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KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5" Internal hot swap rack

  • Suitable hard disk type: 1.0" or 1.6" height, and 3.5" H.D.D.
  • Interface: Serial ATA
  • Color: Black
  • Key lock: Yes
  • Connector: NSS (Non-Scratch SATA)
  • Material: Metal / Plastic
  • Dimensions: 7.16" x 5
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Learn more about the Kingwin Inc. KF-1000-BK

Model

Brand
KINGWIN
Model
KF-1000-BK

Spec

Specifications
Suitable hard disk type: 1.0" or 1.6" height, and 3.5" H.D.D.
Interface: Serial ATA
Color: Black
Key lock: Yes
Connector: NSS (Non-Scratch SATA)
Material: Metal / Plastic
Dimensions: 7.16" x 5.74" x 1.65"
Weight: 2.0 lbs.

Features

Features
3.5" Internal hot swap rack.
No inner tray required.
Easy transport and secure valuable data.
Easy open latch door.
Safety metal key lock.
NSS (Non-Scratch SATA connector).
50,000 times insertion rate.
Supports hot swap.
Supports SATA II (3.0 Gb/s).
Tool-less design for h.d.d. installation.
Tray-less design.
Compatible with all type of PC cases.
Special silicon anti-shock system.
Driver-free support

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Mike R.
  • 5/17/2014 10:50:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust What I Needed

Pros: It's simple and straightforward; no trays to mess with, no noisy little fans to clog with dust, etc. Just stick a hard drive in it and shut the door. I like that.

Cons: When I plugged the power cord (4-pin Molex) into my computer power supply, one of the wires came out of the connector. I re-inserted the wire, and it's been fine since. But I subtracted a star for that.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to use with the backup hard drive in my desktop computer. When the backup drive isn't in use, I remove it and stick it in an anti-static bag. This saves wear and tear on the hard drive. And it doesn't add more wire/cable clutter, like an external drive case does.

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  • Monty G.
  • 5/16/2014 5:00:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood product

Pros: hot swapping in a snap, easy install.. comes with all the cables and screws you need.

Cons: Does NOT work well with a screwless drive bays, where you don't physically screw down the drive into the drive bay on BOTH sides.
The brackets on this product are spring loaded for noise/vibration cancellation, so they flex and easily pop out of the drive bay as you're pulling in and out HDDs. So get a decent case!

Other Thoughts: I was surprised it has LED lights on this thing, including HDD activity lights. Wasn't expecting that.

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  • LEIGH P.
  • 3/19/2014 7:56:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood drive tray but not the best

Pros: Good drive tray that is identical to the Rosewill RX-C525 in look and design. It works and doesn't have a problem with the transfer rates. No logo on the front like the Rosewill model.

Cons: My only con is that compared to the Rosewill RX-C525, this tray feels a little stiffer. The tension bar (for smaller drives) is definitely more stiff and presses harder on top of the 3.5" drives. However, it didn't scrape or gouge the drive or any labels. In comparison, The Rosewill's tension bar is almost too lightweight.

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  • Joseph G.
  • 1/26/2014 5:25:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product for IT Friend

Pros: Easy to install, mostly metal parts inside, reliable for the coupe dozen swaps I have put it through so far.

Cons: Would be nice to be able to buy an accessory adapter from Kingwin, made specifically for this rack, that would adapt a 2.5" drive to the rack.

Other Thoughts: I have used this rack many times to connect a friend's hard drive to my computer. No hassle of powering down the computer, opening the case, finding extra power and SATA connectors, plugging the drive in a temporary location in your case, and then powering back up. Just open the rack, slide the drive in, close the rack, and if you have hot swap enabled you will be ready to go in a few seconds.

I was having trouble with a secondary hard drive on my HTPC, so I decided to switch this over from my main PC so I could swap the secondary drive in and out to see if it was causing the Blue screens. It was, so I sent it back for a warranty exchange. Thankfully, I left the rack in the HTPC because the next two replacement hard drives they sent me were bad within 45 days. Finally got a good drive, but even after I found it was reliable, I left it in the rack because I feel like it gets more air flow than if it were tucked away in the case.

I would like Kingwin to offer a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter specifically designed for this rack because 2.5" drives are becoming more common and using the SATA connection is better than my USB dock, especially for speed and updating firmware on the drives. I am buying my third one of these here soon because they are too darn convenient.

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  • Casey a.
  • 12/9/2013 5:47:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggswas just what I needed

Pros: tray less, includes cables, SATA pass threw, allows for internal 3.5" and 2.5" SATA hdd's or even SSD's in a 5.25 front bay for hot swapping.

Cons: install is a bit tricky on tool less cases. loose shock absorbers.

