Scythe Kama Connect 2

Introduction

Introduction
 
Here's something straight from the 'why didn't we think of that ourselves?" category. If you're like us, you probably have a mass of spare SATA and PATA drives floating around, probably with all kinds of cherished data on them. In days of old, you'd have to find some fiddly enclosure for them, or - gasp! - open your case to install the things to get at those precious ones and zeroes. However, for those who work 'on the road' and right out of a laptop, the options available to allow connectivity of these devices are very restrictive to say the least.
 
Japanese company Scythe has heard your pain and subsequently manufactured a product that will allow you to connect to SATA and PATA devices with a minimal amount of fuss. The Scythe Kama Connect 2 is a Plug-n-Play ready device that will allow you to connect virtually and SATA or PATA enabled devices via a powered universal adaptor. Let's see what Scythe have to say about their Kama Connect 2:
 
Upgraded version of the Easy-to-connect S-ATA & ATAPI drives via USB port, Kama Connect 2 is available! Plug-n-Play ready & allows you to connect S-ATA & ATAPI drives simultaneously! The friendly universal AC Adaptor (100 - 240V, 50/60Hz) and carrying pouch for both 2.5/3.5inch HDD are included for frequent travelers!
 
Scythe Kama Connect 2
Scythe Kama Connect 2
 
Lets have a look at the Kama Connect 2's specifications
 
Specifications
 
The specifications were taken directly from the Scythe Kama Connect 2's Product Page.
 
Model Name:
Kama Connect 2

Model #:
SCUPS-2000

Manufacturer:
Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan

Dimensions:
90 x 62 x 20 mm (Unit)
115 x 57.5 x 32 mm (AC Adaptor)
107 x 77 x 13.4mm (2.5inch HDD Carrying Pouch)
151 x 108 x 29.5mm (3.5inch HDD Carrying Pouch)

Compatibility:
- S-ATA Drive (2.5/3.5inch HDD, Optical Drive)
- 40-pin ATAPI Drive
- (3.5inch HDD, Optical Drive, IDE/EIDE, ATA33/66/100/133 Ready)
- 44-pin 2.5inch HDD

Compatible O/S:
Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista

Build-In LED:
Power On/Off & Access LED

AC Adaptor:
Input: 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
On/Off Power Switch Built-On Unit Type
 
The options available to you with the Kama Connect 2 are amazing, especially when you consider that alternative products really only allow for 3.5" and 2.5" HDD connectivity via an USB powered dock. Nice touch Scythe!
 
Let's head over the page to have a look at the Scythe Kama Connect 2 in a little more detail...
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Most Recent Comments

29-01-2008, 08:17:47

PV5150
Looking for ways of accessing your storage drives externally and on the run? Scythe may have something of interest for you then...

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...065925420s.jpg

Scythe Kama Connect 2

29-01-2008, 08:21:13

Toxcity
Very well written review Matt!

Looks to be a good idea as well.

29-01-2008, 17:23:18

ali_james
Honestly can't they think of another damn name, everything they make is called a Kama Connect, Kama Bay, Kama Meter.

Nice review anyhow

Looks a very neat idea as you said.

Cheers!

29-01-2008, 17:25:18

markkleb
LOL, silly name GREAT product!

Nice job guys.

29-01-2008, 18:41:20

Pseudonym
Nice review, and for that kind of price, i might get one myself.

Shame there's no firewire as my usb is playing up thinking its 1.1 and restarting explorer.

29-01-2008, 21:58:23

MikeEnIke
It's a great idea, i know i wish i had one for the many hard drives i have lying around. Nice review too Peeves.

30-01-2008, 03:07:06

PV5150
Thanks for the feedback guys it's much appreciated. The Kama Connect 2 is certainly a handy little item, and one that could possibly be further improved by including firewire too.

30-01-2008, 03:18:56

JN
Good review mate. I think I will actually go and buy one of these because I cant count the number of times I've had to install friends/family hard disks in my machine to get their data off when their PC's have fooked up.

30-01-2008, 04:06:39

PV5150
Thanks Jim. The Connect 2 would be perfect for that application, please let me know what you think if you get your hands on one

30-01-2008, 07:08:25

Rastalovich
Great review. Nice bit of kit tbh. At the price it is, I`d look to get one just to have it handy.

There firewire options or esata ?

hehe u could use one of these on that new Macbook that has nothing.
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