SuperCopier® Desktop Pro Gen-3 Standalone 8 SAS/SATA Drives Duplicator Unit

SuperCopier® Desktop Pro Gen-3 is a 8 SAS/SATA ports standalone, industrial drive duplicator/copier unit. The unit is extremely fast and secure. It is built with the latest hardware technology to achieve the most efficient drive duplications, performing at a very high speed, with the ability to clone multiple drives at the same time. The unit can be used for functions such as Cloning, Imaging, Deploy, Erase, and Drive Diagnostics of Storage Devices such as Hard Disk Drives, SSD, and USB flash drives. It supports SAS/SATA/USB drives and allows for cloning methods using bit by bit mirror image, Quick Copy of Partitions, Selective copy of files and folders, VHD copy, and Copy to Folder. It can be used to clone 1:7 SAS, 1:10 SATA, and 1:9 USB3.1/USB3.0.

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The SuperCopier® Desktop Pro Gen-3 8 SAS/SATA unit is a standalone drive duplicator with 8 SAS/SATA ports; enabling the user to clone, image, duplicate, and erase multiple drives at the same time very efficiently. The unit is industrial and durably built, using a desktop-style, with easy to use touchscreen icons. The unit supports hard disk drives, SSD, and USB Flash drives. The SuperCopier’s main application supports many modes of operations, such as:

 

1) Mirror mode: Bit by bit imaging.

2) Quick Copy: Advanced Smart Copy of Partitions.

3) VHD Copy: Clone image of a virtual drive.

4) Selective Capture of Files and Folders.

5) Copy to Folder: Copy all data files from a source drive into one folder on the target drives.

The application supports duplication of data from one source drive to multiple target drives, or from multiple source drives to multiple target drives. The application is updated to clone Windows 10, and it automatically converts between 512k to 4k formats (Physical and Logical).


Remark on off-the-shelf cloning and imaging application: There are many cloning and imaging stand alone applications, only a few are really working!

 

Some of the testimonials:

 

“The MediaClone SuperCopier Desktop unit works very well. The unit runs very fast in multiple session operations, and it is very easy to use. We have loaded many different kinds of partitions on the source drive, and the Quick Copy mode works very well cloning the source to many targets. The application supports GPT and MBR partitions with scaling and non-scaling, NTFS re-size works with different size targets, and the latest Windows 10 is very well supported.” Benny Potlog from Intel Israel

 

“For our purposes, being able to sanitize many drives swiftly is a serious need. We looked into several devices but they were usually made for single purposes that didn’t match what we were looking for. The MediaClone SuperCopier has allowed us to speed up cleansing drives dramatically as well as clone drives. It’s flexible and allows for many operations simultaneously. In the rare event of any issues, we have always received prompt support from MediaClone. The SuperCopier is very well constructed, simple to use, and reliable.” Warren Smite from Prosoftnet Calabasas, CA

 

We have searched for few solutions that could help us to destroy our data from retired storage and came across MediaClone SuperWiper solution. I must say, it saved us lots of time erasing individual disks so we have decided to add the Disk Duplicator solution to clone drives. IT Folks love to be able erase data with DoD formatting tool and also provide audit trail for our auditors. Great product and I would highly recommend it.” Les Janeczko Manager, IT Infrastructure Fuzion Analytics

 

Features

 

Standalone, Secure, No License Scheme, Drives Duplicator, Built with Extreme Performing Hardware, Heavy Duty, Easy to Use, and Very Flexible UI. Standalone hardware gives the user consistent performances and is the most secure solution when in combination with Linux OS. No licensing scheme makes the solution cost-effective. Lifetime free s/w updates and supports. The unit runs 24/7, 365 days of the year, with no failure.

 

Application Features:

• Visualizing of the source drive partitions and flexibility to move partitions on the target.

• Scaling NTFS, FAT32, and EXFAT partitions.

• One of the best NTFS scaling down apps.

• Copy/Erase Bitlocker encrypted partitions.

• Win8, Win10 support.

• Supports MBR and GPT partitioning.

• S.M.A.R.T. drive’s diagnostics tests.

• Read back verify drive test.

• Remove ATA passwords*

For NVMe Supports:
-Copy NVMe SSDs
-NVMe namespaces
-NVMe erase/format

* some drive models

 

Operation Highlights:

Hot Pluggable Ports: Each of the unit’s ports is hot pluggable. When a session completes, the user can plug another drive and select it to run a new operation.

Scripting: Easy Scripting can be set and used for a repeat operation.

Reporting: Detailed logs for drive duplication and drive erase sessions.

SQL Erase Database: A collection of the erase logs, erase certificates, and drive information.

Easy Export of Erase logs and the Erase database to a USB stick or share it over a network.

Access/Control the unit remotely.

