StarTech presenting a new SATA hard drive duplicator dock
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
StarTech.com has recently announced their latest product; the USB 3.0/eSATA to SATA Standalone 1:3 Hard Drive Duplicator Dock.
Basically, this duplicator dock will allow you to make three duplications sector-by-sector from a single SATA hard drive simultaneously without having to be connect to a computer.
Moreover the Duplicator Dock also comes with a SATA to IDE adapter and provides the option to connect one IDE hard drive into a SATA slot.
“IT professionals are always looking for ways to make their jobs more efficient and this new multi-drive duplicator allows them to accomplish just that,” commented StarTech.com Senior Product Manager, Carey Cline. “The ability to perform a sector by sector duplication on up to three drives simultaneously, frees up the user’s time to perform other functions while the back-ups are created in the background. The fact it acts as a standalone unit also means it doesn’t use up resources on their computer system.”
When connected to a computer, the Duplicator Dock also doubles as an external 4-bay docking station that you can connect either through the USB 3.0 or eSATA.
Other features are:
- Up to 72 MBps data transfer rates between drives, when used for hard drive duplication
- Up to 5Gbps or 3Gbps data transfer rates (connected through USB 3.0 or eSATA, respectively), when utilized as an external drive docking station
- Secure Erase feature simplifies erasing/wiping drive contents for further cloning use or disposal of a hard drive
- Dual 60mm cooling fans mounted beneath the drives help to keep docked hard drives at optimal operating temperatures
- Supports 2.5” or 3.5” form factor hard drives (HDDs) or Solid State Drives (SSDs)
- Integrated LCD displays duplication progress and duplicator options menu
The USB 3.0/eSATA to SATA Standalone 1:3 Hard Drive Duplicator Dock is now available for purchase from major retailers and e-tailers as well as the StarTech web-shop for a retail suggested price of £453.99.