A quick and easy way to duplicate your drives

Subject: Storage | October 7, 2011 - 02:32 PM |
Tagged: Startech, eSATA, usb, SATA HD Duplicator

Startech's eSATA USB to SATA drive duplicator is a portable device that lets you clone SATA, eSATA and USB disks.  It is quite handy in that you do not need a running PC to be able to clone a disk which can be handy when you are copying an OS installation and need access to all files on the drive.  It is also great in data emergencies or even better, to prevent an emergency from ever happening because you back up your drives frequently.  Plug and Play is very appropriate for this device, you could put in two drives to the duplicator and leave it copying over night as you do not need to monitor its operation at all.  Drop by R&B Mods for their full review of the duplicator


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"Today we will take take a look at an interesting product from Startech. Startech Portable eSATA USB to SATA Standalone HD Duplicator Dock is a hard disk duplication device that you can do easy hard disk cloning with. Let’s see how it performs in our tests and how easy it is to use."

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October 7, 2011 | 02:40 PM - Posted by Ikon (not verified)

I agree it's convenient, but not so much that it's quick. We did a head-to-head comparison of a Win7 drive with standard office software installed, using CloneZilla and the StarTech copier. CloneZilla won hands down. The StarTech isn't a bad product; it does seem to do reliable clones, but there are faster ways, albeit they aren't quite so hands-off. IMHO, it's greatest advantage is not needing a computer.

October 7, 2011 | 06:24 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Have to agree with that, I think it would be great for people who want to upgrade to an SSD as well.

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