StarTech.com’s Standalone IDE/SATA Hard Drive Duplicator Allows Users to Clone Any Combination of 2.5” or 3.5” IDE or Serial ATA Hard Drives Without Requiring a Computer

The UNIDUPDOCK Hard Drive Duplicator Docking Station delivers a standalone, hardware-based solution for cloning/copying hard drives, and can also be used as an external HDD Docking station. The HDD Duplicator/Docking Station supports 2.5” and 3.5” IDE and SATA hard drives and features a built-in LCD screen and control panel for simple hard drive cloning.

Groveport, OH  - February 4, 2010 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts, today announced the release of the UNIDUPDOCK Hard Drive Duplicator Docking Station, which can be used as either a standalone hard drive cloning station for 2.5” or 3.5” SATA or IDE HDDs (or any combination IDE/SATA 2.5” or 3.5” drives), or as an external hard drive docking station connected to a host computer through USB 2.0.

A key feature of the new HDD duplicator/docking station is the built-on LCD display, which enables users to monitor the progress of drive copying and navigate through advanced operating modes without having to connect the device to a computer. The duplicator/docking station also supports any combination of 2.5” or 3.5” IDE or SATA hard drives, helping to alleviate compatibility issues when cloning information from one drive to another.

“The UNIDUPDOCK offers users very versatile storage and drive cloning capability” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “With support for 2.5” and 3.5” SATA or IDE hard drives, the hard drive duplicator docking station delivers an ‘all-in-one’ storage device that could be used in virtually any setting.”

“This product (the UNIDUPDOCK) is a complete package - including the necessary cables for connecting IDE hard drives, making it a very practical storage solution that is well suited to a variety of uses” said Cline. “For specialized operations such as Law Enforcement and Computer Forensics applications, for example, the UNIDUPDOCK simplifies exact replication of hard drives. For more mainstream users, such as IT specialists, service technicians and systems integrators, the duplicator docking station makes it easy to access bare hard drives without having to install them in a computer system, or clone data for disk recovery”.

Features of the UNIDUPDOCK hard drive duplicator/docking station include:

  • The ability to clone the exact contents from one 2.5”/3.5” IDE or SATA hard drive to another hard drive of equal or greater capacity
  • Compatibility between connected hard drives, regardless of form factor (2.5”/3.5”) or interface (SATA/IDE)
  • Independent support functions, including direct hard drive comparisons, pre-scanning, hard drive erasing
  • Built-in support for RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirrored) and BIG (i.e. concatenation/spanning) operating modes
  • Hot-swap capability, with simple drive insertions and removals
  • Small form factor design, suitable for space-conscious laptop or desktop environments

The MSRP for the HDD duplicator/docking station (UNIDUPDOCK) is $245.99 (USD) and is currently available directly from StarTech.com, as well as from leading technology resellers including CDW, PC Connection, Provantage, Buy.com and Tiger Direct, and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX.

AboutStarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including data storage solutions, computer parts, cables and KVM/server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

For media inquiries or more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

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