 

Example of a typical cloning operation:

For high volume:

SAS/SATA: clone 1 to 7 in one session.

SATA (by utilizing the eSATA port and using the 10 USB3.1 ports with SATA to USB adapters): clone 1 to 21 in one session.

 

For a variety of source drives:

Any combination of the ports up to 4 to 4 for SAS in 4 simultaneous sessions, and up to 10 to 10 for SATA in 9 simultaneous sessions.

 

Example of an erase operation, or drive diagnostics: Utilize any of the unit’s ports to plug in a drive and run it in separate sessions (besides designated source ports 1 SAS/SATA and 1 USB).

 

Expandability and Options all depend on the available unit’s PCIE slots:

NVMe 1 Drive Option: Includes M.2 Adapters and U.2 Extension Cables to Supports M.2, U.2, and PCIE NVMe SSD.

FC 2 ports: Includes Fiber cables and FC drive adapters.

1394 3 ports: Includes a FireWire controller with 2 1394A ports, one 1394B port, and 1394A/B cables.

 

Technical Specs

 

Main Hardware Features:

Case: Desktop, Industrial

CPU: i7 with the Latest generation

Display: 10″ touchscreen, color LCD display

8 Channel HDD Open Tray: Easy to insert and plug tray that accommodates any size and shape of drives or storage devices; contains power status LED indicators.

Hardware: Very high-quality, high performing components; some with military specifications.

OS: Linux Ubuntu 64 bit

Security: Linux OS (Linux is less targeted by malware).

Application Updates: The application can easily be updated via a USB thumb drive and displays a special update application screen.

 

Hardware Specifications:

Storage controller: SAS 3.0, 8 Channel LSI controller supports 12Gigabit/s SAS drives.

 

Hardware Supports:

Source Ports: One SAS/SATA port and one USB3.0 port are set as source ports for cloning operations (these ports’ role cannot be changed by the user).

Supports Storage Protocols and Interfaces: SAS, SATA, e-SATA enclosures, IDE, USB2.0, USB3.0, MMC, M.2 NGFF (SATA or PCIE base), 1394*, Thunderbolt*, SCSI*, FC*, and USB3.1.

Supports Form Factors: 3.5″, 2.5″, ZIF, 1.8″, Micro-SATA, Mini-SATA, PCIE*, Mini PCIE*, and M.2 NGFF storage devices.

Cross Copy from Ports and Interfaces: The user can choose to clone from one type of port, storage protocol, and interface, and save it into a different port, storage protocol, and interface. The cross copy of data can be done between SAS/SATA/IDE/USB/SCSI/1394 interfaces.

 

Application Settings:

HPA/DCO Automatic Supports: The application has the ability to automatically open HPA and DCO areas and re-size the drive to its full native capacity in order to erase any “hidden data” (HPA/DCO are special areas on the drive that support this feature).

Bad Sectors Handling: The user can select to skip bad sectors/blocks or abort the operation when it encounters bad sectors/blocks on the source drive.

48bit LBA Addressing: Supports drives with sizes up to 256TB.

 

Application Features:

GUI: The application is built with large, very simple, and easy-to-navigate icons. In a few clicks, the user can set the operation, and it will quickly start up and run.

Speed: Extremely fast operation – 100% bit by bit can be up to 29GB/min with SSD and 11GB/min with fast Hard Disk Drives.

 

Application’s Main Operations:

Clone: Mirror bit by bit (any OS), Quick Copy (NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFS+, EXT2-4), Selective Capture (Folders and Files), VHD Copy, and Copy to Folder.

Erase or Format drives

Drive Diagnostics

 

Cloning/Duplication:

Main Copy/Duplicate/Clone Application Features:
Mirror Image: 100% bit by bit mirror image for any size of master and target drive with any OS. The source drive and the target drives need to be the same make and size if the user wants to boot from the target drives. The user can image a portion of the drive by adjusting the % of the bit by bit mirror imaging.
Selective Capture enables the user to browse the source drive and select partitions, folders, and files to copy. It is supported by partitions that are mountable under Linux (NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFS, and EXT2-4).
VHD Copy enables the user to copy VHD files from a source drive that contains multiple VHD files.
Copy to Folder: Copy the entire drive and save it into one Folder.
Quick Copy/Advanced Smart Copy mode: This is where the cloning and the deploying process is done with a copy of the file system.

