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1:2 Standalone USB 2.0 Flash Drive Duplicator and Eraser - Flash Drive Copier

Easily duplicate one USB 2.0 Flash Drive to two Flash Drives simultaneously or Erase USB Flash Drives, without connecting to a computer

Product ID: USBDUP12

  • Standalone duplicator, no computer required
  • Supports USB 2.0/ USB 1.1 Flash Drives
  • Choose to copy either data only or the full storage capacity of the USB drive
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  • Supports both Asynchronous and Synchronous copy modes, with 64MB of internal memory
  • High performance duplication at up to 1.5GB/minute
  • Check Capacity/Quality/Speed of the connected USB Flash Drive(s)
  • Department of Defense (DoD) secure erase
  • Instant power on/off allows for quick and easy duplications
  • Lightweight, user-friendly design
  • Integrated LCD display for duplication progress and options menu
  • Supports duplicating to HDD/ SSD/ SD/ SDHC/ Micro SD/ MMC/ Mini SD/ CF media types through a USB enclosure, dock, or multimedia card reader (sold separately)
167,99 € EUR exc VAT
201,59 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The USBDUP12 Standalone Flash Drive Duplicator/Eraser offers a quick and easy solution for cloning a USB flash drive to one or two target USB flash drives or erasing up to two thumb drives simultaneously without having to connect the drives to a computer system.

Featuring high performance duplications at up to 1.5GB per minute, the flash drive copier has a lightweight design and user friendly interface that includes an integrated LCD display. The duplicator can copy the entire source drive volume, or for quicker backups just the data on the drive.

In addition, the target USB ports of the duplicator also support connecting to external USB storage devices. The standalone USB duplicator supports copying/cloning to SD/ SDHC/ Micro SD/ MMC/ Mini SD/ CF media through a USB multimedia card reader (sold separately), and to Hard Drives or Solid State Drives through a Hard Drive docking station or USB enclosure.

The Drive Duplicator also functions as a Flash Drive Eraser capable of erasing up to two USB drives simultaneously with several erase modes available including Quick erase and Full erase, as well as Secure erase, which follows the USA Department of Defense (DoD) secure erase standard, passing over the flash drive 3 times to ensure that the data has been completely wiped.

The USBDUP12 Flash Memory Duplicator is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Duplicate two target Flash Drives simultaneously, without connecting to a computer
  • Save time by only copying content from a flash drive, as opposed to the entire volume
  • Extremely versatile, duplicate from a USB Flash Drive to a HDD/SSD or other flash media through a USB dock, enclosure, or card reader

Applications

Quick, hassle-free USB Flash Drive backups, data recovery and drive erasing

Bit-by-bit Flash Drive imaging/cloning to create an exact replica of a source USB drive onto two target USB drives

Law enforcement and forensic technicians who need one or more exact copies of the original USB Flash Drive for testing or investigation purposes

Thoroughly erasing data from a flash drive, for added data security and peace of mind

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Buffer Size 64 MB
Bus Type USB 2.0
Compatible Drive Types USB Flash Drive
Drive Installation Removable
Number of Drives 3
Performance
Duplication Modes System and File
Sector by Sector (Whole Drive)
Duplication Speed 1.5GBpm
Erase Modes Quick Erase
1-Pass Overwrite (NIST SP 800-88 Rev 1 - Clear)
3-Pass Overwrite
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 3 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note For duplication, the destination drive must be of equal or greater capacity than the source drive.
Indicators
LED Indicators 3 - Green (Activity/Successful Copy)
3 - Red (Error)
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 2
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type H
Power Consumption (In Watts) 10
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 95% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C ~ 45°C (41°F ~ 113°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C ~ 85°C (-4°F ~ 185°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 25 mm [1 in]
Product Length 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Weight 190 g [6.7 oz]
Product Width 130 mm [5.1 in]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 550 g [19.4 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Duplicator
1 - Universal Power Adapter
3 - Power Adapter Plug (NA/ UK/ EU)
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

StarTech.com hard drive and flash drive duplicators perform a sector by sector copy, which means that the target drive must be the exact same size (down to the sector) or larger than the hard drive or flash drive that is being copied. During a sector by sector copy, each individual sector is copied over to the target drive, regardless of whether or not any data is present. A 500 GB hard drive with 50 GB of data on it will take the same amount of time to copy as a 500 GB hard drive with 450 GB of data on it.

