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SuperSpeed USB Duplicator Introduced by Nexcopy

USB hard drives have become increasingly popular over the years due to their versatility, portability, and affordability. They offer users a convenient way to expand storage capacity, back up data, and transport files between devices.

USB duplicator, 3.0 speed

If it is needed to duplicate a set of USB hard drives, how would you do it?

The USB Duplicator from Nexcopy will solve those data loading problems. Using high speed 3.0 technology the USB160PC can data load 1GB of data to all targets in under one minute. This means a 100GB data load will take just over 1.5 hours. If that doesn’t sound fast enough, then you’ve got to better understand how USB works.

USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and the key word there is serial. This means USB does not work in parallel where multiple things happen at the same time, but rather serial. With that in mind, taking this 16 target system into consideration, the duplicator is actually copying 1.6TB of data in about 1.5 hours. Said another way, USB must stream 100GB of data to each socket. So the amount of data is 100GB x 16 sockets or 1.6TB of data. Now doesn’t that sound a bit faster!

Why consider a USB duplicator for USB hard drive duplication?

Portability: USB hard drives are compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around. This portability is particularly appealing to users who need to access their data on the go or share files between multiple devices.

Plug-and-Play Convenience: USB hard drives typically utilize the plug-and-play functionality, allowing them to be easily connected to computers and other devices without the need for additional power sources or complex setup procedures. This convenience makes them accessible to users of all technical skill levels.

Storage Capacity: USB hard drives are available in a wide range of storage capacities, from a few gigabytes to several terabytes. This flexibility allows users to choose a drive size that meets their specific storage needs, whether it’s for basic file storage or large media libraries.

Compatibility: USB is a widely supported standard across various devices, including computers, laptops, gaming consoles, media players, and smart TVs. As such, USB hard drives can be used with a diverse range of devices, regardless of their operating system or manufacturer.

The USB160PC is the first SuperSpeed USB duplicator we’ve seen in the market.   Nexcopy is reporting that 1GB of data can be copied to all targets in under 1 minute. Just imagine how much time that will save for the promotional guys or the corporate IT guys who need to deploy loads of data on USB.

Over the past several years, the price of USB 3.0 flash drives has experienced a notable decline due to various factors, including advancements in technology, increased competition among manufacturers, and economies of scale.

As technology has advanced, manufacturing processes have become more efficient, leading to lower production costs for USB 3.0 flash drives. Manufacturers have been able to produce flash drives with higher capacities and faster speeds at reduced costs, contributing to overall price drops.

With the proliferation of digital data and the increasing need for portable storage solutions, USB flash drives have become a staple accessory for many consumers. As a result, manufacturers have focused on optimizing production processes and streamlining supply chains to meet growing demand while keeping prices competitive.

Given the proliferation of USB media in the market today it has become more important to have equipment to manage those devices. The Nexcopy company is focused on solid state memory solutions and the USB160PC is one USB duplicator which will save time and money for any corporation or business.

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Nexcopy Announces New microSD Card Duplicator

Today Nexcopy announces an all new microSD card duplicator product line.   We reported on the Nexcopy SD duplicator from several months ago, but that version used SD adapter cards.

The new microSD duplicator is specifically designed to handle the microSD form factor.   There are no adapter cards required.   This alone will increase production by [Nexcopy estimates] 30% because the user no longer has to insert microSD media into SD adapters, then into the duplicator.

microSD Card Duplicator

The microSD Card Duplicator comes with Nexcopy’s Drive Manager software suite which offers the largest array of copy functions.

Copy Functions for microSD Card Duplicator from Nexcopy

  • File Copy
  • Copy Add
  • IMG Copy
  • Unique Data Streaming
  • Device Copy (short)
  • Device Copy (Full)

File Copy

Point the Drive Manager software at a folder located on the host PC and file copy all the content from the source directory to all connected microSD cards

Copy Add

Using Drive Manager software add files and folders to microSD cards which already have data. This can be done to any card with a file system Windows can read, such as FAT, FAT32, exFAT and NTFS

IMG Copy

Copy from a source binary image file (.img) and make exact digital copies from a single image file located on the host computer hard drive. The Drive Manager software comes with image creation software to make perfect digital binary copies of any physical master the user might have.

Unique Data Streaming

With a bit of custom code, stream content from a source location to each individual card. The data stream feature will allow the user to copy both static and dynamic content to each card. This is a great solution for data publishing.

Device Copy (short)

Drive Manager offers a binary device copy from a physical master. Using the short copy mode, the Drive Manager software will only copy data clusters found on the master card. So for example, a 16GB card has only 2.5GBs of data, the short copy mode will only copy the 2.5GBs of data. This short binary copy mode only works with file systems Windows can read, such as FAT, FAT32, exFAT and NTFS.

