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Review of the Aleratec HDD Copy Cruiser Mini


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Do you need a hard drive duplicator and docking station? If the answer is yes, then take a look at our review of the Aleratec HDD Copy Cruiser Mini.

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The Aleratec HDD Copy Cruiser Mini is both a powerful HDD duplicator and a versatile HDD docking station in one lightweight, portable device.

This essential tool for building, upgrading and backing up computer systems requires no computer to run, eliminating the need to tie up a computer for hours running complex software to duplicate hard disk drives.

A single button-push is all that is required for a fast 72 MB/sec sector-by-sector copy that includes partition and boot sector information, resulting in perfect clones/backups.

Additionally, connecting the HDD Copy Cruiser Mini to a computer via USB 2.0 gives instant, hot-swappable access to up to two hard disk drives at a time.

  • Sector-by-sector standalone hard disk drive cloning
  • One-button operation for cloning
  • Dual plug-and-play hard disk drive access via USB 2.0
  • Supports both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA I/II hard disk drives
  • Safe and easy hard disk drive quick-release buttons
  • Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS10.3 or later, Linux
  • AC Powered: 100-240V 50-60Hz 1.5A


Aleratec HDD Copy Cruiser Mini


Who are Aleratec?

From their website:

Aleratec creates “Prosumers’ Choice” professional-grade duplicators for hard disk drives, USB flash drives, flash memory and optical discs (BD/DVD/CD), as well as optical disc publishers, blank media, disc shredders, disc repair and related accessories, at consumer-friendly prices. The company’s commitment to quality and its customers has produced product lines which regularly win industry accolades for their innovation, reliability and ease-of-use.

Headquartered in Southern California, Aleratec’s exceptionally-skilled team of trained professionals design user-friendly, high-performance hardware along with intuitive software to assist corporations and organizations of any size with all their media technology needs. Aleratec’s comprehensive line of innovative products enable businesses to cut costs, streamline workflow and increase revenues.

For over a decade, Aleratec has served as a leading provider of disc duplicating and publishing solutions for specialized markets including government agencies, educational facilities, houses of worship and audio recording professionals.

What’s in the Box?

Along with the HDD Copy Cruiser Mini is a USB 2.0 cable, a power adaptor and cable, an eSATA cable, a quick start guide and a registration card.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Now that’s something to add to my toolkit.

    How long does it take to duplicate a 2 TB drive?

    • It’s going to depend on the speed of the drives, but I am going to say about 8 hours or more! If you want specifics, drop Aleratec an email as I am sure they can provide them to you.

  2. That sounds a bit on the slow side, but the important thing is to be able to give the customer a guide time. “I’ll duplicate the drive overnight as a security copy and work on your problem in the morning.”

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