-It supports source drives with FAT/NTFS/HFS+/EXT-2-3-4 file systems.
-Automatically scans for all the partitions on the source drive.
-Option to scale all partitions, or scale only selective partitions, by user’s selection and choice.
-Option not to scale partitions.
Scale down: If the size of the DATA on the source drive (not the size of the source drive!) will fit the target drive, then the quick copy will be completed. If the data on the source drive does not occupy the whole drive, the user can copy it to a smaller drive (for example, if the data occupied only 200GB on 1TB source drive, then the target drive can be 200GB, and cloning from 1TB to 200GB will work).
Example of a NTFS True scaling down: Run a bench test with a 160GB source drive. This contains two NTFS partitions: 1) 100MB boot partition 2) remaining is Windows partition. The target drive’s size was 120GB and the data load size was 16.4GB. The data was fragmented and the previous s/w revision could not succeed in copying it into an 80GB sized target drive. The new s/w version allows the target drive to shrink from a size of 120GB down to 23.5GB!
-Scale down is not applicable for EXT2-4 nor HFS+.

Automatically formats and partitions the target drives: On-the-fly, while the duplication runs.
Verification of the copied data:

-Built-in data transfer verification mode applies for all modes of copy.
For 100% bit by bit copy: The user can select to add an optional HASH calculation value during the data transfer (MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2) as authentication and verification of the copied data. SHA-1 is the fastest mode and it almost adds not delays the total copy time. For extra precaution, the user can also enable the option to “HASH target drives and compare” which will run an additional read-pass over the target drives at the end of the copy, calculate a HASH value by reading the data from the target drives, and compare the HASH values to the one that was generated from the source drive. That extra step adds some extra time; for example, running 100% bit by bit copy from 1TB source drive to 15 of 1TB target drives can take around 2h. “HASH the target drives and compare” can add another hour to the total time.

 

Erase and Format Operation:
Drive Erase Protocols: DoD 5220-22M, DoD Lite (Total of 4 passes), Security Erase, Enhanced Security Erase, Sanitize (SAS SSD), NVMe-format (NVMe SSD), or User-Defined Final Data Filing Pattern and the number of erase iterations (all erase protocols are NIST 800-88 compliance).
Drive Formats: NTFS, FAT, exFAT, HFS+, and EXT4.

 

Drive Diagnostics Operation:
Drive Diagnostics tests and S.M.A.R.T. drive tests: If the user intends to erase a drive for re-use purposes it is recommended to run some “Health test” on the drive prior to the erase process. There are 4 available types of tests:

Read-Verify– supported by all storage protocols.
Short Test (2-5 minutes)– scans random areas on the drive.
Extended Full Test (Can take hours)– scans the entire drive.
Conveyance Test– identifies damage incurred during the transporting of the drive to evaluate the “health” condition of the drive prior to the erase operation (S.M.A.R.T. is only supported by SATA/SAS/SCSI storage protocols).

Logs and Erase Certification: The application generates extensive erase log files and erase certifications (option to save to NIST 800-88 format) that are easy to export to USB flash drives. The user can add his company logo to the erase certification and also add additional info on the erase runs that will append to the certification.

 

Parallel Operations:

Versatility with Multiple Cloning Sessions:
Every drive cloning session must include one source drive and at least one target drive (The application supports cloning from one source to multiple targets). Also, numerous cloning sessions can run at the same time (simultaneously and in parallel). To run multiple cloning, the user needs to configure (reassign its role) some of the target ports to be source ports.

For example, The SuperCopier desktop 8 SAS/SATA ports unit is configured with first port as Source + Target 1-7 ports, so one possible cloning session: Source 1 ->Target 1+Target 2, Source 3->Target 4 (Where, in this case, the user reassigned Target 3 port to be Source 3).

Another possible cloning session is to run four simultaneous cloning sessions of 1:1 can be achieved: Source 1 ->Target 1, Source 2->Target 3, Source 4->Target 5, Source 6->Target 7 (Where in this case, the user reassigned Target 2, to be Source 2, Target 4 to Source 4, Target 6 to be Source 6). and many more possibilities.

In addition, the user can select to run another type of operation in parallel to the cloning session, like HASH, diagnostics, Erase….


Drive Detection Application Screen:

All drives and storage devices connected to the unit will be scanned and displayed on one screen called “The Detection Screen”. The user can tap on each drive model to get the drive’s detailed info, perform a specific operation on that drive, like resizing it. Also, the user can select the drive into the desired operation they are planning to use.


Continuous Mode:

The user can run continuous operations with multiple sessions. Each storage device attached to the unit can be selected to run in an independent session. Each session does run independently of the other and can run simultaneously to maximize the use of the machine. When a session is completed/aborted regardless of the status of the other running sessions, the user can replace those storage devices with another one and start a new session – That is a continuous operation.

 

Multiple Sessions Application Screen:
All running sessions are displayed in one “Application Screen”. The “Application Screen” shows the name of the session, the operation of the session, the error or abortion flag, the progress completion bar, and the successful completion flag. The user can abort a session, tap on a session to monitor its real-time running progress, and get the specific detailed setting for that run. It is a straightforward way to view, navigate, and control the sessions.

