HDD Duplicator Subsystem

The Addonics family of hard drive duplicator controllers provide a simple, fast drive copying solution without using a computer. Designed to install into a standard 5 1/4" drive bay on any computer chassis and be powered by a standard PC power supply, any SATA hard drive or SSD, from 1.8" to 3.5" form factor, can be connected to the source and target port of the duplicator controller. There is achoice of three models to offer duplication of 1 copy, 5 copies, 9 copies or 11 copies at one time depending on your volume requirement. It is an ideal solution for making back up copy of hard drives or for transferring OS and software between different type of hard drives. Together with Addonics family of Storage Tower and Mobile Racks, you can custom build your own hard disk duplicator solution with unlimited possibilities.

Diagram of 1:1 Duplicator (model: HDUSAS)

 

Diagram of 1:5 Duplicator (model: HDU5SAS)


Diagram of 1:5 High Speed (HS) Duplicator (model: HDUS5SASHS)


Diagram of 1:9 High Speed (HS) Duplicator (model: HDUS9SASHS)

  

Diagram of 1:11 Duplicator (model: HDU11SAS)


Connection and installation diagram example (1:1 Duplicator HDUSAS shown)

Visit the Addonics HDD Duplicator page for our family of the turn key solutions

    • Choice of models for 1 to 11, 1 to 9, 1 to 5 or 1 to 1 duplicator
    • Install into any 5 1/4" drive bay
    • Standard SATA ports for connecting the source drive and destination drive
    • Typical transfer rate*: 
  Copying Speed
model 1 drive 3 drive 5 drives and more
1:1 (HDUSAS) ~ 75 MB/sec NA NA
1:5 (HDU5SAS) ~ 105 MB/sec ~ 70 MB/sec ~ 50 MB/sec
1:5 (HDU5SASHS) ~ 105 MB/sec ~87 MB/sec ~87 MB/sec
1:9 (HDU9SASHS) ~ 105 MB/sec ~87 MB/sec ~87 MB/sec
1:11 (HDU11SAS) ~ 105 MB/sec ~ 70 MB/sec ~ 50 MB/sec
    • Supported maximum drive capacity >5TB
    • Power connector onboard for connecting to standard PC power supply
    • Make exact copy of any SATA hard drive or SDD to any SATA hard drive or SSD.
    • Can also copy IDE hard drive by attaching optional IDE- SATA converter (model #: ADIDESA) to the hard drive
    • Also can be used to duplicate an entire RAID volume or any drive within a RAID group
    • Great for cloning another hard drive or for making a back up hard drive.
    • OS independent
    • Operate as a stand alone appliance. No computer or software needed
    • Self diagnostics when power on
    • Easy operation without software and training are required
    • LCM control module provides a rich set of robust advanced configuration options. Click on the following link for the full LCD console feature list of each model: HDUSAS, HDU5SAS, HDU5SASHS, HDU9SASHS, HDU11SAS

The speed here is for reference only. The speed were measured basing on using 3.5" SATA III 250 GB hard drive for both source and targetThe transfer rate varies depending on the speed of the source and destination drive

  • Writing mode : Sector to Sector
  • LCD display with functional control panel
  • 8MB SDRAM for data buffer
  • Number of SATA interface channels:
    • HDUSAS - 2 independent SATA interface channels
    • HDU5SAS, HDU5SASHS - 6 independent SATA interface channels
    • HDU9SAS - 10 independent SATA interface channels
    • HDU11SAS - 12 independent SATA interface channels
  • Support Device : Hard Disk / SSD
  • Power Source : 4P power connection from standard PC power supply
  • Dimensions: 5.87 x 5.67 x 1.73 inch (149 x 144 x 44 mm) (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 6.95oz (197g)
  • Operating environment: 0 - 60 degree C, 15% - 90% RH
  • Storage environment: (- 20) - (65) degree C, 0% - 95% RH non-condensing

PRODUCTS

HDUSAS - (1:1 HDD Duplicator Subsystem)
1:1 HDD Duplicator Console, power cord, User guide,
Price: 109.00
HDU5SAS - (1:5 HDD Duplicator Subsystem)
1:5 HDD Duplicator Console, power cord, User guide,
Price: 479.00
HDU5SASHS - (1:5 HDD High Speed (HS) Duplicator Subsystem)
HDU5SASHS   1:5 HDD High Speed Duplicator Sub-system. Operate as stand alone appliance with no computer required. LCM control module with user friendly interface.
Price: 649.00
HDU9SASHS - (1:9 HDD HS Duplicator Subsystem)
HDU9SASHS  1:9 HDD High Speed Duplicator Sub-system. Operate as stand alone appliance with no computer required. LCM control module with user friendly interface.