Other Thoughts: installed in my 922 case by positioning the device to line up the holes for the press release lock and then do to the looseness of the devices shock absorbers the tension springs on the case would not hold the device in place so I had to use the included screws to keep it from moving around.

noted others complaining about the spring, that it gouges the hdd's label. check for any burs. as mine don't do that.

also despite the description, this has SATA pass threw, meaning that the speed and the size is only limited by your mainboards SATA controller.

PLEASE NOTE......hot swap for SATA drives requires AHCI enabled on your mainboard.

also note that the built in hot swap for windows is supported *unlike what some have stated* it's just not as fast at detecting SATA as it is @ USB

@ the user that claims that this don't last up to 50k swaps, you must be really rough on pc's.

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  • Zachary F.
  • 11/20/2013 9:05:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWould not Recommend

Pros: Fits snug in case and is vibrationless

Cons: After 4 or 5 fittings with a hdd the door will not stay closed without the lock being on. Forcing you to squeeze the door shut and turn the key. They tiny piece of metal that keeps that latch in place is easily worn out and made of cheap pot metal. I would not recommend this product. Definitely spend a few more dollars on a better product.

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  • Michael B.
  • 9/14/2013 9:17:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks, but could be improved

Pros: Cheap, works. Has drive power light and drive access light. Claims to have SATA connectors that will withstand many insertions and removals.

Cons: In order to accomodate oversize hard drives (never seen one myself) there is a very stiff wire that presses down on the hard drive to keep it lined up with the connectors as you slide it in to the oversize bay. The spring gouges the top of the drive when you pull it out of the rack. Super annoying!!

You can't just hook up your SATA power connector. You have to use the splitter cable supplied. You will need a 4 pin Molex power plug. The splitter has a SATA power connector and a tiny 4-pin fan connector that is used to power the LEDs. Kind of a pain, but once you get it hooked up you shouldn't have to worry about it.

The screw holes for mounting this unit are located in such a way that I could only get two screw holes to line up with the drive mounting holes in my case. I think that should be adequate, but it is kind of annoying.

Other Thoughts: Why is it so hard to create one of these hard drive docks that works smoothly, is easy to install and doesn't break down quickly?

Does anyone really use the key lock to secure their drive in these things?

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  • William B.
  • 8/20/2013 8:14:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt works w/ 3TB is not the Bay's Problem, Check your OS/HDD Controller

Pros: Allows me to Easily swap out my SATA Drives
Instead of Shutting down, opening my case and replacing them and closing the case again and booting back up.

Cons: -The 5.25 Bays of cases usually dont have cooling, so be prepared to mount a Fan above / below / behind / side of the Bay or temps will be a concern. (50 Degrees Celsius is enough to damage a HDD)

-Works better with SCREW IN RACKS, these slide and clip in plastic clamp racks will have issues.
(I personally removed the push button clamps on my HAF 922 to off the best solution.)

Other Thoughts: I have 3 of these, each cooled by a 120mm fans attached to the bottom or back.

3TB Drives work fine,
If you have issues, Read your Mainboard manual,
If your are forced to Use a 3TB Drive divided into 2 Smaller Partitions is a Mainboard HDD Controller Issue or a Windows Issue.

This unit simply acts as a Removable Bay with a Power On/Off Features,

You slide the drive in, and close the door, turn the key, let it spin up and windows detects and installs the driver for the Actual HDD. (WDCXXXXX etc),

The Max Storage Limit is determined by your Harddisk Controller or Your Windows/OS Version (32-BIT O/S's Support a Max Partition Size of 2048GB or 2TB)

Also Note, for it to work correctly, you need to have a Mainboard that supports AHCI Mode, and it should be enabled.

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  • Jeff W.
  • 8/1/2013 3:50:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Time Saver

Pros: I've had 2 of these trays installed in my tower for about 1 & 1/2 years with no problems but I basically use these trays to facilitate easy cloning so I'm not swapping out HDD's often in the trays.

I read a review here regarding 3Tb HDD's and that may be a "con" for this product but I've not tried any HDD larger than 1Tb with the tray.

I haven't seen any issues with parts wearing, etc but I don't swap out HDD's frequently so my trays will probably last longer for that reason.

For fast HDD installs/swaps, I highly recommend this product.

Cons: The product didn't include a molex/sata power adapter but I'm not sure that it was supposed to include that adapter.

My tower interconnect setup required a 4-Pin Female Molex to 15-Pin Male SATA Adapter which was available at my local PC store.

The only other possible "con" would be another reviewer's reference to use with a 3 Tb HDD, partitioning into 2 partitions. I haven't seen any notation from Kingwin regarding a limitation to the HDD size with this product.

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  • Jim R.
  • 7/20/2013 1:28:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks good

Pros: It does what it 's advertised to do.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Others have complained that the structure was weak, but used properly, I can see it lasting.

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