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Sharkoon Announces QuickDeck Pro USB 3.0 HDD Dock

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  1. btarunr

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    In addition to their well-known "QuickPort" docking stations, which provide computer connection to unobstructed SATA hard drives, the Sharkoon "QuickDeck" has long been a table adapter in their product line in which data mediums are not standing upright, but rather inserted laying down. The Sharkoon QuickDeck is also immediately available in a "Pro" edition, with a USB3.0 port and stacking feet.

    The Sharkoon QuickDeck offers room for SATA hard drives in both 2.5 and 3.5 in formats. The drives are simply inserted horizontally into the front and open top plastic frame. A rail fixed to the floor folds up for smaller 2.5 inch hard drives. The hard drive can be easily detached from the QuickDeck with the help of an ejection lever attached with the SATA port. External connection occurs over the fast USB3.0 port.

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    Small, round rubber feet on the bottom gives the QuickDeck Pro a non-slip grip. The topside is provided with matching grooves so that several QuickDecks can be stacked to save space and provide simultaneous hard drive connection. The QuickDeck is equipped with a separate power switch and blue operating LED, supports the operating systems Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), measures 180 x 143 x 40 mm (L x W x H) and weighs 240 grams. In shipping you will find an instruction manual, power supply and USB3.0 cable.

    End customers will find the Sharkoon SATA QuickDeck Pro available for the suggest retail price of 27.99 euros in authorized retailers.
     
  2. TheLostSwede

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    Great, so what SATA speeds does it support?
    How can they leave a key spec like that out?
     
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    does the same job as an Akasa Duo Dock but front loading instead of top loading
     
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    Now these are sweet! The price is right and they expandable and USB3 !
     
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    "QuickDecks can be stacked to save space and provide simultaneous hard drive connection"

    Just what exactly does this mean?

    Does this mean that the docks can also interconnect?

    Can you RAID drives by stacking the docks, or put 2 on top of each other, connect them both via ONE usb3 cable and still get 2 drive letters on your PC?

    Or do they just stand on top of each other and still operate completely independently all on their own cable?

    Hell if they can interconnect that's AWESOME - IF not its just .. well .. marketing lies...

    EDIT : Well according to the official site there is no mention at all of Interconnection/Stacking - Just the simple fact that they can physically stand on top of each other - Well there is a badly missed opportunity - but still I think I could find these docks most useful. http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/2072
     
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