Device Copy (full)

Drive Manager can also copy any master device, even if the file system is proprietary. The full device copy mode will perform a binary copy from the very beginning of the card, the boot code, all the way to the last sector on the card.

The microSD card duplicator is available in three sizes of 20 port, 40 port and 60 port target systems.   The starting price is $1,299 and available now for immediate delivery.

UPDATE

Nexcopy offers a new microSD card duplicator based on USB 3.0 technology with copy speeds significantly faster than the microSD200PC mentioned here. The microSD160PC is a 16 target copy system with the same advanced Drive Manager software.

UPDATE II

Drive Manager software can write CID (card identification number) into read-only memory (ROM). Specific media is required; but if writing CID value is required, this is the only commercially available product to do so.

microSD Card Background and Use:

The microSD flash memory card, also known simply as microSD, has a relatively short but impactful history, marked by rapid technological advancements and widespread adoption.

Introduction: The microSD card was first introduced in 2005 by the SD Association, a non-profit organization that sets standards for SD memory cards. It was developed as a smaller variant of the standard SD (Secure Digital) card, with dimensions of 11 mm × 15 mm × 1 mm, making it ideal for use in compact electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, and portable media players.

Evolution of Capacities: Initially, microSD cards were available with relatively small storage capacities, typically ranging from a few megabytes to a few gigabytes. However, over time, advancements in flash memory technology enabled manufacturers to produce microSD cards with much larger capacities, reaching up to several terabytes (TB) in recent years.

Technological Advancements: MicroSD cards have undergone significant technological advancements since their introduction. This includes improvements in data transfer speeds, with the introduction of faster bus interfaces such as UHS-I, UHS-II, and UHS-III, allowing for faster read and write speeds to meet the demands of high-definition video recording, gaming, and other data-intensive applications.

Application Expansion: As the capacity and performance of microSD cards improved, their applications expanded beyond traditional mobile devices to include a wide range of consumer electronics, automotive systems, IoT (Internet of Things) devices, and industrial applications. MicroSD cards are now commonly used for storing music, photos, videos, maps, applications, firmware updates, and other digital content.

Adoption in Mobile Devices: MicroSD cards quickly became a standard feature in many mobile phones and smartphones, offering users a convenient way to expand the device’s storage capacity for storing media files, apps, and other data. Some devices even support the use of microSD cards as internal storage, allowing for seamless integration with the device’s onboard storage.

Security Features: With the increasing use of microSD cards for storing sensitive data, manufacturers have introduced various security features to protect against data loss, theft, and unauthorized access. This includes features such as built-in encryption, password protection, and secure erase functions.

Continued Innovation: The microSD card continues to evolve with ongoing innovation in flash memory technology. Manufacturers are constantly working to increase storage capacities, improve data transfer speeds, enhance durability, and reduce power consumption to meet the evolving needs of consumers and industries.

Source:   Nexcopy News Room.

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45 Target CF Duplicator From Nexcopy – CF450PC

Nexcopy Corporation released a new line of flash memory duplication systems, the CF Duplicator 150PC, 300PC and 450PC.   These PC based systems are ideal for doing bulk data loading to Compact Flash cards.

CF Duplicator

Nexcopy has some unique features to make any data loading job a breeze.   For example, you can put unique files to each CF card through their Unique Data Copy function.   Or a user can easily copy bootable Compact Flash cards by using the bit for bit Short Image copy function.   The Short Image copy function means only the data clusters used on the CF card will be copied to the target devices…rather than the entire thing.

However, Nexcopy also provides a Full Image copy function if that is required.   I’m thinking this would be good for Ext2 or Ext3 Linux formats where there are potential files that could be in any sector of the CF media.

Nexcopy Inc.   CF Duplicator line starts out with the CF150PC at $1,200 with an upgrade path to the 30 port and 45 port systems.   So the CF Duplicator is modular in design.

Nexcopy also mentions a user can mix and match duplicator boxes, so you could now copy to SD media, CF media and USB sticks all through one software interface, and at the same time!   Not bad.

CF Duplicator Copy Modes

The Drive Manager software offers six copy modes to accomidate any need a user may have. The six copy modes are:

  • File Copy
  • File Copy Add
  • Image File Copy (.img)
  • Unique Data Streaming to each card
  • Device Copy – short
  • Device Copy – full

You can learn more by visiting the product page: CF Duplicator by Nexcopy.
https://www.nexcopy.com/cf-duplicator/

CompactFlash (CF) cards are primarily used for storing digital data in a wide range of devices, especially those that require high-capacity and high-performance storage solutions. While their popularity has somewhat waned with the emergence of other storage formats like SD cards and SSDs, CF cards are still utilized in various applications, including:

Digital Cameras: CF cards have long been favored by professional photographers and enthusiasts for use in digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and high-end digital cameras. Their large storage capacities and fast read/write speeds make them well-suited for capturing high-resolution images and recording high-definition video.

