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Portable eSATA USB to SATA Standalone HDD Hard Drive Duplicator Dock HDD

Clone 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drives while on the go, without a host computer connection

Product ID: SATDUPUE

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  • Standalone Sector-by-Sector hard drive copying including the HPA
  • Push-button switching between Duplicator mode and Docking Station mode
  • Compact, pocket-sized form factor

The SATDUPUE Portable SATA Hard Drive Duplicator with eSATA and USB offers an easy, hardware solution for duplicating/cloning a SATA hard drive, or can be connected to a desktop and laptop computer for use as an external hard drive dock.

As a standalone hard drive duplicator, the SATDUPUE lets you can create an exact 1-to-1 sector clone from one hard drive to another, including partition and boot sector information and all data, at a rate of up to 72 MBps; as an external hard drive dock, it supports plug-and-play installation and can be connected to a host computer through either USB 2.0 or eSATA, providing data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbps or 3 Gbps respectively. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives per bay) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

Applications

  • Technicians who require hard drive docking and/or duplication capabilities on the road
  • Forensic investigators who require disk sector imaging/cloning to create an exact replica of a source drive onto a different drive
  • Professionals who require identical backups for when data integrity is crucial, such as data recovery
  • Clone hard drives that contain hidden partitions, that some software disk cloning programs may skip
  • Quickly accessing data from a drive, without having to install it internally in a system or into an enclosure
  • Technicians who require access to bare SATA hard drives for backup/recovery purposes, or need to swap between drives regularly

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Standalone cloning operation with LED progress indicator allows for creating 1:1 copies of hard drives without having to connect to a host computer
  • A unique, compact design that fits in the palm of your hand, for ease of use and maximum portability
  • On-the-fly switching from Duplicator to USB 2.0 or eSATA connectivity with the push of a button, allows a connected computer system to read/write to the drives

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030843362

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 2 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB Mini-B (5 pin)
eSATA (7 pin, Data)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 80°C (41°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity 8% ~ 90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 2.0 & eSATA
Number of Drives 2
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Chipset ID JMicron - JMB352U
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Progress Bar/Drive Activity (Green)
Mode Indicator (Green - JBOD, Red - Duplication)
2 - LED Indicators Drive Detect (Green)
Packaging Information Package Length 4.3 in [11 cm]
Package Width 3.1 in [80 mm]
Package Height 6.7 in [17 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 17.6 oz [499 g]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
SATA II (3 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM hard drives per bay (8TB total) and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drives (2TB total)
Insertion Rating 15, 000 Cycles
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Width 2.8 in [70 mm]
Product Height 0.6 in [16.3 mm]
Weight of Product 1.6 oz [45 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Input Current 1.2A
Output Voltage 12/5V DC
Output Current 3A
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB or eSATA port
Note For duplication, the destination drive must be of equal or greater size than the source drive.

If the source drive contains an EISA (Extended Industry Standard Architecture) partition, the EISA partition needs to be removed prior to beginning the duplication.

eSATA operation with two hard drives installed, requires an eSATA host controller with Port Multiplier support.
If the host eSATA port doesn't support Port Multiplier, only one drive will be detected.

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USB 2.0 cable - 1 m
eSATA Cable
Power Adapter
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

SATA hard drive controllers require a feature called port multiplier to read more than one hard drive per SATA or eSATA port. The port multiplier feature is not standard on many SATA hard drive controllers.

If your computer is only recognizing one of your hard drives, you need to plug the eSATA cable into a SATA controller that includes the port multiplier feature. If none of your current hard drive controllers include this feature, you can add a hard drive controller that does support port multiplier in any available expansion slot (for example, PCI, PCI-Express, PCMCIA, CardBus, or ExpressCard). StarTech.com has hard drive controllers available that support the port multiplier feature. To view the hard drive controllers, click here: http://startech.com/Cards-Adapters/HDD-Controllers/SATA-Cards/?filter_PORTMULTIPLIER=Yes.

If you have a hard drive controller card that does support the port multiplier feature but it is only reading one hard drive at a time, update the drivers of the hard drive controller. To find the most current StarTech.com drivers, click here: http://www.startech.com/Support.

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.

How To

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

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 the exact same size or larger.

Solid-state drives (SSDs) use SATA connectors to access power and transfer data. Any duplicator that can copy to or from SATA hard drives will work with a StarTech.com duplicator.

Note: If you use a dock to duplicate SSDs, keep in mind that the StarTech.com disk duplicators execute a sector by sector read and write. SSDs are rated by a number of reads and writes. Repeated duplication and sector by sector reads and writes of SSDs can reduce the life cycle of the drive.

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.  If the source drive has bad sectors, use the Read Error Skip feature if your model of duplicator has it; however, if there are too many errors, it may still halt and fail even with this feature. If this happens, you will need third-party recovery software or custom-built recovery hardware to copy from a failing or damaged drive.

To determine if your hard drive will work in this device, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:

  • Make sure that the device supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the device was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
  • Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the device. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
  • Make sure that the device supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
  • Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the device. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the docking station.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • WEEE
    • Language: English
  • RoHS
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Pleasantly surprised... it worked as advertised!

By: polomike - 02/19/2014
Used it to replicate a failing drive to a new one. Worked great. New drive is in the laptop and working fine. One note: The destination drive must be at least as large as the source drive. If the destination drive is larger than the source drive it will format the larger drive to match the capacity of the source. Do not think that using a larger destination drive will result in additional free space after the replication.
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