StarTech Hard Drive Duplicator & Eraser

Brand: StarTech
Manufacturer: STARTECH.COM
Model: SATDUP11
EAN: 0065030852586
Category: #12 in Personal Computers (Disc Duplicators)
List Price: $349.99
Price: $292.66  (14 customer reviews)
You Save: $57.33 (16%)
Dimension: 4.72 x 7.17 x 10.43 inches
Shipping Wt: 0.79 pounds. FREE Shipping (Details)
Availability: In Stock.
Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

High-speed drive duplication The standalone USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) hard drive duplicator lets you clone 2.5" and 3.5" SATA (I/II/III) drives at speeds of up to 14GBpm. With this HDD/SSD copier and eraser, IT professionals can effectively manage drives and complete duplication tasks without the use of a computer or software. You can quickly back up and archive data, duplicate data for disk imaging, or transfer content to additional drives. The high performance 1:1 drive cloner/eraser has three duplication modes including Data Only, All Partitions, and Sector by Sector Multiple erase modes and real-time erase confirmation This external USB 3.1 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) hard drive wiper lets you erase SATA drives with ease, without the need for a host laptop. As a hard drive eraser, the SATDUP11 is capable of erasing two drives simultaneously with several different modes available including Quick Erase, Secure Erase, and Single-Pass / Three-Pass Hard Drive Overwrite (DoD) -- which passes over the hard drive 3 times to ensure that the data has been completely wiped, making it great for legal and medical business applications. Ease of use and portability The drive replicator offers convenient menu navigation buttons and a built-in LCD display that clearly identifies the duplication or erase mode and task status. Since it is OS independent, no software or drivers are required. You can move the plug-and-play cloning station from room to room, to work on drives in different locations. The SATDUP11 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Features

  • EASILY DUPLICATE & ERASE: The standalone USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) hard drive duplicator/eraser lets you quickly copy your SATA disk and sanitize with confidence without having to connect to a computer
  • HIGH SPEED: With speeds up to 14 Gb per minute and three replicator/duplicator modes, this 1:1 ratio IT grade external SSD/HDD copier makes offline cloning 2.5" and 3.5" drives quick and easy
  • MONITOR ERASE STATUS & KEEP LOGS: The hard drive cloner/sanitizer can connect to an RS232 serial printer to print a record of the erase procedure, and the LCD lets you monitor performance
  • VERSATILE USE: This USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) hard drive copier/wiper features three duplication modes and five erase modes, ensuring your data is secure and giving you peace of mind

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Top Reviews

Not good for wiping drives in high volume. No documentation. Inconsistent performance.
by OldMcdonald (1 out of 5 stars)
February 17, 2019

I received this unit 3 days ago and have been testing it extensively. I purchased it to WIPE several hundred SATA and SAS drives. I purchased the $1k version which will work with SAS drives (server drives) in addition to regular drives.

Here are the problems that I encountered right away:
#1. Extremely limited documentation. The "manual" that comes with this $1k unit is 1 page, double sided and does not explain anything about how the different wipe modes work. For example... What is a "Full Erase"? or what is a "Secure Erase"? What is the USB plug for, can I wipe USB drives with it or is it for something else? I searched all over the net and there is no official documentation for this product, other than what I got.
2. Inconsistent speeds. I'm testing on brand new 2TB WD drives as a test case. If I do a "Full Erase" on a single drive, it takes 3.8 hours. However, this unit lets you wipe two drives at once, so in theory 2 of the same EXACT disks plugged into the two different ports should yield the same results. Well, when you plug in 2 drives, the time to wipe almost doubles. Now it's 6 hours to wipe 2x 2TB WD drives. I've tested this with other drives as well and the time ranges between 5-7 hours on average.

