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Aleratec Introduces 5-Target Hard Drive Duplicator and Sanitizer that Works with Both IDE and SATA Drives

  (March 02, 2011)

Chatsworth, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011

Today, Aleratec introduced its 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA Aleratecs first tower HDD duplicator and sanitizer that is compatible with both IDE and SATA hard drives.

The 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser is a powerful, standalone hard drive duplicator that can create up to five perfect clone hard drives simultaneously. It can also reliably wipe all traces of data from up to six hard disk drives at a time using Secure Erase, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-88 approved method for clearing hard disks. This feature uses fast, secure algorithms created by the drive manufacturer and is built into most modern SATA hard drives as well as some IDE hard drives. If Secure Erase is not supported, the 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA can still sanitize drives with a choice of three comprehensive overwrite algorithms: a one-pass wipe, a three-pass wipe with verify, or a powerful seven-pass wipe which follows the Department of Defense 5220.22-M sanitization recommendation. The unit is compatible with 2.5 and 3.5 internal SATA hard disk drives, as well as 3.5 internal IDE hard drives. It will even work with 2.5 internal IDE hard drives when used with optional adapters (P/N 350116), sold separately.

For the ultimate in flexibility, you can copy from either a SATA or an IDE source drive to any combination of SATA and IDE targets. You can also sanitize any combination of SATA and IDE drives at the same time.

While manufacturers have largely stopped making IDE hard drives due to the emergence of SATA, there are still hundreds of millions of IDE drives that are either still in use today or that need to be decommissioned properly through sanitization," said Perry Solomon, President and CEO. The Aleratec 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA was designed for our customers who want a duplicator and sanitizer that works with both IDE and SATA hard drives, for the greatest flexibility.

This essential tool for building or upgrading computer systems is quick, easy and best of all - requires no computer or extra software to run. For professionals who want total control of each process, the 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA is a fully-featured solution to copy hard drives with advanced options such as Compare, Quick Compare, PreScan Source and Fast Copy, just to name a few. This flexibility and control make this device the perfect tool for IT departments, businesses and government agencies in need of a reliable and complete solution for hard disk drive management.

Key Features

  •     Standalone operation. No computer required.
  •     Duplicate up to 5 Hard Drives simultaneously.
  •     Sanitize up to 6 Hard Drives simultaneously with Secure Erase.
  •     Supports 2.5 and 3.5 SATA HDDs.
  •     Supports 3.5 IDE HDDs or 2.5 IDE HDDs with optional Aleratec adapters (P/N 350116).

The Aleratec 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA complements Aleratecs line up of award-winning HDD Duplicators with an industrial-grade solution. Other available Aleratec HDD Duplicators include the 1:1 HDD Copy Cruiser Copy Mini (P/N 350107) and 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser(P/N 350108) for portable applications, the SATA-only 1:1 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350103), 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser (P/N 350104) and high-capacity 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser (P/N 350109).

Price and Availability
The Aleratec 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA is available for shipment now with an Estimated Retail Price of $1,249 and is available from Aleratecs dedicated resellers and distribution partners.

The full line of Aleratec products and accessories is featured at Adorama,,, Barnes & Noble, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy,, CDW, Circuit,, Data Vision, Dell, HP, Insight, J & R, Kmart, Mac Connection, MacMall, Meijer, Micro Center,, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, RadioShack,, Sears,, Tech Depot, Tiger Direct, and Wal-Mart in addition to other leading US retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including B&H Photo Video Gov, Best Buy for Business Gov/Ed, CDW-G, EnPointe, Global Gov/Ed, GovConnection, GOVPLACE, GTSI, Insight Gov, PC Mall Gov, SARCOM,,, Softchoice, SoftMart,, TIG, and Unisys. All products are available to resellers in the U.S. through D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro, and Tech Data; in Canada through D&H Canada and Ingram Micro Canada; in Latin America and the Caribbean through Tech Data Miami.

Aleratec 1:5 HDD Copy Cruiser IDE/SATA (Aleratec P/N 350112, D&H Distributing SKU 350112,
Ingram Micro SKU GC5444, Tech Data SKU 65871W)

Aleratecs 2.5 to 3.5 IDE Drive Adapter 2 Pack (P/N 350116) is available at for an Estimated Retail Price of $19.99.

About Aleratec Inc
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 companys commitment to quality and its customers has produced product lines which regularly win industry accolades for their innovation, reliability and ease-of-use. For more information, please visit or contact us toll free at 866-77-ALERATEC (866-772-5372). You can also follow Aleratec at,, and on

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