For more information, visit the following link
http://www.addonics.com/products/duplicator/HDUSAS.asp
Price: 899.00
HDU11SAS - (1:11 HDD Duplicator Subsystem)
1:11 HDD Duplicator Console, power cord, User guide,
Price: 899.00

ACCESSORIES

Datasheets
HDD Duplicator Subsystem
Applies to: HDUSAS, HDU5SAS, HDU11SAS

Fast, Simple Way to Duplicate

Drivers
1:5 High Speed HDD duplicator firmware for HS series
Applies to: HDU5SASHS, HDSI5TDRHS, HD525LTHS, HD5NBHS, HD5SNDXHS

firmware version 1.61V. This firmware is for the High Speed (HS) series of 1:5 HDD/SSD duplicator

Firmware update procedure (Requires one hard drive containing the firmware file):

  1. Create a 50MB HDD partition with FAT/FAT32 or NTFS files system on any SATA hard drive
  2. Download the firmware and unzip the file to .BIN file format
  3. Copy the .BIN file onto the 50 MB partition of the HDD
  4. Insert this drive to the Source slot of the duplicator. For subsystem, connect the drive to the Source SATA port
  5. Select "Firmware Update" function under the "Setup" or "Advanced Setup" menu and press ENT to do the update. To access the "Advanced Setup", hold onto the ESC button for 5 seconds. The new option will appear
  6. Once completed, it will reboot and show you the new firmware version

Please note that some drives may become locked and cannot be initialized after the SECURE ERASE or OVERWRITE. Should this happen, use the following procedures to unlock the drive:

  1. Place drive in the source slot
  2. Execute "PreScan" function for 1 minute
  3. Press "ESC" key until you see "User Abort" on the LCD screen
  4. Now remove the drive from the duplicator and connect it to your system, the HDD should be recognized and be able to initialize again
1:9 High Speed HDD duplicator firmware
Applies to: HDU9SASHS, HD925HS, HD9SNDXHS, HD9SITDRHS

firmware verison 1.61S

Firmware update procedure (Requires one hard drive containing the firmware file):

  1. Create a 50MB HDD partition with FAT/FAT32 or NTFS files system on any SATA hard drive
  2. Download the firmware and unzip the file to .BIN file format
  3. Copy the .BIN file onto the 50 MB partition of the HDD
  4. Insert this drive to the Source slot of the duplicator. For subsystem, connect the drive to the Source SATA port
  5. Select "Firmware Update" function under the "Setup" or "Advanced Setup" menu and press ENT to do the update. To access the "Advanced Setup", hold onto the ESC button for 5 seconds. The new option will appear
  6. Once completed, it will reboot and show you the new firmware version

Please note that some drives may become locked and cannot be initialized after the SECURE ERASE or OVERWRITE. Should this happen, use the following procedures to unlock the drive:

  1. Place drive in the source slot
  2. Execute "PreScan" function for 1 minute
  3. Press "ESC" key until you see "User Abort" on the LCD screen
  4. Now remove the drive from the duplicator and connect it to your system, the HDD should be recognized and be able to initialize again
All 1:7 and 1:11 HDD Duplicator Firmware 1.46C
Applies to: HDUS725, HDUS1125LT, HDU11SITDR, HDUS11325DX, HDUS11SNDX, HDU11SAS

Current firmware version number: 1.63CP      Click on the underline title to start the download

This firmware update fixes the following issues:

  1. Added Overwrite one pass (random vaule)
  2. Added total time in Copy/Compare/Prescan/Overwrite/Secure/Full Erase

Firmware update procedure (Requires one hard drive containing the firmware file):

  1. Create a 50MB HDD partition with FAT/FAT32 or NTFS files system on any SATA hard drive
  2. Download the firmware and unzip the file to .BIN file format
  3. Copy the .BIN file onto the 50 MB partition of the HDD
  4. Insert this drive to the Source slot of the duplicator. For subsystem, connect the drive to the Source SATA port
  5. Select "Firmware Update" function under the "Setup" or "Advanced Setup" menu and press ENT to do the update. To access the "Advanced Setup", hold onto the ESC button for 5 seconds. The new option will appear
  6. Once completed, it will reboot and show you the new firmware version

Please note that some drives may become locked and cannot be initialized after the SECURE ERASE or OVERWRITE. Should this happen, use the following procedures to unlock the drive:

