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Review of the Aleratec 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator


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Back in March we told you about the new Aleratec 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator, and we have been using one for a while, so it’s time for our review.

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This is how Aleratec describe themselves:

Aleratec is a leading developer and manufacturer of “Prosumers’ Choice” solutions for the USB, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD/CD duplicating, publishing, recording, and digital imaging markets. Formerly known as Alera Technologies, Aleratec continues to set a higher standard in the industry by offering professional strength solutions at consumer prices.

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

As pioneers in the CD recording industry, Aleratec is recognized worldwide as technology leaders with extraordinary on-target vision. Paving the way for the future of modern technology, they have envied marketing and sales track records which have consistently outperformed industry giants.

For years, 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.

Here is how Aleratec describe the 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator:

The 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator 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.

Docking bays can be controlled by individual power buttons. An LCD screen and easy-to-use controls make this duplicator simple to manage. It creates fast sector-by-sector copies that include partition and boot sector information, resulting in perfect clones and backups.

Connecting the 1:3 HDD Copy Dock Duplicator to a computer via USB 3.0 or eSATA gives instant access to up to four hard disk drives at a time.


  • Sector-by-sector stand-alone hard diskdrive cloning
  • Four hard drive dock access via USB 3.0or eSATA cable (both included)
  • LCD screen and controls
  • Supports both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA hard disk drives
  • Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS10.3 or later, Linux
  • Product Dimensions (LxWxH)201 x 210 x 120.3mm / 7.9 x 8.3 x 4.7 in

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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.

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