Sharkoon expands on their PC-housings portfolio: The ATX Case Sharkoon Bandit bringstogether comfortable installation options, an elaborate airflow concept, integrated card reader and as a special feature, a practical docking station for 2.5 and 3.5 inch SATAhard drives.
Thus, Sharkoon has integrated for the first time their highly-demanded externalQuickPort docking station into a housingth. SATA hard drives of both sizes can be easilyplugged into the PC without any complicated assembly. Another distinctive feature on thetop of the housing is the blue illuminating 180mm LED fan, which blows warm air out ofthe housing. Also, easily accessible on the housing surface are Power and Resetswitches, audio connections, a power and hard drive LED, an eSATA and two USB ports. Acard reader is installed in the highest front panel which supports SD, SDHC, MS, as wellas CF I formats and contains an additional USB port.
The Sharkoon Bandit is constructed out of sturdy SECC-steel with a black finish on boththe inside and outside. Behind the plastic front faceplates, which are constructed in amesh design for optimum air intake, the housing offers space for five optical drives andthree hard drives. The latter sits nicely cooled due to the preinstalled 120mm LED frontfan situated in a removable hard drive cage. The optical drives can be installedtool-free by their practical quick-locking mechanisms, the CPU with the handy fittingaperture allows construction without the cumbersome task of dismounting the motherboardand the hidden cable management system routed between the motherboard bracket and theside panels ensures an uninhibited air circulation throughout the housing.
For those whom the two preinstalled fans on the top and front are not enough will findadditional installation options for two 140mm or 120mm fans on the side panel and a120mm or 80mm fan on the backside. The housing measures 200mm x 485mm x 485mm (W x H xL), the empty weight averages 6.6 kg. Sharkoon provides in shipping extensiveinstallation accessories including three mounting frames for internal 3.5 inch drives. Adetailed instruction manual is available and ready for download at www.sharkoon.com.
End customers will find the Sharkoon Bandit available immediately for the recommendedretail price of 69.90 euros in authorized retailers.
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