps transfer rate which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 interface. If your computer does not have a USB 3.0 port, it will not be a problem because USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The four side rubber stands help the drive withstand accidental bumps and reduce vibration for quiet operation.

  • newegg Tool-less design The tool-less design ensures quick installation. Just put a 2.5" SATA hard drive into the enclosure and connect it to your USB enabled personal computer, notebook or Mac. Then enjoy portable storage.
  • newegg USB 3.0 interface Experience ultra-fast data transfers at up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0 - the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 computers.
  • newegg LED indicator The LED indicator offers the hard drive status at a glance.

Learn more about the Kingwin Inc. TL-202U3-BK

Model

Brand
KINGWIN
Model
TL-202U3-BK

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5"
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 3.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 1TB
Fan
No
Specifications
USB 3.0 Transfer Speed: 5.0 Gbps
Features
Tool-Less External Enclosure For SATA Hard Drive
Up to 5.0 Gbps Transfer Rate in USB 3.0
Support Hot Plug & Play
Applicable for PC, notebook, and Mac
RoHS Compliant

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/Mac OS x10 & Above/ Linux /win server2003/2008

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
3" W x 5" L x 1/2"
Weight
0.40lbs

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Lawrence H.
  • 6/21/2014 2:20:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUSB connection fell out of case

Pros: None - see cons

Cons: USB connector in case fell out!

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  • Ryan G.
  • 1/31/2014 4:38:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: The case is simple and easy to use. The fact that it draws its power from the USB port also makes it very convenient and portable, kind of like having another external drive. My old laptop drive just slid right in and I was good to go.

Cons: My case arrived with a cable that makes incredibly poor contact with my USB ports. I tried it on all four that are on my laptop. Even the slightest jostle interrupts connection on any of them. A bit of a buzzkill when the product would have been exactly what I wanted.

Other Thoughts: Would have been perfect great had the cable not been faulty.

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  • Tomas V.
  • 6/30/2013 7:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYou Don't Even Get What You Pay For

Pros: USB 3.0 speeds to connected HD. Worked great for the times I used it. Affordable.

Cons: Have had the enclosure for a little over a year and it is now non-functional. What ever HD is placed in it doesn't mount or abruptly disconnects. I only got a handful of good uses out of it during the year I owned it.

Good design, terrible construction. Considering I had it a year I would understand it failing now under intense use, but again I only used it a handful of time throughout the year.

Probably one of the worst purchases I've made.

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  • SEAN S.
  • 4/30/2013 7:54:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the price

Pros: Inexpensive.
Good for travel.

Cons: The usb 3.0 cable doesn't play well with usb 2.0 ports.
Cable is very short and thick.
Gets a bit warm so does a laptop.

Other Thoughts: I've noticed if you plug it all they way into a 2.0 port it will loose connection, but if you pull it about 2mm it will make contact. You have to be careful while it's transferring so as not to bump it in a 2.0 port. Works well in a 3.0 port but it still has occasional random disconnects and I'm not sure why.

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  • L. W.
  • 4/8/2013 9:12:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs50% good

Pros: Excellent design, love it. Just swing it open, drop the drive in, close it and plug it in.

Cons: I purchased two of these from Newegg and one of them was dead on arrival, the other one works perfect. I could have given this a high rating if one of the two enclosures wasn't D.O.A.

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  • Jason B.
  • 3/24/2013 9:06:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShoddy Connector

Pros: Pretty fast, cheap

Cons: Connector sheared off the board on about the fifth attachment

Other Thoughts: Like many others here, the connector broke after two months of light use. It was decently fast to backup files when it worked (I had a slow drive in it, but still copied at 60-70MB/s), but the connector just came right off when I went to backup my laptop today.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2013 9:34:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks but flimsy power connection

Pros: Cheap, works out of the box

Cons: The power connection was not robust when it was stressed. Now, the item is rather cheap, so I got what I paid for. I mistakenly ordered the same item again, so we'll see how this second one does. The reality is that I tend to stress most of my systems a moderate amount, but I'm nowhere near as bad as kids are. So, hopefully they can improve the robustness of their power connection in the future.

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  • Carlos D.
  • 2/18/2013 7:45:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice design, not poorly built (other then the connector, see below). Easy to open/close and easy to install any 2.5 inch laptop HDD.

Cons: Transfer speeds didn't seem all the much faster on USB 3.0 compared to 2.0, about only a steady 10 MB/s faster, and I was using a 7200 RPM WD Scorpio Black. That was of course before the connector fell off. Owned it for about a week and the connector came right off, didn't even look like it was soldiered on.

Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the flimsy connector this could of been a great cheap enclosure despite the slow USB 3.0 speed. Probably not worth RMA'ing, avoid this unless you can buy it from a local store, that way you can return it if need be.

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  • Scott D.
  • 2/12/2013 2:32:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo NOT buy

Pros: Can slip any 2.5 HD in without tools and go.
Works like a charm (until...)

Cons: Not a robust connector - will break after extended use.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this unit from a Newegg competitor and absolutely loved it because it was cheap, toolless, and worked as advertised, that is, until the rear connector broke rendering it completely useless. And that was after about 4 months of usage. I would bring it into work every day, so it was unplugged and replugged twice daily. Over the last month I noticed that the drive would suddenly disappear from windows more and more. I discovered that this was because the rear connector housing was so flimsy that every day it became more detached from the circuit board to which it was soldered, until finally no connection could be made. This is not a defect they can fix unless the manufacturer spends more money to properly engineer the rear connector. Too bad, everything else about it rocks.

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  • Derek H.
  • 1/26/2013 9:26:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood design

Pros: Well designed tool-less enclosure. HDD insertion and removal is plug and play. Top is held firmly in place by two tabs, pressing on the tabs allows for easy opening.

Cons: USB 3.0 Type A plug on cable is prone to flaky operation if any of the extra five flexible contacts are bent in the wrong direction. Problem not limited to this device. See other thoughts below.

Other Thoughts: If the device isn't detected or you get a popup stating that the device can operate faster, and you have it inserted into a USB 3.0 port, then more than likely it's an issue with the plug as indicated in Cons above. Use a small jeweler's screwdriver to press the contact(s) back in the right direction if ever this happens.

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