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Aleratec
1:27 USB Copy Tower SA™
Part No. 330106
Welcome!
Congratulations on your purchase of an Aleratec 1:27 USB Copy
Tower SA, considered by industry experts to be one of the finest USB
Duplicators available.
The entire Aleratec team is committed to providing you with courteous
service. Our knowledgeable staff will strive to make owning and
operating your new Aleratec 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA a pleasant
experience.
For more detailed information on configuring the 1:27 USB Copy Tower
SA and applying it’s various capabilities, please refer to the User Guide
on the CD included.
This Quick Start Guide will lead you step-by step through the basic
operation procedures of your 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA.
We at Aleratec appreciate your selection of our product, and wish you
great success and enjoyment of your new 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA.
Included Items
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1:27 USB Copy Tower SA
Power Cord
User Guide CD
Quick Start Guide (this document)
Aleratec Registration Card
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Product Features
Thank you for purchasing the 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA. Please read
this User Guide thoroughly before using this product. The 1:27 USB
Copy Tower SA is a USB Duplicator.
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Stand Alone, no computer required.
Copy, Compare, or Erase up to 27 drives simultaneously.
Backlighted LCD Display shows function selected and job progress.
Compatible with popular drive capacities and formats.
Fast Synchronous and Asynchronous copying.
Key Items on the
1:27 USB Copy Tower SA
Controller and
Display Panel
Source
USB Port
Target USB
Ports (27)
Power Switch
Warning: This product has
a manually switchable power
supply. Make sure that the
power supply is set to the
proper voltage for your region.
Note: Choose a Good Location
1. Allow adequate clearance for moving parts.
2. Do not place near heat sources such as radiators or air ducts, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration
or shock.
3. Good care will help assure maximum product life. Improper operating
environment and misuse may void the warranty.
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Introduction
1:27 USB Copy Tower SA Display Panel and Buttons
(Actual display may vary from illustration)
USB Duplicator
1. Copy
4
2
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1
OK
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ESC
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3
1.
LCD display shows all functions and messages
2.
OK button is used to execute a selected function
3.
ESC button is used to cancel a selected function, or exit a menu
4.
UP arrow is used to scroll backward through functions or menus
5.
DOWN arrow is used to scroll forward through functions or menus
Note: When the unit is powered on, the 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA will
preform a self-test sequence.
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Precautions
Before installing you 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA, please read the following.
Installation
Avoid placing the 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA in a location subject to:
•• High humidity
•• High temperature
•• Excessive dust
•• Mechanical vibration
•• Direct sunlight
•• Electromagnetic radiation
Transportation
Keep the original packing materials for future moving or shipping of the 1:27
USB Copy Tower SA.
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Overview
Main Menu
This section provides a listing of the functions of the 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA.
Detailed descriptions of each function are given in the next section. The functions
are numbered for easy reference; these numbers are also used in the next section.

