Product ID: SATDUPUE
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.
|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|
|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|
|Output Voltage||12/5V DC|
|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.
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Portable Duplicator|
|USB 2.0 cable - 1 m|
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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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
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).
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.
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.
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:
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.
To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:
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.
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:
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