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New Quick Connection for SATA Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by Guest-16, 12 Apr 2008.

  1. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    New Quick Connection for SATA Hard Drives

    Sharkoon SATA QuickPort PRO: New hard drive docking station with 2-port USB hub, memory card reader and eSATA connection for easy access to uninstalled SATA hard drives and other devices / Compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" drives / MSRP 37 euros

    Sharkoon is expanding its hard drive accessory line-up: The updated Sharkoon SATA QuickPort PRO, in addition to providing direct and simple access to uninstalled hard drives, also includes a front mounted 2-port USB hub and a SD/SDHC/MMC/MS memory card reader. SATA hard drives in both 2.5" and 3.5" sizes can connect either via the USB 2.0 port or the faster eSATA port located on the back of the docking station. The memory card reader and USB hub require the USB connection. Included in the packaging are an instruction manual, power supply, USB cable and an eSATA cable.

    Customers can find the Sharkoon SATA QuickPort from authorized retailers for the MSRP of 37 euros.

    In case of further questions or other informational material, feel free to contact us or go to www.sharkoon.com.

    High resolution photos available at:

    http://www.sharkoon.com/pix/illus/hires/sharkoon_sata_quickport_pro.jpg
    http://www.sharkoon.com/pix/illus/hires/sharkoon_sata_quickport_pro_1.jpg
    http://www.sharkoon.com/pix/illus/hires/sharkoon_sata_quickport_pro_2.jpg
    http://www.sharkoon.com/pix/illus/hires/sharkoon_sata_quickport_pro_package.jpg
     
  2. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Why that's a bit clever. :thumb:
     
  3. hughwi

    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    that does indeed look rather useful! any idea of speeds?
     
  4. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Any idea when its out?
     
  5. Hazardous

    Hazardous New Member

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    It has an eSATA connection, so it'll work at SATA II speeds - i.e. up to 3.0Gbps (potentially) :idea:
     
  6. Guest-16

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    I'll email them and ask.
     
  7. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Yeah, ETA and suggested MSRP would be very handy. I've always wanted something like this... :clap:
     
  8. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looks really cool :thumb:
     
  9. hughwi

    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    :p i meant on the USB side of things :D
     
  10. Guest-16

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    If there's this many of you interested we might as well get one in for review :)
     
  11. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Iam interested!

    As its a complete rip-off the Thermaltake unit but with the flaws fixed i would love to read a review. Also ask whos getting hold of these in the UK.
     
  12. Guest-16

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    Check Scan :)
     
  13. Hazardous

    Hazardous New Member

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    I wish to hell AC Ryan would think of that!

    I've bought several AC Ryan AluBox recently (3x 3.5" eSATA (one each for myself and two sons), plus a 5.25" eSATA), and every single one of 'em has a 2-pin plug, with no adapter supplied :eyebrow: :sigh:

    It's so bloody annoying, when you're all excited at receiving - and keen to use your new product ASAP, but you don't have a/enough 2 - 3 pin adapter(s) handy :wallbash: :rolleyes:
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Very smart!

    Add me to the list of people who'd like a review of this, bindi!
     
  15. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

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    cut the plug off an wire a spare 3 pin on? :p
     
  16. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Ah!
    They've fixed the main flaw with the previous version - that only had USB - no eSATA.
    Definitely a viable option for backups now.
     
  17. mutznutz

    mutznutz Cos Ive got a beard u label me evil

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    I agree that it looks good

    Has a card reader too, something my PC lacks at the moment ... hummm ... must find a way to justify funds with the person in charge (read wife)

    hehe :D
     
  18. dynamis

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    I'll definatly be after one of those when there avialable (if not already).

    Took a quick look on Scan and they have the older model in so with any luck they'll get these in too :)
     
  19. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Seriously cool. Particularly handy, I imagine, for bench testers and tinkerers. Want to examine a drive? Just slap it in the slot.
     
  20. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    I can see these finding a place on repair workbenches too.
     

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