For Erase Operation: The total erase time depends on the drive makes/model and size, and it does not matter how many drives are connected to the unit since the CPU is very powerful with many cores and the application utilized those cores smartly!

For Cloning Operation: Quick Copy is slower than mirror imaging since it takes the application to calculate and create the file system, but overall it is much faster since it does not need to clone empty spaces.

 

Expansion Capabilities and Main Hardware Options (depends on availability of the PCIE slots):

Expansion Slots: Optional expansion slots (3 PCIE 3.0) that can be configured at the time of purchasing the main unit to support many different kinds of storage devices; such as SCSI, FC, and 1394. The Supports is limited to the total number of available Expansion slots.

USB3.0 to SATA Adapters and Kits Option: Today USB3.0 technology is extremely fast and can run read data from SSD drives up to 20GB/min. With the use of the USB3.0 to SATA 4 channel Kit, the user can convert 4 USB3.0 ports to 4 SATA ports on any of MediaClone’s units. The optional Kit is supplied with one external PS and it includes all the cabling to power and connect the 4 USB3.0 ports to SATA adapters. The tested performance of the unit, when running 4 adapters in parallel, was measured at a very high speed and with very little speed degradation.

SCSI Expansion and Configuration Option: The user can select to configure the unit, at the time of purchasing, with SCSI controller cards. The kits include a SCSI LVDS 3 channel cable (68pin connectors), SCSI terminator, VHDCI to SCSI adapter, and SCA80 and HD50 SCSI adapters to support old SCSI drives and external PS. The PCIE 3.0 expansion slots provide a very high bandwidth, and the application can achieve very high-speed, meeting SCSI drives’ transfer rates.

1394 Expansion Configuration Option: The unit can be configured with a 1394 PCIE controller to support 1394 devices (1394 devices can easily be daisy chained).

Built in the US: The units are built and tested in the US.

Warranty: One-year free warranty on the main unit (does not include warranty on accessories, adapters, and cables).

 

Ports:

Native SAS: 8 Ports

Native SATA: 11 Ports (with use of the unit’s e-SATA port).

USB3.1: 10 Ports (2 Gen-2 USB3.1 ports with double the speed, one Type-C USB3.1 port, and one Type-A USB3.1 port).

USB2.0: 1 Port

HDMI and DP port for external monitor.

Top and Front Panel: 8 SAS/SATA, 1 e-SATA, and 4 USB3.1 ports.

Back Panel: HDMI, DP, USB3.1 Type C Gen2, USB3.1 Type A Gen2, 4 USB3.1 Gen1, RJ45 for 1Gigabit Ethernet, and 2 e-SATA ports.

 

Power Characteristics:

– A built-in, universal, auto switching 750W UL/CE/PSE 110/220V power supply with an input voltage of 100-240V/50-60HZ.

 

Operating Environment:

Temperature: 5°C – 55°C (40°F-130°F).

Relative Humidity: 20-60% non-condensing.

 

Mechanical Characteristics:

Base unit’s dimensions: 16.0” x 15.0” x 4.0” inch. (400 x 380 x 100 mm). A user will have to attach the display pad to the main unit.
8-channel open tray dimensions: 11”x 6”x 2” inch.
Shipping Dimensions:

Box dimensions: 20” x 20” x 15” inch.
Shipping box weight: 28.5 lbs.

 

Included Items:

– 8 SAS/SATA 29 Pins, male to female power and data combo cables, with secure locking connection.

 

Extended Information

 

Download How to Connect IDE to SATA Adapter and 2.5” Adapter into the Unit’s SAS/SATA Ports Guide

 

Optional Items:

  • USB memory card reader
  • USB3.0 to e-SATA Adapter
  • IDE to SATA Adapter KIT (It is not included with the main unit)
  • Micro-SATA Adapter
  • Mini-SATA Adapter
  • M.2 NGFF to SATA Adapter
  • M.2 NGFF to USB3.0 Adapter (SATA or PCIE base)

Expansion Options:

  • SCSI 3 drives KIT
  • SCSI 6 drive KIT
  • Fiber Channel 2 drive KIT
  • Express Card Reader Option
  • 1394 Option: 1394B (2 ports) and 1394A (one port)
  • NVMe port option supports U.2 SFF-8639 and M.2
  • USB3.0 to NVMe Adapter to support NVMe storage cards (PCIE)
  • Panasonic CF-19, CF-30, CF-74, CF-52 Drive Caddie Adapter
  • USB3.0 to SATA 4 Channel Kit convert 4 USB3.0 ports to 4 SATA ports at high speed (Up to 20GB/min). The kit includes 4 USB3.0 to SATA hard drive adapters and 1 PS to power 4 hard disk drives: