USER GUIDE
Aleratec
1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser™
Hard Drive Duplicator and Sanitizer
Part No. 350109 / 350109EU
Copyright/Model Identification
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change without notice.
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and the software described within may not be copied, except in the normal use of the
product(s) described within or to make a backup copy.
Copyright© 2013
Aleratec, Inc.
9851 Owensmouth Avenue
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Aleratec® is a registered trademark and 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser™ is a trademark of
Aleratec, Inc.
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Radio/TV Interference Statement
The equipment described in this guide emits radio frequency energy. If it is
not installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, it may cause
interference with radio or television reception.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, this equipment may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be verified
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an electrical outlet on a circuit that is different from
the circuit to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for a Class B computing
device, pursuant to FCC Rules. In order to maintain compliance with FCC
regulations, shielded cables must be used with this equipment. Operation with nonapproved equipment or unshielded cables is likely to result in interference to radio
and TV reception. The user is cautioned that changes and/or modifications made to
this equipment, without the approval of manufacturer, could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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Safety Regulations
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to authorized personnel only.
Make sure that the manually switchable power
supply is set to the proper voltage for your region.
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Table of Contents
Introduction....................................................................................................1
Product Features....................................................................................................1
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Key Items..............................................................................................................2
1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser Front Panel....................................................................3
1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser Copy Controller Display Panel and Buttons.................4
Precautions....................................................................................................5
Installation.............................................................................................................5
Choose a Good Location.......................................................................................5
Operation...............................................................................................................5
Transportation.......................................................................................................5
Overview........................................................................................................6
Power Up Sequence..............................................................................................6
Main Menu............................................................................................................7
Subfunctions.........................................................................................................8
Using the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser ............................................................10
Loading the Hard Drives.....................................................................................10
Removing Hard Drives.......................................................................................11
Main Menu..........................................................................................................12
Copy HDD..................................................................................................12
Async Copy.................................................................................................14
Compare HDD............................................................................................15
Async Compare...........................................................................................16
PreScan Source...........................................................................................17
ReScan Bus.................................................................................................18
Source HDD Size........................................................................................19
Secure Erase................................................................................................20
Overwrite....................................................................................................22
Setup...........................................................................................................24
Advanced Setup..........................................................................................36
Specifications..............................................................................................46
Troubleshooting..........................................................................................46
Technical Support.......................................................................................47
Service and Support...................................................................................48
Technical Support FAX Back Form...........................................................51
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser. Please read this User Guide
thoroughly before using this product.
Product Features
The 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser is a Hard Disk Drive Duplicator and Hard Disk Drive
Sanitizer.
• Sanitizes/Wipes up to 12 drives clean with the choice of three Overwrite
patterns:
▪▪ One Pass
▪▪ Three Pass with Verify
▪▪ Seven Pass per DoD 5220.22M
• Secure Erase
• Duplicates/Makes up to 11 HDD copies at once
• Quick load drive bays
• Supports 3.5” SATA HDDs
Optional 2.5” SATA HDD Adapter available (Aleratec Part Number 350106)
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Introduction
Key Items
Display Panel
(see page 4)
Controller
Source
Drive Bay
(1)
Target
Drive Bays
(11)
Drive Bay
Handle/Tab
Power Switch
2
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1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser Front Panel
1
3
2
1 Drive Bays
Drive bays with quick loading doors.
2 Drive Bay Door
The drive bay handle/tab is used to open the individual drive bays.
3 Drive LEDs
Each HDD bay has a green power light (
HDD properly inserted n the drive bay.
) that will be on when there is an
Each HDD bay has an orange drive activity light (
) that will light when the
HDD is being used. Do not remove a drive when this light is on, otherwise you
may loose your data.
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1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser Copy Controller Display Panel and
Buttons
(Actual display may vary from illustration)
HDD 1-11
Cruiser
ver:
3
2

