Tuesday, September 14th 2010

Sharkoon Announces Rapid Case 2.5'' USB 3.0 Enclosure

Sharkoon equips another product from its inventory with a SuperSpeed port: Also the Rapid Case drive enclosure for 2.5" SATA hard drives is available with USB3.0 access and thus available with data rates up to 5 Gbit/s.

Sharkoon now has nine comprehensive Rapid Case series models aimed at users searching for beneficial and solid external hard drive enclosures for daily use. The sturdy aluminum housings are ideal for flexible data transfer, disk use is completed within a few simple steps. The Rapid Case 2.5" USB3.0 provides space for 2.5" SATA hard drives with a maximum overall height of 9.5mm, and is quickly and easily connected via USB3.0 to a PC or Notebook. The Plug&Play housing dimensions are 123 x 78 x 11 mm with an empty weight of 70 grams; the colors black, red and blue are available to own. In shipping you will find a brief instruction manual, screwdriver, a 100 centimeter long USB3.0 cable (Plug A / Mini USB3.0) and a transport bag.

Like the previous USB3.0 models from Sharkoon, the Rapid Case 2.5" USB3.0 has also passed the functions and compatibility test from the motherboard manufacturer Gigabyte and bears the certificate "Compatible with Gigabyte USB3.0 Motherboards".

End customers will find the Sharkoon Rapid-Cases 2,5" USB3.0 available immediately for the suggested retail price of 22.99 euros in authorized retailers.

Pricing and Availability
Available in Red, Black, Blue, priced at (MSRP) 29.99 EUR.
Add your own comment

7 Comments on Sharkoon Announces Rapid Case 2.5'' USB 3.0 Enclosure

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
finally get to see what USB 3.0 mini looks like :D
Posted on Reply
#2
Thrackan
Why, why WHYYYY make ANOTHER new plug shape for USB Mini 3.0?

Universal Serial Bus is not being Universal right now :shadedshu
Posted on Reply
#3
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Thrackan
Why, why WHYYYY make ANOTHER new plug shape for USB Mini 3.0?

Universal Serial Bus is not being Universal right now :shadedshu
1. because it wouldnt be compatible

2. if you look, 2.0 cables still fit (at 2.0 speeds ofc)
Posted on Reply
#4
Baum
but that would translate into another cable?
i can't connect it to my current USB 2.0 outlet on my notebook right?
would be nice if they ship a cable with it for usb 2.0 just for the transition time :)
Posted on Reply
#5
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Baum
but that would translate into another cable?
i can't connect it to my current USB 2.0 outlet on my notebook right?
would be nice if they ship a cable with it for usb 2.0 just for the transition time :)
yes, it can connect to USB 2.0 ports, with a 2.0 cable, at 2.0 speeds.


look at the pic they show of the connector - the part on the left is standard USB 2.0 micro USB - the 3.0 cable just covers BOTH sides at once (wider cable)
Posted on Reply
#6
DonInKansas
The plug that goes into the comp is compatible 2.0--->3.0. It's the end that goes into the enclosure that's different. This is standard on all USB 3.0 devices.
Posted on Reply
#7
Mussels
Moderprator
by: DonInKansas
The plug that goes into the comp is compatible 2.0--->3.0. It's the end that goes into the enclosure that's different. This is standard on all USB 3.0 devices.
yeah, i probably should have emphasized that point myself.
Posted on Reply