Aleratec have created the Aleratec PortaCruiser HDD duplicator that makes 1:1 HD to HD duplication simple.Aleratec hThe PortaCruiser is a black device that has an LCD dot matrix screen in the middle and two hard drive docks, one on each side of the screen. The built in duplication software allows you to copy 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch hard drives for backup or replacement purposes.
As well as functioning as a drive duplicator the PortaCruiser also acts as a RAID controller allowing two drives to be mirrored and connected up to a PC with a USB 2.0 port. This extra functionality makes it more of a promising device as using it to just duplicate content would make it sit in a cupboard for most of it’s life in most cases.
Aleratec Portacruiser Features
# Sector-by-sector standalone hard disk drive cloning
# Dual Disk RAID Controller via USB 2.0 with 4 modes:RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD (Spanning), Normal
# Supports 2.5” and 3.5” SATA I/II hard disk drives
# Supports IDE hard disk drives with IDE cables (not included)
# Compact and Portable
# Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac 10.3 or later, Linux
# Power Requirements: 100-240V 50-60Hz 1.5A
The drive duplicator is available now direct on the Aleratec site for $249.99.