Video Cameras and Camcorders: CF cards are commonly used in professional video cameras and camcorders for recording high-quality video footage. Their fast data transfer rates and reliability make them ideal for capturing high-definition video in demanding production environments.

Embedded Systems and Industrial Applications: CF cards are frequently used in embedded systems, industrial computers, and electronic devices that require rugged and reliable storage solutions. Their durability, high storage capacities, and resistance to shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures make them suitable for use in harsh operating environments.

Data Storage and Transfer: CF cards are also used for general-purpose data storage and transfer in various devices, including computers, laptops, digital audio recorders, and handheld devices. They can be used to store documents, music, videos, software, and other digital files.

Gaming Consoles and Arcade Machines: CF cards have been used in some gaming consoles, arcade machines, and gaming peripherals for storing game data, firmware updates, and other content. While not as common as other storage formats like SD cards or internal storage, CF cards have found niche applications in certain gaming systems.

Medical Devices and Equipment: CF cards are sometimes used in medical devices and equipment, such as medical imaging devices, patient monitoring systems, and diagnostic equipment. Their reliability, compatibility, and storage capacity make them suitable for storing medical data and images.

Data Recovery and Forensics: CF cards are sometimes used in data recovery and forensic applications, where they may be used to recover data from damaged or corrupted storage media, analyze digital evidence, or perform forensic investigations.

Source: GetUSB.info.

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Nexcopy Uses Movie Trailer Theme to Make Product Announcement

So here is an interesting twist to how a company can introduce a product.  Nexcopy used the common theme of a Movie Trailer to position their new 40 and 60 port USB Duplicators.  The quality of the video is excellent and the short 1 minute video gives you just enough information to peak your interest, yet not bore you to death. LinkedTube We’ve mentioned Nexcopy Inc. before with their flag ship 20 port USB duplicator, then SD Duplicators and USB Copy Protection solutions. Continue Reading 1 Comment

USB Duplicator is 20 Target Time Saver

We’ve heard of a USB port replicator which is a fancy word for dock station, but now we have USB Duplicator from Nexcopy. The USB duplicator is the largest PC based copier on the market which quickly and easily copies data to flash drives. The average user wouldn’t need this, but this product would be a great fit for many corporations today. Since USB flash memory is such a popular medium for data distribution the USB duplicator seems like a good investment that would save an IT guy a bunch of time.

USB DUPLICATOR

The Nexcopy USB Duplicator has several different functions like file copy, which copies files and folders from a PC onto the flash drive with the same file structure. Another feature is USB device copy. This is a low-level USB duplicator with a bit-for-bit copy function. The USB200PC also comes with a Copy Job function so you can set a string of activity…like Format, Copy, Verify and Volume Name.

The USB Duplicator is powered by Windows PC software written and owned by Nexcopy called the Drive Manager software. This software suite does a variety of things besides the duplication feature, such as data extraction (reading files OFF the USB flash drive, unique data streaming to put unique content to each flash drive, format, erase and also make image files of your masters.

Software features for Nexcopy’s USB Duplicator system

  • File Copy
  • Copy Add
  • Data Stream
  • Device Copy – short
  • Device Copy – full
  • Image Copy (.img file)

File Copy

Point the Drive Manager software to any folder on the host computer and everything will be copied over. This is very similar to the “drag and drop” function in Microsoft Windows. Please note the Drive Manager software runs on Windows.

Copy Add

With any targets as FAT, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS the Drive Manager software can add files to USB sticks which already have data on the device. This is a great feature for large data sets on USB sticks and only a small bit of new content is wanting to be copied to the targets.

Data Stream

Use this feature to steam unique data to each flash drive. This is ideal for publishers and medical companies who required bulk data loading, but where each USB stick needs a different set of information. The unique data streaming feature can copy both static and dynamic content to each flash drive.

Device Copy – short

Drive Manager uses a binary bit by bit copy function from a physical master to all targets connected. This includes the MBR (Master Boot Record) along with partition table (size of media) and content. The “short” copy function will only copy data clusters detected on the master. For example, if a 64GB flash drive has only 5GBS of data, the “short” Device Copy function will copy only the 5GBs of data, not all 64GB of space.

Device Copy – full

Using the same bit by bit copy code as the “short” Device Copy function, the full Device Copy function will copy all of the master to the targets. This is typically only required when the master is a file system which Windows cannot read (such as Linux ext3 or ext4) or a proprietary file system.

Image Copy (.img file)

Use a digital master file to duplicate content to USB flash drives. By using an IMAGE FILE you get the same binary bit by bit copy function, but without having to use a physical master as the source.

The Nexcopy duplicator has a list price of $1,299 which makes it the most economical solution for the number of targets it provides; 20.

Source: GetUSB.info.

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