1:2 Standalone USB Duplicator and Eraser for Flash Drives
USB Cloner | 1.5GB per minute | USB 2.0 | TAA Compliant
Product ID: USBDUP12
- Duplicate or erase two USB drives simultaneously without connecting to a computer, using this standalone USB duplicator
- Remove and replace a drive while the other drive continues to copy, using asynchronous duplication
- Perform system-and-file or whole-drive duplication with this USB cloner
This standalone USB duplicator lets you clone or erase two flash drives without connecting to a host computer.
1:2 Drive Duplication
The USB cloner lets you copy up to two drives simultaneously (synchronous duplication) with speeds of up to 1.5GB per minute. It also offers asynchronous duplication which lets you remove and replace a drive while the other drive continues to copy.
The duplicator features two duplication modes: system-and-file, or whole-drive. System and file provides reduced duplication times, copying partitions and stored data while ignoring any sections with empty space. Whole-drive provides a sector-by-sector (mirror image) duplication of the drive. This duplication mode is ideal when you need to capture everything on the drive, including hidden data.
Erase Two Drives Simultaneously
The USB flash drive duplicator lets you wipe USB drives two at a time and supports several erase modes including:
- Quick erase
- Full erase
- Secure erase
Secure erase meets global requirements, including the new NIST (SP 800-88 Rev1) standards, ensuring that all drives are wiped properly.
Easy to Use
The standalone USB duplicator features an LCD display so that you can monitor erasing and duplication to ensure completion. It also has four shortcut keys for easy operation.
USBDUP12 is TAA compliant and backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty with free lifetime technical support.
- Quick USB flash drive backups, data recovery and drive erasing
- Create an exact replica of a source USB drive, including hidden data, onto two target USB drives
- Thoroughly erase data from a flash drive
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
|Buffer Size||64 MB|
|Bus Type||USB 2.0|
|Compatible Drive Types||USB Flash Drive|
|Number of Drives||3|
|Duplication Modes||System and File|
|Sector by Sector (Whole Drive)|
|Erase Modes||Quick Erase|
|1-Pass Overwrite (NIST SP 800-88 Rev 1 - Clear)|
|Drive Connectors||3 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female|
|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.|
|This duplicator features 64MB of non volatile flash memory for firmware and chipset procedure storage, and 64MB of volatile DDR3 memory for program access data|
|LED Indicators||3 - Green (Activity/Successful Copy)|
|3 - Red (Error)|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||10|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||5% ~ 95% RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C ~ 45°C (41°F ~ 113°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C ~ 85°C (-4°F ~ 185°F)|
|Product Height||2.5 cm [1 in]|
|Product Length||12 cm [4.7 in]|
|Product Width||13 cm [5.1 in]|
|Weight of Product||190 g [6.7 oz]|
|Package Height||77 mm [3 in]|
|Package Length||21.3 cm [8.4 in]|
|Package Width||16.8 cm [6.6 in]|
|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|
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.
Compliance and Safety
- 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.