If you have two hard drives or flash drives that are listed as the same size but are different makes or models, you need to check how large both drives are down to the sector to ensure that the target drive is is the exact same size or larger.

Software-level encryption on the drive poses no issue to StarTech.com duplicators, as the duplicators copy encrypted data sector by sector over to the new drive.

Hardware-level encryption or BIOS level hard drive locks cause the duplication to halt and fail, as the drive is unable to read or write the sectors that are encrypted.

Duplication of Hidden Protected Area (HPA) Partitions or Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) cause the duplicator to halt and fail, as the drive cannot read and write the protected partitions on the drive.

Note: Our UNIDUPDOCK, SATDOCK22RE and SATDOCK4U3RE do include the ability to copy HPA partitions, but the duplication is still dependent on how the HPA partition is written to the hard drive, whether or not it is encrypted and how it is encrypted.

StarTech.com duplicators were not designed to recover failing or damaged drives. If the duplicator encounters a corrupt or unreadable sector, the duplication halts and fails.

SATDOCK4U3RE, SATDUP13 ,and UNIDUPDOCK all include a function that allows the duplicators to skip over corrupt or unreadable sectors. However, if the duplicators encounter too many errors, they still halt and fail. If this happens, you will need third-party recovery software or custom-built recovery hardware to copy from a failing or damaged drive.

Quick and secure erase functions

Quick erase and secure erase are functions the duplicators call on the hard drives themselves. How they work depends on the manufacturer of the hard drive.

Department of Defense erase function

A Department of Defense (DoD) erase is a function performed by the duplicator where it does three passes. The first pass writes all 0s. The second pass writes all 1s. The third pass writes 0s and 1s randomly.

Note: Not all duplicators will feature all of these erase modes. It is important to review the product manual to confirm the available erase modes.

Although the USB flash drive duplicators are intended for use with USB flash drives, they can be used with external hard drives.

Note: Due to the slower copy speed of the USB flash drive enclosures, using an external hard drive as the source of the copy can take a considerable amount of time. USBDUP12 and USBDUP15 both copy at 1.5 GB per minute. Therefore, if you use a 1 TB external hard drive as the source of a copy, it would take roughly 11 hours to complete.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive dock or duplicator, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive dock or duplicator

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive dock or duplicator in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive dock or duplicator in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive dock or duplicator, it is recommended that you do the following:

Note: For a hard drive duplicator you may need to switch the device to PC mode (if available).

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.​

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive. 

  • If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

You do not need to format your target hard drive before you begin to duplicate it, because the target hard drive is automatically overwritten during the duplication process.

The hard drive duplicator copies the exact partition from the source drive to the target drive. Since it is required that you use a target drive that is equal or larger in size than the source drive a portion of the target drive appears as free space. You can append free space to the live partition on the target drive so that the full size of the drive can be utilized.

Note: A partition cannot be extended on an operating system drive that is in use. You must extend the partition when it not being used by the operating system, and ideally when it is still connected to the duplicator.

Extend a partition on a computer running Windows

Note: Do not extend a System Reserved partition. Only extend the primary partition, which is typically the largest in size and formatted with NTFS or FAT32.

After you have successfully duplicated a drive and the target drive is still connected to your computer system (for example, through the duplicator), complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Type compmgmt.msc and click Ok.
  3. In Computer Management, on the left side of the screen, click Disk Management.
  4. Find the target drive. It will most likely be at the bottom of the list, have a partition that is the same size as the source drive, and have an unallocated area on the drive.
  5. On the target drive, right-click the last partition on the right side of the screen and click Extend Volume.
  6. In the Extend Volume wizard, click Next. By default, the remaining drive area is the amount of space used.
  7. Click Next > Finish.

The primary partition on the drive now uses the entire drive area.

StarTech.com hard drive duplicators only read from the source drive and only write to the target drives while in standalone duplication mode .  A duplication that fails or halts will not cause a problem with the source drive.

You can use this device to duplicate an internal hard drive with the stand alone duplicator function if you remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it directly to this device.