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Press Release - Secure Erase

Aleratec Adds Secure Erase Sanitization
to its Tower Hard Drive Duplicators



Chatsworth, CA - June 22, 2010 - Aleratec Inc. announced today that its complete lineup of tower hard disk drive duplicators now supports Secure Erase Sanitization for the reliable purging of hard drive data at speeds much faster than overwriting.

Responsible organizations and individuals understand that the sensitive, private data on their disposed or redeployed hard disk drives are vulnerable if those drives are not properly sanitized. Recognizing the importance of proper decommissioning for used hard disk drives, Aleratec has supported these efforts by offering overwrite sanitization, up to and including DoD recommended levels, in its tower hard disk drive duplicators. Customers have enjoyed the capability to sanitize used hard disk drives as well as create hard drive clones with a single product. Aleratec has now taken these products to the next level by adding Secure Erase sanitization, a method which significantly reduces the time necessary to decommission a hard drive.

This new feature is now included all of Aleratec's professional tower hard disk drive duplicators and offers an alternate method of sanitization which is much faster and just as dependable as traditional overwriting. In fact, Secure Erase is a National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-88 accepted technique for properly purging hard drives. This method utilizes the hard disk drive’s own hardware to wipe all data from the drive and, because Secure Erase is native to the hard drive, works up to 60% faster than a one-pass overwrite and up to 90% faster than a 7-pass overwrite.

"We are always looking for ways to help our customers do their jobs better and more efficiently," said Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "Secure Erase offers significantly faster sanitization without compromising security. I am especially pleased to announce that we are adding this feature without increasing the price on any of these products."

Secure Erase is supported by almost all modern SATA hard disk drives, but in the rare case of an unsupported drive, all of Aleratec's tower hard disk drive duplicators will continue to offer their original 3 overwrite algorithms for sanitization: a one-pass wipe, a three-pass wipe with verify and a 7-pass DoD 5220.22-M wipe.

Aleratec's line of tower hard disk drive duplicators includes the 1:1 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350103), the 1:5 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350104) and the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser (P/N 350109). These models are all compatible with 3.5" internal SATA I/II hard disk drives and can accommodate 2.5" internal SATA I/II hard disk drives with optional adapters (P/N 350106), sold separately. They also feature tool-less, easy-load hard drive bays and Non Scratch SATA connectors designed for greater than 50,000 swap cycles, minimizing worries about drive connection issues and damage to your hard disk drives.

Existing Owners
If you already own an Aleratec tower hard disk drive duplicator (P/N 350103, P/N 350104 or P/N 350109) and would like more information about taking advantage of this new functionality at no charge, please contact Aleratec at support@aleratec.com. You will be required to show proof of purchase for your tower HDD duplicator.

Price and Availability
The Aleratec 1:1 HDD Cruiser, 1:5 HDD Cruiser and 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser are available for shipment now with the following Estimated Retail Prices (ERP) from Aleratec's dedicated resellers and distribution partners:

Model/ERP
1:1 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350103) $315
1:5 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350104) $1049
1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser (P/N 350109) $2299


The full line of Aleratec solutions and accessories is featured at AAFES, Adorama, Amazon.com, ANTOnline.com, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Buy.com, CDW, Circuit City.com, CompUSA.com, Data Vision, Dell, HP, Insight, J & R, Kmart, Mac Connection, MacMall, Micro Center, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, RadioShack, RitzCamera.com, 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 AAFES, B&H Photo Video Gov, Best Buy for Business Gov/Ed, CDW-G, CompuCom, EnPointe, GovConnection, GOVPLACE, GTSI, Insight Gov, PC Mall Gov, SARCOM, Shi.com, Softchoice, SoftMart, Sparco.com, 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.

The Aleratec 1:1 HDD Cruiser (Aleratec P/N 350103, D&H Distributing SKU 350103,Ingram Micro SKU V04410, Tech Data SKU 91936M)

The Aleratec 1:5 HDD Cruiser (Aleratec P/N 350104, D&H Distributing SKU 350104,Ingram Micro SKU V01575 Tech Data SKU 90870M)

The Aleratec 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser (Aleratec P/N 350109, D&H Distributing SKU 350109, Ingram Micro SKU CH9464, Tech Data SKU 18166Q)

About Aleratec Inc
Aleratec creates "Prosumers' Choice" professional-grade duplicators (hard disk drive/BD/DVD/CD/flash memory), publishers (BD/DVD/CD), optical media (BD/DVD/CD), disc shredders 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. For more information, please visit www.aleratec.com or contact us toll free at 866-77-ALERATEC (866-772-5372). You can also follow Aleratec at http://www.youtube.com/Aleratec, http://www.twitter.com/Aleratec and on Facebook.
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