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Sharkoon Announces Four Port USB 3.0 Front-Panel Hub

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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.

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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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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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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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Alternately, they could go hybrid and for 5$ include swappable internal\external cables, how hard could that be??
 
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Do keep in mind that the 120cm cable is cutting the length of all device cables by 120cm or more...
 
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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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:twitch:
Wow. I didn't even notice that this didn't have an internal connector. I thought it had. :p
 

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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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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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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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Not necessarily true

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.