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Press Release - Hard Disk Drive Duplicator

Aleratec Launches Next Generation Hard Disk Drive Duplicator
With Buy One, Get One Free Promotion

Chatsworth, CA, February 3, 2009 - Aleratec Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, Flash, HDD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, launches the next generation of the Aleratec award winning stand alone, the 1:5 HDD Cruiser, a hard disk drive duplicator and sanitizer all in one unit. The 1:5 HDD Cruiser will duplicate up to 5 HDDs simultaneously. It can also sanitize up to 6 HDDs to assure that confidential data is unreadable The sanitizing capability is particularly important with the rapid advancement hard drives, upgrading drives in systems is commonplace and it is important that confidential data is removed from the old drives before they are recycled or discarded. The 1:5 HDD Cruiser is a stand alone unit and no computer is required for operation so there is no need to tie up a computer for hours running complex software to duplicate or sanitize hard disk drives.

"Duplicating the contents of a hard disk drive is easy with the 1:5 HDD Cruiser. It is equipped with quick load drive bays so there are no cumbersome external cables needed. Just load your source drive in the top bay and load up to 5 target drives in the in the remaining bays. The 1:5 HDD Cruiser will copy the exact content and format of the source drive to the 5 targets. This is a powerful and effective tool to upgrade hard drives for multiple systems and ideal for IT departments and small office Prosumer users. You can even add site licensed operating systems and application programs so a system upgrade is completed with just a drive swap." said Perry Solomon, President and CEO of Aleratec. "The sanitizing capability of the 1:5 HDD Cruiser overwrites all readable data so that it cannot fall into the wrong hands. Only Aleratec offers affordable, easy to load and unload, hard drive duplicators with these powerful features."

The 1:5 HDD Cruiser's drive bays are equipped with quick and easy loading doors. Open the drive bay door to load or unload a drive, it is that simple. The drive bays are made of Aluminum for optimum thermal conductivity minimizing any issues that can be caused by overheating of drives in process. When a drives slide in the drive bays and he drive bay doors are closed, high integrity electrical and data connections are made automatically. Each drive bay has internal Non Scratch SATA connectors designed for greater than 50,000 swap cycles minimizing worries about drive connection issues.

Data confidentiality has always been an issue with government classified information and with recent laws intended to protect the privacy of individuals health and financial information, it has become a legal concern to most industries. Industry and government are forced to confront the challenge of protecting the confidentiality of classified, corporate, client or patient data. Many organizations must now comply with new federal and state laws mandating rigorous standards for handling, distributing and using confidential client, corporate or patient information or be subject to very serious, even ruinous, penalties.

The Aleratec HDD Cruiser provides 3 options for sanitizing hard disc drives, each providing a more advanced level of security. 1) One pass data overwrite is to write zeroes to every block on the hard drive. 2) Three pass data overwrite writes one pass of zeros, one pass of 1s and one pass of a randomly generated pattern to every block on the hard drive. You have the option to verify the random pattern to provide assurance that the overwrite was completed. 3) Seven pass DoD 5220.22-M has been derived from the Department of Defense 5220.22-M standard for secure overwriting of hard disk drive. After the overwrite process the hard drives appear to a computer as new drives without initialization or formatting.

The innovative Aleratec 1:5 HDD Cruiser (Aleratec Part No. 350104, Ingram Micro SKU V01575, Tech Data SKU 90870M) is proudly assembled in the USA from components sourced globally. With an estimated retail price of $1049, it is a must have for IT departments or anyone that is updating systems and recycling hard disk drives.

When customers purchase 1 Aleratec 1:5 HDD Cruiser for use with SATA hard disk drives, they qualify for 1 Aleratec 1:3 HDD Cruiser for use with PATA hard disk drives FREE via mail in rebate. Please visit www.aleratec.com for details, terms and conditions. Offer is good from 2/1/2009 to 2/28/2009.

The 1:5 HDD Cruiser supports 3.5 inch SATA hard disk drives, but to make the unit even more versatile, an optional 2.5 inch SATA hard drive adapter 2 pack is also available with an estimated retail price of $36.99 (Aleratec Part No. 350106).

The full line of Aleratec solutions, and accessories is featured at AAFES, Adorama, Amazon.com, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Buy.com, CDW, Dell, HP, Insight, J & R, Mac Connection, MacMall, Micro Center, NewEgg, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, PC Nation, QVC.com, Ritz Camera, Staples, Tech Depot and Wal-Mart in addition to other leading U.S. retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including AAFES, B&H Photo Video Gov, Best Buy Gov/Ed, CDW-G, CompuCom, EnPointe, GovConnection, GTSI, Insight Gov, PC Mall Gov, Pomeroy, Sayers, Shi.com, Softchoice, telcobuy, 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. Complete information available at www.aleratec.com

About Aleratec Aleratec Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, Flash, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD CD duplicating, and DVD CD publishing markets. Exciting new disc duplicating and disc publishing products and optical recording media are establishing a higher standard in the industry offering professional strength solutions at consumer prices that are exceptionally easy to use, creating the ultimate "out of box" product experience. Aleratec, Inc. is headquartered at 9851 Owensmouth Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311. For more information visit www.aleratec.com. E-mail sales@aleratec.com. Toll Free Phone: 866-77-ALERATEC, FAX: 818-678-0486.

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