Scythe Kama Connect 2

Packaging and A Closer Look

Packaging
 
The Scythe Kama Connect 2 comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard box that displays the usual amount of advertising that we have come to expect from Scythe. The front cover shows off the connectivity options of the Kama Connect 2 and the rear shows the adaptor in a little more detail.
 
Packaging front Packaging rear
Packaging side Packaging inside
 
The unit itself is housed within compartments of cardboard and should adequately protect the unit if dropped during transit. All things considered, the Kama Connect 2 is well packaged and should arrive in one piece at your doorstep. Included in the package are:
 
* 1 x Silicon for a 3.5" HDD
* 1 x Silicon jacket for 2.5" HDD
* Power Adaptor and cord
* 4-pin cable for power supply
* USB cable
* Installation manual
 
Let's have a closer look at the Scythe Kama Connect 2.
 
A Closer Look
 
After taking the contents out of the packaging we can see what is included a little clearer. The Silicon HDD boots are made from good quality rubber with breather holes in the bottom and a flap that can be fixed to prevent damage to your drives by them sliding out.
 
Package contents 3.5" HDD silicon boot
Power supply
 
The power supply is ROHS compliant, manufactured by Coming Data and appears to be of good quality.
 
The Scythe Kama Connect 2's adaptor is made from lightweight plastic, and feels quite sturdy. The switch feels very robust and not cheap.
 
 
Kama Connect 2 adaptor Kama Connect Adaptor_2
 
The Scythe Kama Connect 2 really does provide a lot of connectivity from such a little adaptor. However, there are some caveats to bear in mind: you can't connect 2 x IDE devices simultaneously (although IDE + SATA is fine); you cannot connect 2 x IDE and 1 x SATA devices simultaneously, and the adaptor does not support NCQ or 3GBps throughput.
 
3.5" IDE 2.5" IDE
SATA
 
Let's head over the page to see how easy the Scythe Kama Connect 2 is to install...
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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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