Friday, June 17th 2011

Sharkoon Announces Four Port USB 3.0 Front-Panel Hub

The range of USB3.0 terminals is growing rapidly, but there are still newer PC systems barely equipped with suitable interfaces. Accessory specialist Sharkoon presents an internal USB3.0 hub, which provides easy access to four identical SuperSpeed ports on the front of the PC. The Sharkoon 4-Port USB3.0 Hub, with black front panel, is a separate 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay with the provided 5.25" mounting frame already pre-assembled.

It is connected to an external USB3.0 port on the main board on the PC's backside. For orderly feed through a 120cm long USB3.0 cable is enclosed with a pre-installed backplate. Power is supplied to the attached USB3.0 devices through the integrated 4-pin power supply connection. All four USB3.0 ports are each equipped with a LED status indicator.

The Sharkoon 4-Port USB3.0 Hub is downward compatible with older USB standards, supports the operating systems Windows XP, Vista and 7, measures 67 x 103 x 26 mm (L x W x H) and weighs 67 g.

End customers can find the Sharkoon 4-Port USB3.0 Hub available immediately for the suggested retail price of 24.99 euros in authorized retailers.
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16 Comments on Sharkoon Announces Four Port USB 3.0 Front-Panel Hub

#1
_JP_
It's about damn time! :toast:
Make one in mesh, please. :D

EDIT: I'm so gonna replace those red/green LEDs with blue ones.
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#2
djisas
Why is everyone focusing on getting usb3 feed from an external port when most usb3 bords should have internal conectors??
I know i have one, so i would rather buy a device that connects internally instead of having a cable running all the way to outside the case...
And more functionality, i dunno if anyone need 4 ports in the front of the case...
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#3
Tory
by: djisas
Why is everyone focusing on getting usb3 feed from an external port when most usb3 bords should have internal conectors??
I know i have one, so i would rather buy a device that connects internally instead of having a cable running all the way to outside the case...
And more functionality, i dunno if anyone need 4 ports in the front of the case...
This. Exactly :confused:
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#4
ironwolf
Not all USB 3.0 boards have internal pin-headers on the board, so this is the alternative. Not a big fan of hooking them up through the back connectors though.
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#5
djisas
Alternately, they could go hybrid and for 5$ include swappable internalexternal cables, how hard could that be??
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#6
TheLostSwede
Do keep in mind that the 120cm cable is cutting the length of all device cables by 120cm or more...
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#8
Static~Charge
It is connected to an external USB3.0 port on the main board on the PC's backside. For orderly feed through a 120cm long USB3.0 cable is enclosed with a pre-installed backplate.
Only 120cm? Sheez, I could wrap that cable around my tower case and still have enough slack to plug it in.... :rolleyes: I'm glad to see that it isn't permanently attached (at least, on one end) so I can use a shorter cable.
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#9
_JP_
:twitch:
Wow. I didn't even notice that this didn't have an internal connector. I thought it had. :p
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
by: _JP_
:twitch:
Wow. I didn't even notice that this didn't have an internal connector. I thought it had. :p
Although it does look like there might be a plan for a 8 port one going by that circuit board ( unless they tried that and it failed lol ).


I know i would not buy it just because of the shady USB cable i am totally sick off seeing so many different versions as i have about loads of them here and this is just yet another. shame they could not of made a connector or another cable to attach on the mobo.
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#12
extrasalty
by: arterius2

nice, so basically Sharkoon took the Aegstar, slap their name on it, and sell it for more. good job Sharkoon.
One of the many reasons I avoid them.:toast:
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Qwerty I was not aware of that. Is there an issue on AMDS A series boards that have the internal USB 3.0 header?
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#16
Aether
Not necessarily true

by: TheLostSwede
Do keep in mind that the 120cm cable is cutting the length of all device cables by 120cm or more...
This should only be true if the hub is passive. If it is active, then the hub should still support full length usb3.0 cabling.
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