Introduction and Features
Standalone disk-cloning adapter doesn’t require a host PC
EZ-Clone in Standalone disk-cloning mode
Kingwin’s new EZ-Clone (Model: USI-2535CLU3) is a HDD/SSD adapter that can be used as a standalone disk-cloning device or as an external hard drive adapter. When used in standalone mode, the self-powered EZ-Cone can quickly clone one SATA/IDE drive to a new SATA drive in minutes (IDE to SATA or SATA to SATA) without being connected to a PC.
EZ-Clone being used as an external drive adapter
When used as an external drive adapter the EZ-Clone provides connectors for attaching two SATA drives (SSD or HDD) and one IDE hard drive in 2.5” or 3.5” form factors. The EZ-Clone adapter connects to a PC using the high-speed USB 3.0 interface. When used as an external drive adapter, the user can access up to two external drives at the same time (two SATA drives or one SATA and one IDE drive).
Kingwin EZ-Clone Key Features: (from the Kingwin website)
• EZ-Clone model: USI-2535CLU3
• External USB 3.0 to dual-SATA & single-IDE clone adapter
• Standalone disk duplicator with One-Touch Clone Button (no PC required)
• Supports 2.5” and 3.5” IDE and SATA drives (HDD or SSD)
• Compatible with SATA I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)
• SATA Drive Hot-swap compatibility
• Supports hard drives up to 3TB disk size
• Dual output power supply with standard 4-pin and SATA power connectors
• Up to 5 Gbps data transfer rate with USB 3.0 (also compatible with USB 2.0)
• USB Plug-and-play capability
• 2 Drive LEDs (red) and four Clone Progress LEDs (blue)
• Screw-less, easy to attach connectors
• Windows and Mac OS compatible (no driver installation required)
• 1-Year Warranty from Kingwin
• MSRP $39.99 USD ($33.99 from Amazon.com, Oct. 2014)
How does it handle bad
How does it handle bad sectors on the source? 🙂
Why would you show a picture
Why would you show a picture of a HDD as the source and a SSD as the target. Shouldnt you always install a fresh OS when moving from a HSS to SSD?
*When moving from a HDD to
*When moving from a HDD to SSD
Why would you need to? Data
Why would you need to? Data is data.
You have obviously never
You have obviously never reformatted your hard drive and freshly installed an OS. You probably have remnants of DOS 6.22 floating around your system somewhere. Data is not just data. End of discussion.
I’m guessing this device
I’m guessing this device doesn’t like going from large to smaller drive sizes?
500gb hdd to 256gb SSD for example. Even if only say 90gb was used on the HDD.
Depends on how smart it is.
Depends on how smart it is. I’m guessing that you always have to go to a drive of equal or greater size.
Yes, you are correct – the
Yes, you are correct – the target drive must be equal to or have a larger capacity than the source. I will edit the review to make this clear. Thanks for your feedback!
Now if they can just make it
Now if they can just make it little more feature rich- bye-bye Ghost.
Ah open source programmable firmware …
As per above, these cheap
As per above, these cheap cloners are often full of issues that make them suitable for only the simplest of operations. For example, typically, if a patch of bad blocks are encountered, the operation will simply fail, when ideally what should happen is the slow area should be skipped & then attempted again once the majority of the data has successfully been cloned. From a forensic point of view, this cloner will almost certainly introduce problems as it makes no mention of disabling realication.
As has also been said, the fairly typical use case of going from (for arguments sake) a 500GB spinner to a 250GB SSD won’t be possible using this device because it will most likely not have any understanding of file systems.
It’s also worth remembering that 99.999% of these devices are just a stripped down *nix distribution using DD for the cloning. I would feel much more comfortable if it were to use DDRescue instead – in fact, I’d feel much more comfortable if they just opensourced their firmware so I could write the cloning software myself.
Looks like it has potential,
Looks like it has potential, but what about compatibility with Win8 secure boot drives?
And I’m also curious as to how it handles bad sectors on the drives.
GS RichCopy 360 is a robust
GS RichCopy 360 is a robust Windows file copy utility: it can copy an entire hard-drive and make an exact replica to a second location, “Source to Target Mirroring”. The first time GS RichCopy 360 runs each file on the source hard-drive is copied to the target, one by one. After that, the next runs, only changed and updated files are copied from the source to the target (and optionally files that were deleted from the source are also deleted from the target). In this way you have an exact replica of the source drive to the target, file by file. I am using it since last 8 months.
does this device have a
does this device have a ssd/hdd max space
also can you clone your pcs hdd while its still in the pc