Sharkoon 2.5″ Mobile X-Changer

X Changer 1 s Sharkoon 2.5 Mobile X Changer

Sharkoon is introducing a multi-functional housing for 2.5" IDE hard drives:
the Sharkoon 2.5" Mobile X-Changer is sold together with a 3.5" docking station
and 5.25" mounting frame. These accessories allow the sleek housing to be used
as either a handy external 2.5" drive or — similar to a disk — as a flexible,
removable data medium for transporting data, expanding memory capacity,
synchronizing data between a notebook and PC or for the occasional hard drive
backup. The Mobile X-Changer’s housing consists of high-grade aluminum and the
bezels and mounting frame of black plastic.

X Changer 1 Sharkoon 2.5 Mobile X Changer

X Changer 2 Sharkoon 2.5 Mobile X Changer

X Changer 3 Sharkoon 2.5 Mobile X Changer

Sharkoon is introducing a multi-functional housing for 2.5" IDE hard drives:
the Sharkoon 2.5" Mobile X-Changer is sold together with a 3.5" docking station
and 5.25" mounting frame. These accessories allow the sleek housing to be used
as either a handy external 2.5" drive or — similar to a disk — as a flexible,
removable data medium for transporting data, expanding memory capacity,
synchronizing data between a notebook and PC or for the occasional hard drive
backup.

The docking station is similar to a floppy drive in its use and function, which
spares users the time-consuming inconvenience of dealing with an assortment of
cables. The station can be installed either directly into an open 3.5" slot or
into a 5.25" slot using the included mounting frame. Once in place, the Mobile
X-Changer is simply inserted into the station and immediately recognized by the
operating system as an external hard drive. The X-Changer can then be removed
just as easily by simple pushing on the ejection button.

The Mobile X-Changer’s housing consists of high-grade aluminum and the bezels
and mounting frame of black plastic. The docking station is connected internally
to the mainboard using an S-ATA interface and also requires a connection to the
power supply. Compared to a USB connection, the S-ATA connection allows a data
transfer rate at least 25% faster. The S-ATA interface is compatible with S-ATA
I as well as S-ATA II. Of course, the X-Changer can also be used without the
docking station simply as a standard external hard drive housing. In this case,
the X-Changer is plugged into the PC using either the S-ATA or USB 2.0
interface. Windows 98/98SE (or higher) or MAC OS 8.6 (or higher) is required.

In addition to the docking station and mounting frame, a 7-pin S-ATA cable, USB
data cable (plugs: A / Mini-B), a USB power cable (plugs: A / ISO), a set of
mounting screws, and a handbook are all included in delivery.

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