  1. Place drive in the source slot
  2. Execute "PreScan" function for 1 minute
  3. Press "ESC" key until you see "User Abort" on the LCD screen
  4. Now remove the drive from the duplicator and connect it to your system, the HDD should be recognized and be able to initialize again
All 1:3, 1:4, 1:5 HDD Duplicators Firmware
Applies to: HDUSI3TDR, HDUS3325DX, HDUS4SNDX, HDUSI5TDR, HDUS5SNDX, HDUS5NB, HDUS5325DX, HDUS325, HDUS525LT, HDUS525, HDU5SAS

Current firmware version number: 1.61BQ

Firmware update procedure (Requires one hard drive containing the firmware file):

  1. Create a 50MB HDD partition with FAT/FAT32 or NTFS files system on any SATA hard drive
  2. Download the firmware and unzip the file to .BIN file format
  3. Copy the .BIN file onto the 50 MB partition of the HDD
  4. Insert this drive to the Source slot of the duplicator. For subsystem, connect the drive to the Source SATA port
  5. Select "Firmware Update" function under the "Setup" or "Advanced Setup" menu and press ENT to do the update. To access the "Advanced Setup", hold onto the ESC button for 5 seconds. The new option will appear
  6. Once completed, it will reboot and show you the new firmware version

Notes for the new firmware:

  • Added drive sanitization feature using the SECURE ERASE and OVERWRITE functions. The new functions are found under the Advance set up menu. These two functions apply to both source and target drive when the drives are present.  
  • SECURE ERASE - HDD duplicator sends a WIPE command to the hard drive. This command fills 00 string to entire HDD
  • OVERWRITE - There are three options: One pass, 3 passes and 7 passes 5220.22-M.  The duplicator writes a string of pattern over the entire disk one time, three times or seven times. (5220.22-M is the DoD standard for drive sanitization)

Please note that some drives may become locked and cannot be initialized after the SECURE ERASE or OVERWRITE. Should this happen, use the following procedures to unlock the drive:

  1. Place drive in the source slot
  2. Execute "PreScan" function for 1 minute
  3. Press "ESC" key until you see "User Abort" on the LCD screen
  4. Now remove the drive from the duplicator and connect it to your system, the HDD should be recognized and be able to initialize again
All 1:1 HDD Duplicators Firmware 1.35H
Applies to: HDUS325DX, HDUSI325, HDUSI325AES, ZHDUESA, HDUSAS

Current firmware version number: 1.35H

This firmware update fixes the following issues:

  1. Version:1.23H   
    - Support Fast copy function.(FAT/FAT32/NTFS/EXT2/EXT3/Swap)
    - Modified: Change the Fast Copy switch name form Yes/No change to On/Off.
    - Modified: Change the target drive not enough space string.
    - Modified: Change the LCD display of Copy HDD / Compare HDD/Prescsn Source progress time by increasing numbers.
  2. Version:1.35H   
    - Add support for drive size 2TB and larger
    - Fixed Bug that COMPARE HDD is different when 28bit and 48bit HDD finished copy action.
    - Improved 28bit HDD overwrite speed.
    - Added Overwrite function(One pass/Three pass/Seven pass) using DoD standard 5220.22-M
    - Added Secure erase function.

Firmware update procedure (Requires one hard drive containing the firmware file):

  1. Create a 50MB HDD partition with FAT/FAT32 or NTFS files system on any SATA hard drive
  2. Download the firmware and unzip the file to .BIN file format
  3. Copy the .BIN file onto the 50 MB partition of the HDD
  4. Insert this drive to the Source slot of the duplicator. For subsystem, connect the drive to the Source SATA port
  5. Select "Firmware Update" function under the "Setup" or "Advanced Setup" menu and press ENT to do the update. To access the "Advanced Setup", hold onto the ESC button for 5 seconds. The new option will appear
  6. Once completed, it will reboot and show you the new firmware version

Notes for the new firmware:

  • Added drive sanitization feature using the SECURE ERASE and OVERWRITE functions. The new functions are found under the Advance set up menu. These two functions apply to both source and target drive when the drives are present.  
  • SECURE ERASE - HDD duplicator sends a WIPE command to the hard drive. This command fills 00 string to entire HDD
  • OVERWRITE - There are three options: One pass, 3 passes and 7 passes 5220.22-M.  The duplicator writes a string of pattern over the entire disk one time, three times or seven times. (5220.22-M is the DoD standard for drive sanitization)

Please note that some drives may become locked and cannot be initialized after the SECURE ERASE or OVERWRITE. Should this happen, use the following procedures to unlock the drive:

  1. Place drive in the source slot
  2. Execute "PreScan" function for 1 minute
  3. Press "ESC" key until you see "User Abort" on the LCD screen
  4. Now remove the drive from the duplicator and connect it to your system, the HDD should be recognized and be able to initialize again