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Akasa Multiport Drive Bay 3.5" Internal 5 x USB, 1 x eSATA, 1 x 1394

Akasa Multiport Drive Bay 3.5" Internal  5 x USB, 1 x eSATA, 1 x 1394

Quicklinx: 5GCBWS00
Mfr#: AK-ICR-08
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The akasa Inter Connect is a 3.5" PC bay panel containing five x USB2.0, 1 x eSATA and 1 x IEEE1934 ports. All popular data connections are centralised in one easy accessible place to expand system real-time connectivity and provide quick and efficient data management. It is ideal for easy connection of external HDD enclosures, memory sticks, card readers, digital cameras, MP3 players or smart mobile phones. The high-speed USB hub is powered directly from the PSU enabling simultaneous connection to all five available USB ports without compromising the performance - even power hungry USB devices are supported.

Two front fascia panels are supplied, matt black or classic white. Two LED's clearly indicate power on and data access. Hi-speed USB2.0 compatibility provides the maximum operating speed of 480Mbit/s. This is a plug and play device - no software installation needed.

-5-port USB hub

-Easy access eSATA and IEEE1934 port

-High transfer rate

-Powered directly from PSU and supporting all USB devices

-Easy to install



USB adapter

Customer reviews

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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 15/04/2010

This lovely little unit connects directly to the unused and forgotten USB/firewire headers on your motherboard. Makes for much easier swapping of boot devices (USB thumbs + disks).

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
Akasa Multiport Drive Bay 3.5" Internal 5 x USB, 1 x eSATA, 1 x 1394
Reviewed by Stuart. Review Posted 19/07/2012

Bought this as an alternative to an external USB hub so as to have additional USB ports on the more accessible front of my PC. This replaced a no longer used floppy drive and fitted in perfectly. There are four leads coming out the back of the unit. One for power (a throughput 4pin connection), one for sata, one for USB, and one for Firewire. I discovered that my motherboard did not have a Firewire connection, but I've no Firewire devices anyway, so no big deal. After fitting the Drive Bay and starting Windows the drivers installed automatically and within a minute or so the hub was working perfectly, even providing power to a couple of external USB drives that had stubbornly resisted working with the PC before. Fast delivery from BT as usual! Overall highly recommended if you have the space for it at the front of your PC

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*

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