While many of the USB 3.0 storage solutions we have the chance to look at tend to serve a single purpose, some solutions make their way through the lab that have the capability to do more.
The Kingwin EZ-Clone is one such device with just those intentions. The EZ-Clone was designed to be more than your run of the mill USB adapter; therefore, the option is there to allow users to perform standalone disk cloning operations with ease.
Going back to the adapter functionality of the EZ-Clone, Kingwin has expanded this solution to include both SATA and IDE for those that still have data on legacy devices. With each of these connectivity options, you can choose to access your data through any one of the interfaces or clone data from SATA to SATA or IDE to SATA.
MSRP of the Kingwin EZ-Clone is listed at $39.99 with a one-year warranty.
Scope of delivery for the Kingwin EZ-Clone includes a power adapter, USB 3.0 cable, along with an IDE adapter for connecting 2.5" legacy devices and reading materials.
The footprint of the EZ-Clone is quite small. Around the edges of the device, we have all the connectivity options while the top holds the clone button and activity indicators.
The back of the EZ-Clone houses the power input and USB 3.0 connection. There is an additional IDE power output for use with the included 2.5" IDE adapter.
Above, we have connected two SSDs to the EZ-Clone to get an idea of the performance and course test the cloning functionality.
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Performance of the EZ-Clone was quite good, in our testing with the SanDisk X110 SSD, we were able to reach 261 MB/s read and 251 MB/s write.
The Kingwin EZ-Clone is one of the most versatile devices I have had the chance to use in quite a long time. Whether you are looking to access data on legacy IDE devices, or clone that data to a new SATA SSD or hard drive, this solution has you covered.
In speaking about the cloning function, we did take it for a test drive with our pair of SSDs and came away quite pleased with the results. In our image above, the SanDisk SSD has long held the operating system for our second test machine, and we desperately needed to clone this drive just to have a backup, in the case of a failure, at any point in the future.
The cloning process with the Kingwin, being rather simple, allows you to simply plug in your two devices to source and target and hold the clone button for a few seconds and the lights above denote the completion rate. At the end of our clone, which took around 30 minutes give or take, we installed the backup drive into the test system, which booted without any issues.
Overall performance of the EZ-Clone was quite admirable, we were able to touch 260 MB/s read and 250 M/B/s write in our CDM testing, and the clone procedure was rather painless, and took just 30 minutes to complete, with around 150 GB of data in queue.
PRICING: You can find the Kingwin EZ-Clone for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Kingwin EZ-Clone retails for $34.97 at Amazon.
Canada: The Kingwin EZ-Clone retails for CDN$39.99 at Amazon Canada.