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  •  Shawn
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2009-12-11T15:04:59Z
Sharkoon doesn't carry the same weight as a name like Logitech orBelkin in the accessories market, but it's quickly making a name foritself with its recent rash of HDD docks and LAN-USB connectors. Thecompany's latest device, the SATA QuickPort Pro LAN, enables SATA HDDs,storage cards, USB devices, etc. LAN compatible. Basically, it's acombination of the outfit's latest two products. You can even put aninternal 2.5"/3.5" hard drive into it and host it up on your localnetwork. Basically, this allows users to connect pretty much any pieceof storage media they have to their own local network, put it doesn'tappear that it will shoot that information out over the Internet.

This Pro version includes an integrated USB hub with a pair of front USB 2.0 hub, and it's available now for 49.99 euros (or $73).



Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN makes SATA Hard drives, Storage cardsund USB devices LAN compatible / HDD Docking station for 2.5" and 3.5"SATA Hard drives / with integrated USB Hub and card reader / PC accessthrough eSATA or USB / MSRP 49.99 euros
Sharkoon is expanding their "SATA QuickPort" hard drive adapter serieswith a brand new model: the already available QuickPort Pro version,with an integrated USB hub and card reader, now also provides a LANport so all users within a local network are accessible to theconnected media.

The QuickPort series currently includes eight models, each withdifferent features for different requirements. All Sharkoon QuickPortsallow direct and convenient access to SATA hard drives. The compact yetsturdy QuickPort table adapters are equipped with a series of slots forSATA drives in both the 2.5" and 3.5"  formats. A clamping mechanism,with suitable space for smaller notebook drives, offer two types ofsecure grip. The disks are simply plugged into the QuickPort with thecomputer immediately recognizing the device as an authorized drive.After use, the drive can be easily removed by utilizing the ejectbutton.

The PRO version has an integrated USB hub with two front USB 2.0 portsand a card reader for SD, SDHC, MMC, and MS formats. The USB hub andcard reader are both connected via the USB to a computer or notebookwith the hard drives being able to alternatively connect through thefast eSATA interface.

In addition, the latest Pro LAN model now offers a fast Ethernetinterface to the associated SATA hard drives, memory cards and USBdevices for integration into a local home or office network.  Also, theQuickPort will link all involved computers with the installed serversoftware to the network. Through the software menu, the individual usercan connect the device to their own computer and access it as though itwere connected to the local PC. Users can use this device to graspanother member who is blocked into the network. If necessary, the USBdevice can be easily restarted by utilizing the provided reset button.

The Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN comes supplied with a Tool-CDincluding brief instructions, power supply, patch cable, USB cable, anda eSATA cable.

End customers will find the Sharkoon SATA QuickPort Pro LAN availableimmediately from authorized retailers for the suggested retail price of49.99 euros.
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2009-12-12T13:41:15Z

I thought Sharkoon's were a creature like raccoons, but when you try to shoo them out of your garbage... they eat you.

Oh wait, that's bears. Nm.