Sharkoon Released QuickPort XT Units With Cloning and Card Reader

Sharkoon announced two new docking station for storage and they each have their little extra function. The two new Sharkoon docking stations are the QuickPort XT Duo Clone and the QuickPort XT HC. Both will add a hot-swappable hard disk dock ability and connect through USB 3.0.

The Sharkoon QuickPort XT Duo Clone allows you to dock two drives at the same time, both can be 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch models, and it also comes with a built-in clone feature. The cloning feature doesn’t require the unit to be connected to a PC or other device at all and works simply by pressing a button on the rear of the unit. Just remember to place the full and empty drives in the correct port, so you don’t copy the full over with the empty one.

The QuickPort XT HC drive dock only supports one drive, but it comes with a card reader instead. Connect one SATA storage drive as well as SD or MMC cards via the built-in USB 3.0 connection and expand the connectivity options of your system. The integrated card reader won’t get the fast USB 3.0 5Gbps speeds as it only connects through the USB 2.0 protocol.

Both units should be available now where the Sharkoon QuickPort XT Duo Clone and QuickPort XT HC will cost you €38.99 and €37.99 respectively.

Overclockers UK Launches Evolution Gaming Range

Overclockers UK continues to evolve their pre-built system lineup. We’ve already seen the Atomic range, the Project Cars themed systems, and the Blade systems, and Overclockers UK continue with the new Evolve series.

The OC UK Evolution systems are built around Phanteks Evolve chassis and come in six different base variations that can be further customized upon order. The range consists of two distinct line-ups, The Wrath based on AMD graphics and the Envy based on NVIDIA, giving customers the choice according to their preference.

As mentioned, there are six models in the range: Envy and Wrath Mini, The Envy, The Wrath, The Envy Duo and The
Wrath Duo, and the fun starts from £999.95 and goes up to £1419.94. The mini and normal systems depend on the chassis size while the Duo systems pack the extra power of two GPUs.

The Wrath range features a Red colour theme including LED’s while the Envy range has a Green theme. Customers can however specify alternative colours and other options such as secondary hard drives or SSDs for those who want a PC configured just the right way. The whole thing is built with high-quality components such as the Gold rated Super Flower PSU and the Evolution range offers overclocked speeds of up to 4.5 GHz (i7 4790k).

With those specifications in mind, we know that these systems are suitable for all gamers but they are aimed primarily at the more experienced and more technically demanding enthusiast and professionals. Each PCs is assembled, configured, overclocked, and tested by Overclockers UK’s experienced and professional system builders and comes with a standard 3-year warranty and labour free upgrade service for total peace of mind.

The systems are fully Windows 10 ready, so nothing stands in the way of an upgrade when the OS is released shortly. Remember, Windows 7 and 8.1 users can upgrade for free to Windows 10 within the first year of release and get the latest benefits from the house of Microsoft.

The Evolution range is perfect for those who want an out of the box solution as well as those who want to make further changes to their systems later on.

All of these systems are also available to purchase through finance, allowing you to buy now and pay in 6 or 12 months, or pay over monthly payment for 36 or 48 months. You can check out the entire line-up here where you’re able to further configure the systems to your needs before purchase.

Kingston Announced DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB Flash Drive

The new USB 3.1 standard is all the hype at the moment, but it doesn’t help much to have a port and no device to connect to it.

Kingston just announced the release of the DataTraveler microDuo 3C USB Flash drive that does just that. As the duo name already suggest, this is another flash drive that is usable in more than one type of device. It comes with both the USB type-C connector, but also a standard USB type A for legacy support in USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.

The type-C connector is the new reversible connector that fits slimmer and sleeker devices such as smartphones and tablets where we’ll see the next generation come with these ports. The port isn’t just for storage and file transfers, it will also support video output.

The DataTraveler microDuo 3C provides up to 64GB storage, but will also be available be available as 16GB and 32GB models. The speeds sadly aren’t anything that big and the drive is rated for 100MB/s reading and 15MB/s writing. It still isn’t bad for such a small drive and the universal connectivity makes up for it.

“DataTraveler microDuo 3C has a dual interface that accommodates both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports to give users easy access to the latest USB interface,” said Jean Wong, Flash business manager, Kingston. “Our drive provides more storage, features fast data transfer speeds and helps make the new technology more accessible to consumers.”

In addition to the DataTraveler microDuo 3C, Kingston will soon ship its next-generation DataTraveler Micro 3.1. As one of the world’s smallest USB Flash drives, it is perfect for adding more storage to tablet PCs, slim notebooks, car audio systems and more while barely increasing the size of the device’s footprint. The DataTraveler Micro 3.1 will also be available in 16GB to 64GB capacities.

Kingston backs the DataTraveler microDuo 3C is with a five-year warranty, free technical support and Kingston reliability.

Features & Specifications:

  • Capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Speed: USB 3.1
    – 16GB: 100MB/s read, 10MB/s write
    –  32GB & 64GB: 100MB/s read, 15MB/s write
  • Dimensions: 29.94mm x 16.60mm x 8.44mm
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 60°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
  • Warranty / Support: Five-year warranty with free technical support