Friday, December 10th 2010

Sharkoon Announces Decoupling Frame for 2.5 and 3.5 Inch Hard Drives

Sharkoon introduces the new "Vibe Fixer" model to their hard drive decoupler series: The Sharkoon Vibe Fixer PRO is a wide adjustable, versatile standby adapter and decoupling frame for hard drives and SSDs in both 2.5 and 3.5 inch format and fits into either a 3.5 or 5.25 inch mounting bay. The smaller 2.5 inch drives can be mounted into either frame setting, the user has the freedom to choose the purpose of the remaining free PC slots.

The operating noise of rotary hard drives are effectively decoupled from the housing due to a total of eight rubber buffers positioned in the frame. Thanks to the pre-drilled holes for an 80mm or 120mm fan, the Sharkoon Vibe Fixer PRO can expand to fit an active hard drive cooler. The decoupling frame measures 156mm x 98/144mm x 32mm (L x W x H). In shipping you will find instructions, mounting rails and an extensive supply of screws including rubber bolts for use on an optional fan to ensure a vibration free assembly.

Video instructions for users can be found here.

End customers will find the Sharkoon Vibe Fixer PRO available for the recommended retail price of 9.99 euros from authorized retailers.
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10 Comments on Sharkoon Announces Decoupling Frame for 2.5 and 3.5 Inch Hard Drives

#1
_JP_
I just stood 5 minutes watching the golf ball surface on the fan...
Why hasn't anybody thought about this yet?!
Then again, I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish with that. On a golf ball, I know what the are dimples for, but on a computer axial fan... :confused:
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#2
Sasqui
Shit, I wish they'd just create a plug-in hot-swap cage in general, forget the fan part!
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
by: _JP_
I just stood 5 minutes watching the golf ball surface on the fan...
Why hasn't anybody thought about this yet?!
Then again, I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish with that. On a golf ball, I know what the are dimples for, but on a computer axial fan... :confused:
less noise, maybe. who knows.
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#4
filip007
Is that for new WD Raptors and SSD too...:laugh:
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#5
Volkszorn88
by: Sasqui
Shit, I wish they'd just create a plug-in hot-swap cage in general, forget the fan part!
I actually like the fan part, especially if it's an already included one.
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#6
SirMango
by: _JP_
I just stood 5 minutes watching the golf ball surface on the fan...
Why hasn't anybody thought about this yet?!
Then again, I'm not sure what they are trying to accomplish with that. On a golf ball, I know what the are dimples for, but on a computer axial fan... :confused:
Sharkoon has been making fans like these for years (all the way back to 2005 I think). It's probably more a marketing gimmick than anything.
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#7
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I have seen a couple others with dimples too, since I haven't seen a Sharkoon cooler or fan outside of a case, that leaves other manufacturers doing this too;)
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#8
LAN_deRf_HA
From the limited number of performance oriented fan reviews out there these dimpled fans have shown an excellent noise/performance ratio.
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#9
pr0n Inspector
by: SirMango
Sharkoon has been making fans like these for years (all the way back to 2005 I think). It's probably more a marketing gimmick than anything.
Globe Fan makes them, then Sharkoon sells them.
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#10
tkpenalty
by: SirMango
Sharkoon has been making fans like these for years (all the way back to 2005 I think). It's probably more a marketing gimmick than anything.
Not really a gimmick, they actually have substantial gains, except the consumer is too stupid to understand/notice.
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