Aleratec Reveals Pocket-Sized USB Flash Drive Duplicator - HotHardware
Aleratec Reveals Pocket-Sized USB Flash Drive Duplicator

Aleratec Reveals Pocket-Sized USB Flash Drive Duplicator

It's not likely that the average consumer will have a real need to duplicate flash drives, but those in enterprise markets may be looking for this very functionality. Aleratec's portable USB flash drive duplicator could be just the thing your business has been after, and if you're a self-proclaimed "road warrior," well you're in the target market indeed. The new 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini is a portable 10-target USB flash drive duplicator created to support the mobile businessperson, and it's engineered to be paired with a laptop.

Of course, copying information about a business onto hundreds of these drives can be a royal pain, hence, the introduction of this. The whole thing weighs less than four ounces, and each unit ships with the company's USB Duplication Software Suite. That's a full-featured package with a job wizard to help with selecting parameters, as well as functions such as Copy Only, Format Only, Format and Copy, Image Copy, Format and Image Copy. It also allows users to select the number of copies needed and has a File Copy option where one can select down to the file level for copying from available folders. During a copy job, the software's intuitive display shows the status of each copy and number of copies completed successfully.


The new device can be ordered now for $314.99, which is a pittance compared to the time you're spending/wasting doing this all by hand. Chop, chop!

Aleratec's Portable USB Flash Drive Duplicator
Targets "Road Warrior" Business Users

Chatsworth, CA - April 19, 2011 - Today, Aleratec launched the 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini, a portable 10-target USB flash drive duplicator created to support the mobile businessperson. Designed to pair with a laptop, these professional-grade devices boast some of the same features and technology as Aleratec's larger, higher-end USB flash drive duplicators, but are small enough to easily fit into a briefcase or laptop bag.

The USB flash drive has become one of the most widely used tools for individuals to share data and multimedia files because of their size, convenience, and universal compatibility. There is also a growing trend to use flash drives to distribute product information to customers, sales presentations, photos, files of all types to groups of users. Traditional USB flash drive duplicators save tremendous amounts of time and effort when creating copies of USB sticks, but are too big and heavy to be of use to the "Road Warrior" business person. Aleratec has solved this problem with the 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini, a truly portable USB flash drive duplicator system that weighs less than 4 ounces!

Each unit comes with Aleratec's USB Duplication Software Suite: a robust, full-featured package with a job wizard to help with selecting parameters, as well as functions such as Copy Only, Format Only, Format and Copy, Image Copy, Format and Image Copy. It also allows users to select the number of copies needed and has a File Copy option where one can select down to the file level for copying from available folders. During a copy job, the software's intuitive display shows the status of each copy and number of copies completed successfully.

"USB flash drives are a great way to distribute information, but duplicating them is either tediously time-consuming or requires a duplicator that was not made for portability," said Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "In the 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini, we have designed a USB duplicator solution that professionals can carry with them wherever they go."

The 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini is designed for "Road Warrior" business users who need a portable USB flash drive duplicator. It is also ideal for Government and Education professionals seeking an unobtrusive and affordable solution. Other USB flash drive duplicators available from Aleratec include the 1:11 USB Copy Cruiser SA, the 1:21 USB Flash Drive Copy Cruiser, the 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA Flash Drive Duplicator and the 1:118 USB Copy Tower SA USB Flash Drive Duplicator.

The 1:11 USB Copy Cruiser SA, the 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA Flash Drive Duplicator and the 1:118 USB Copy Tower SA USB Flash Drive Duplicator are standalone devices that can duplicate your flash drives without the use of a computer. The 1:21 USB Flash Drive Copy Cruiser is a computer-connected unit that is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Price and Availability
The Aleratec 1:10 USB Copy Cruiser Mini is available for shipment now with an Estimated Retail Price (ERP) of $314.99 from Aleratec's dedicated resellers and distribution partners. 
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Pretty, cool. Had no idea there was such a thing.

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Nice tool. I could see this being very useful for professional development where you don't have access to network drive. You could set up a flash drive for each person quickly with all the files they would need. Though $314.99 is very pricey for a piece of a equipment with limited use.

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This pretty cool, I've seen the regular ones it's cool they are making portable ones now. I suppose more people are using jump drives instead of cd/dvd's. They have dvd duplicators, it only makes sense that they would have usb drive duplicators. But i agree 315 seems a bit steep for copying jump drives, I feel like a usb hub and a few drag and drops would get you the same result.

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Cool, but who needs that when you have a computer and multiple USB hubs and a hard disc copying program?

Seriously, any hard disc copying program can mirror the contents of a flash drive to another flash drive.

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what taylor said :). Only if your going to do mass copying then would you need a whole new device to do it (Not this one, a much bigger one compared to the price...)

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Well in a way I can really see the use of having a drive duplicator like this in the bag.For a scenario of making copies for some training' seminars,advertising, marketing where 10 25+ copies are needed ASAP for the on the go business road warrior because time is money & Everyone else is waiting.& on the go as well.

yet 317.00? I think is a bit steep more like 249.00 retail.

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I don't see the advantage of distributing data physically like this with all the innovation and ground paved in cloud computing and mobile storage, except for maybe in a military application where things would need to be kept as absolutely secure and safe as possible, copying something onto encrypted hard drives and with a duplicator like this would make it a lot simpler... I don't think this will have many retail applications and even then very few possessional or business applications at that.. Still a very neat product though

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I can definitely see value in saving time using this product as opposed to manual drag and drops. Would anyone really consider shelling out over three hundred big boys for a product that appears to be little more than a 10 port hub and file copying software? I found a similar product on Tiger priced for less than 1/4 of what the Aleratec's unit costs: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6291776&CatId=4263

Cool product concept but seems overpriced in my opinion.

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