After introducing the QuickStore Portable USB3.0 for 2.5-inch SATA hard drives recently, Sharkoon has now expanded their Rapid-Case enclosure line-up with a SuperSpeed USB capable model, the Rapid-Case 3.5″ SATA for 3.5-inch SATA hard drives.

Sharkoon presents another external housing with a faster USB 3.0 port: After the accessory specialist had introduced their QuickStore Portable USB3.0 for 2.5-inch SATA hard drives in May, Sharkoon has now expanded their “Rapid Case” series with a SuperSpeed model for SATA hard drives with a 3.5-inch form factor.

The “Rapid Case” series offers solid Aluminum for users who are searching for an inexpensive yet quality made external hard drive case for an enclosure. Current models will be available with external USB 2.0 ports for 2.5 and 3.5-inch IDE hard drives as well as either with USB 2.0 or USB 2.0 plus eSATA hard drives in both sizes.


The latest Sharkoon Rapid Case 3.5″ SATA USB 3.0 model is a downward compatible SuperSpeed interface complete with a sleek black design, a blue illuminating power switch, handy dimensions of 205 x 115 x 35 mm (L x W x H), an empty weight of 460 grams, and supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit). With the included stand, the housing can also be operated in an upright position. In addition, a USB 3.0 cable (plug A / plug B), AC adapter, screwdriver, screws, non-slip rubber knobs for the housing bottom, and a brief instruction manual are all included within shipping.

End customers will find the Sharkoon Rapid-Case 3.5″ SATA USB3.0 available immediately for the retail price of 29.90 euros in authorized retailers.