IN SHORT... if you plug in 2 drives into the unit to have them both wipe at once... you pretty much double your wipe time. It doesn't seem like there is multithreading built in.
3. If you are wiping, and one drive finishes before the other (ex: one drive is 2TB and another is 1TB) you can't start a new wipe until ALL of the drives are done. This makes it very frustrating because you should be able to pull off the finished drive, hook up a new drive, and start a new wipe. But that does not work. You have to WAIT for ALL drives to finish wiping before adding a new drive.
4. It doesn't seem to matter if the disk is a 15k SAS disk or a 7200 RPM SATA disk. The speeds are pretty much identical as far as wiping.
5. Progress indication is garbage. For example, on the DOD 3 wipe, it will say 10%... 20%... 50%... etc and then it will go down to 0% again. This is probably because it's wiping it 3 times, but there is no indication of what the REAL progress is. Unless you're watching it for 15 hours straight you won't know how far along it really is because there is no indication of which pass it's on and how far along it really is.
6. There was no information on speeds either, so I did some speed testing (this is not a review, just a heads up for anyone looking to find out how long it takes to wipe a drive)... In "Full Erase", which is not explained as to what exactly it is... it takes about "3.8" hours to wipe a 2TB disk. If you plug in two disks it will take about 6 hours. In "DOD 3" erase mode, it takes 15 hours to wipe the same disks. In "Secure Erase" mode it takes about 8 hours to wipe the two disks.
7. After running for about 48 hours straight the unit develops a flicker on the LCD and has to be rebooted. Even after reboot, it will randomly flicker and display weird characters on the LCD.

Overall... This product works, but for $1k I expected much more. It seems like there was no effort put into the GUI or the documentation. It will probably wipe, but what it's really doing behind the scenes as to what the different wipe modes is very unclear, so I'm not confident in trusting it.
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Very fast duplicator
by MATTHEW A KENDALL (4 out of 5 stars)
December 20, 2018

This is the fastest SATA to SATA duplicator that I've used and it works very well. Although, in my opinion it loses a star because it has a hard time with some Windows 10 partitions and I haven't figured out what the commonality is yet. Frequently, it reports BAD MASTER HDD when I attempt to duplicate certain Windows 10 HDDs or SSDs. When I use my Carry On duplicator (probably half the speed of the Startech), it will work for those drives that the Startech has a problem with. Other than this small issue, I highly recommend this Startech for anyone needing to quickly duplicate a SATA drive.
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If you want a quick backup of your hard drive ...
by Steven Harris (5 out of 5 stars)
October 15, 2016

If you want a quick backup of your hard drive, this machine can make an image of your drive or a duplicate the hdd on another hdd of the same or larger size, FAST. Did I mention it is fast? If you using a Samsung EVO 750in less than 15 minutes. SSD for the backup media, it can backup 50 GB in less than 15 minutes.
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Great tool.
by David J. Hayden (5 out of 5 stars)
December 15, 2016

If your a tech who routinely needs to copy or erase HDs this is a great tool and value. The one limitation is it can't copy from a larger drive to a smaller one.
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work as advertise, can't copy "file and content" mode ...
by LD952 (4 out of 5 stars)
December 28, 2016

work as advertise, can't copy "file and content" mode from big hdd to small hdd thought. Ex: 8tb hdd has 4tb data can't copy to 6tb hdd.
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Unit works nice. Made copies of the hard drives on my ...
by Edward R. (5 out of 5 stars)
November 28, 2017

Unit works nice. Made copies of the hard drives on my two Windows 7 computers. Fast and copies were identical to original drives. Definitely recommend.
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Five Stars
by Gmoney (5 out of 5 stars)
January 13, 2018

Travel Ready.. gets the Job Done!
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Five Stars
by Sean Alexander (5 out of 5 stars)
October 24, 2017

AWESOME and as described
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The duplicator did copy my computer HD to a new ...
by Eugene KAlinin (4 out of 5 stars)
July 26, 2015

The duplicator did copy my computer HD to a new SSD without flaws. 500GB HD took only about 10 minutes. Also works on DVR HD which ca not be read (propitiatory). I created copy of all my shows (usually you loose them) before replacing the drive in DVR. The drawback is that the new drive has to be the same size or larger.
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Works great! Does a great job doing a DOD wipe ...
by John Smoth (5 out of 5 stars)
July 27, 2015

Item as described! Works great! Does a great job doing a DOD wipe on old hard drives!

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