OK
1. Copy

ESC
USB Duplicator

OK
2. Compare
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ESC
USB Duplicator
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OK
3. Copy+Compare
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ESC
USB Duplicator
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OK
4. Capacity Check
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ESC
USB Duplicator
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OK
5. Information
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ESC
USB Duplicator
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OK
6. Utility
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ESC
USB Duplicator
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4
USB Duplicator
OK
7. Setup
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ESC
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Overview
Subfunctions of Main Menu Items 5, 6, and 7
The main menu “Information” function has 2 subfunctions. These are:
USB Duplicator
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OK
5. Information
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ESC
5.1 USB Info
5.2 System Info
The main menu “Utility” function has 6 subfunctions. These are:
6.1 Format FAT 16/32
6.2 Measure Speed
USB Duplicator
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OK
6. Utility
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ESC
6.3 Media Check
6.4 Quick Erase USB
6.5 Full Erase USB
6.6 System Update
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Overview
Subfunctions of Main Menu Items 5, 6, and 7 - continued
The main menu “Setup” function has 8 subfunctions. These are:
7.1 Start-up Menu
7.2 Copy Area
7.3 Button Beep
USB Duplicator
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OK
7. Setup
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ESC
7.4 Asyn Hold Time
7.5 Ignore Size
7.6Asynchronous
Enable/Disable
7.7 Language
7.8Working Mode
Normal/Turbo
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Using the USB Duplicator
Synchronous and Asynchronous
The 1:27 USB Copy Tower SA supports two copying methods:
•• Synchronous Copying
•• Asynchronous
Synchronous Copying
Synchronous Copying means that all flash drives begin copying together.
Synchronous Copying is used when the source data is larger than the system buffer
(120MB).
You can check the size of the data source drive by inserting the source drive into the
USB Duplicator and using the arrow keys to first select “Information”, then select
“USB Info”.
Plug in one source and up to 27 target USB flash drives. The display will read out the
number of USB flash drives that are ready for copying and the content size. When you
have finished loading the target drives use the arrow keys to select “Copy” and then
select OK.
Asynchronous Copying
Asynchronous Copying is used when the data files are the same as or less than the
systems buffer memory (120MB). If the source data content is less than the systems
buffer memory you can copy flash drives continuously by taking out the drive which has
finished copying, and replacing it with another blank. Asynchronous Copying will start
immediately after loading the first target drive.
When this process is used the source data is read into systems buffer first. You can
check the size of the data source USB flash drive by inserting it into the USB Duplicator
and using the arrow keys to first select “Information”, then select “USB Info”.
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Using the USB Duplicator
Main Menu
Functions are selected with the arrow keys. The numbers correspond to the Function
listing in the previous section.
1. Copy
This function makes USB flash copies. The duplicator auto detects and supports
Synchronous, and Asynchronous methods of Copy.
Synchronous Copying
In Synchronous Copying all USB flash drives are copied simultaneously.
Synchronous Copying is used when the source data is larger than the system buffer
(120MB).
USB Duplicator
OK
1. Copy
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ESC
Press the OK button on the display panel. The LCD will display the following
status:
USB(963M)
450M
0 ready
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2.
Load the source flash drive into the USB Duplicator. Use the UP or DOWN
arrow to scroll through the menu until Copy is displayed on the LCD screen.
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1.
OK
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ESC
Note: The number beside “USB” is the capacity of the USB flash
drive in megabytes. The number to the right is the size occupied by
files or images.
Load the blank target flash drives into the USB Duplicator. The LCD will
display the number of blank media loaded and ready for copying.
USB(963M)
3 ready
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450M
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3.
OK
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ESC
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Using the USB Duplicator
4.
Finish loading the blank target flash drives, then press the OK button on the
display panel.
5.
The LCD will display the status of the copying process.
Total MBytes
on source
15%
0:32
Percent Complete
OK
68M
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ESC
Time elapsed
MBytes copied
When Copy is complete LCD will display the following status:
Total: 27/0
Pass 27
Fail 0
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6.
450M
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Copy
OK
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ESC
If the Copy fails, the LCD will display the number of flash drives that failed
and passed.
Note: When copying is in process the Green LED on the front panel is blinking. Do not
take out the drive while it is copying. When copying is finished the Green LED stays on
(no blinking). If an error occurs during the copy process a Red LED will display.
When Target and Sources’s capacity have a significant difference (e.g. 1GB Source
being copied to a 4GB Target), it may cause an error to the Target’s capacity and format.
To avoid this error, it is strongly recommended that the Target and Source be close in
their respective capacities.
Asynchronous Copying
Asynchronous Copy is used only when the source content is the same as or less than the
system buffer (120MB). With the source content read into the systems buffer you can
copy flash drives continuously by taking out the drive which has finished copying, and
replacing it with another blank. This process is repeated until the copying job is complete.
Load the source flash drive into the USB Duplicator. Use the UP or DOWN
arrow to scroll through the menu until Copy is displayed on the LCD screen.
USB Duplicator
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1.
OK
1. Copy

ESC
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Using the USB Duplicator
Asynchronous Copying - continued
Press the OK button on the display panel. The USB Duplicator will start to read
the source content into the system’s buffer and immediately start copying to
any loaded target USB flash drives.
USB(953M)
93M
Reading...
OK

ESC
Load the blank target flash drives into the USB Duplicator. The LCD will
display the number of blank media loaded and copying.
Pass: 0
Fail: 0
Working
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3.
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2.
OK
3
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ESC
Note: When copying is in process the Green LED on the front panel is
blinking. Do not take out the drive while it is copying. When copying
is finished the Green LED stays on (no blinking). If an error occurs
during the copy process a Red LED will display.
As finished drives are removed, and new blanks inserted, the display will show
the number of copies completed and the number of USB flash drives still in the
copying process. If the Copy fails, the LCD will display the number of flash
drives that failed and passed.
Pass: 5
Fail: 0
Working
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4.
OK
2
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ESC
Note: During Asynchronous Copying you can use the UP and DOWN
arrow keys to check each flash drives copying status.
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Technical Support Addresses and
Phone Numbers
►► By e-mail: support@aleratec.com
►► By Telephone: 1-818-678-0484 – Skype: support.aleratec.com
Technical Support Group can be reached 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific
Time, Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. holidays.
Please try to call from a phone near your computer system.
►► Access is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, via:
The World Wide Web at: www.aleratec.com
FAX at: 1-818-678-0483
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Document Number: 9299061_ENG_Rev. B
Specifications subject to change without notice. Copyright © 2013
Aleratec, Inc.
9851 Owensmouth Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311 U.S.A.
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