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Press Release - 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser

Aleratec unveils the 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser ... a lightweight and portable Hard Disk Drive Duplicator

Chatsworth, CA - February 16, 2010 – Aleratec today introduced a new hard disk drive duplicator for professionals who want the features and power of a full-sized duplicator system in a compact, portable device.

The Aleratec 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser is both a powerful standalone hard disk drive duplicator and a versatile Dual Disk RAID Controller in one lightweight, portable device. In duplicator mode, the 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser duplicates either 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II hard disk drives, creating perfect clone hard drives. With the optional IDE Accessories Pack (Part number 240146 sold separately), the HDD PortaCruiser is compatible with 2.5" and 3.5" IDE hard disk drives as well. You can even duplicate from an IDE drive to a SATA drive, or vice-versa! As a Dual Disk RAID Controller, the 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser can be attached to a PC through its high-speed USB 2.0 interface and used as an external storage device or hard drive backup for critical files.

The 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser is priced affordably and has a small physical form factor, weighing in at approximately 8.3oz. This makes it the smallest and lightest member of Aleratec's award-winning HDD Duplicator family. Its 2-line LCD display gives users easy access to the device's features, as well as important information on the status of processes. With a button push, the 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser will begin to copy a hard drive with a sector-by-sector process that includes disk partition and boot sector information. The result is an exact clone of your source hard drive. Advanced diagnostic functions such as Source Prescan and HDD Compare make your work even easier.

"This latest entry rounds out our complete line of hard disk drive duplication solutions," stated Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "The PortaCruiser product is compact and supports both legacy IDE and the latest SATA hard disk drives for a low cost without sacrificing professional features."

The versatile, two-in-one capability of the 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser provides the ultimate in convenience, portability and efficiency, making it an essential item for every field tech’s toolkit.

The 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser complements Aleratec's award-winning line of HDD Duplicators by offering a portable, yet powerful solution. Other SATA I/II HDD Duplicators include the 1:1 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350103), the 1:5 HDD Cruiser (P/N 350104) and the 1:1 HDD Copy Cruiser Mini (P/N 350107).

Price and Availability
The 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser is available now with an Estimated Retail Price of $249.99 and is available from Aleratec's dedicated Resellers and Distribution partners.

The full line of Aleratec solutions and accessories is featured at AAFES,,, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy,, CDW, Circuit,, Dell, HP, Insight, J & R, Mac Connection, MacMall, Micro Center, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall,, Tech Depot, Tiger Direct, and Wal-Mart in addition to other leading U.S. retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Governmentand 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,, 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 1:1 HDD PortaCruiser (Aleratec P/N 350108, D&H Distributing SKU 350108, Ingram Micro SKU CH9465, Tech Data SKU 18167Q)

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 please visit Please visit for video demos and check out the Aleratec micro blog at E-mail Toll Free Tel: 866-77-ALERATEC, FAX: 818-678-0486.
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