1
ENT
ESC

4
5
1.
LCD display shows all functions and messages
2.
ENT button is used to execute a selected function, or enter a menu
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
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Precautions
Before installing your 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser, please read the following.
Installation
Avoid placing the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser in a location subject to:
• High humidity
• High temperature
• Excessive dust
• Mechanical vibration
• Direct sunlight
• Electromagnetic radiation
Power
This product has a manually switchable power supply. Make sure that the power
supply is set to the proper voltage for your region.
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.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the outlet if the product is not used for an
extended period of time.
4.
Proper care will help assure maximum product life. Improper operating
environment and misuse may void the warranty.
Operation
Do not move the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser during operation. This may cause a
malfunction or other undesirable results.
Avoid exposing the unit to sudden changes in temperature as condensation may form
inside the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser. Should the surrounding temperature suddenly
rise while the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser is on, wait at least one hour before turning
off the power. Operating the duplicator immediately after a sudden increase in
temperature may result in a malfunction.
Transportation
Keep the original packing materials for future moving or shipping of the 1:11 HDD
Copy Cruiser.
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Power Up Sequence
During the normal power-up sequence of the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser, the following
information will be displayed.
• Figure 1 shows the firmware version

HDD Cruiser
2061F
ver:A.23P
ENT
ESC

• Figure 2 shows the memory initialization

Initialize SDRAM
ENT
ESC

• Figure 3 shows the scanning of the drives

Detect Drives
Please wait...
ENT
ESC

• Figure 4 shows the number of drives loaded.

Detect Drives
Found 0 Devices
ENT
ESC

• Figure 5 shows the first function.

1. Copy HDD
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
There are eleven main menu items that can be seen in the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser
Copy Controller Display Panel. These are:
1.
1. Copy HDD
2.
2. Async Copy
3.
3. Compare HDD
4.
4. Async Compare
5.
5. PreScan Source
6.
6. ReScan Bus
7.
7. Source size
8.
8. Secure Erase
9.
9. Overwrite
10.
10. Setup
11.
11. Adv Setup
Note: The Advanced Setup function is a hidden menu. To access this menu,
press ESC for 3 seconds. After you have completed any desired adjustments,
press ESC to exit Advanced Setup.
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Subfunctions
The “Setup” menu has 13 subfunctions. These are:
Language
Copy Size
Startup Menu
Auto Compare
Button Sound
10. Setup
Device Info

ESC
ENT

System Info
Fast Copy
Auto Start Drive
(Not Supported)
Auto Start Timer
(Not Supported)
Tolerance Size
Boot Time Delay
Quick Compare
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The “Advanced Setup” menu has nine subfunctions. These are:
Read Error Skip
Update Firmware
Compare Firmware
Quick Erase HDD
11. Adv Setup

ESC
ENT
Full Erase

H/W Diagnostic
Load Default
Copy HPA
Burn In
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Loading the Hard Drives
1.
Open the drive tray doors by lifting the tab on the left side of each drive bay
you wish to use.
2.
Take the Hard Disc Drive (HDD) and align the drive’s SATA plug to the lower
right hand side of the drive bay.
3.
Slide the HDD into the drive bay until it stops. The drive will still be about 1
inch outside of the bay. When the door is closed it will push and plug the HDD
into the duplicator.
4.
Swing the drive bay door closed and press the left side of the door until the tab
latches. When it latches, a click can be felt and heard.
Source Drive
Target Drives
Note: If you are duplicating, the source hard disk drive goes in the top bay.
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Removing Hard Drives
1.
Open the drive tray doors by pulling the handle/tab on the left side of each
drive tray door.
Note: Do not attempt to remove the hard drive if the drive activity LED is on.
2.
To disengage the HDD, swing the drive tray door to the full open position.
3.
Pull drive forward and remove drive.
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Main Menu
Copy HDD
The “Copy HDD” function performs an actual copy from a source HDD to one or
more target HDDs. The target HDDs must be at least as large as the source. The 1:11
HDD Copy Cruiser will copy every block of capacity on the source HDD.
Load the source HDD and the target HDDs into the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser.
The system will auto-detect the hard drives. After the drives have been
detected, a screen similar to the one below will be displayed.
1. Copy HDD

1.
149.1GB
ENT
ESC

Note: Before copying be sure that the capacity of the target HDD is equal to
or larger than the source hard drive.
Press ENT to start copying. The system will auto-detect the hard drives. The
following information will be displayed.

Detect Drives
Please wait...
3.
ENT
ESC

During the copy process the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser will display progress
information.
Copy- 36MB/s
235.7GB
0%
1:48

2.
ENT
ESC

The amount of data remaining to be transferred (shown in gigabytes), and time
will be displayed as the percentage of completion increases.
Note: The copying speed, capacity and duration may vary from one source
hard drive to another.
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Once duplication is complete, a job status screen will be displayed.
1. Copy HDD
OK:1

4.
Fail: 0
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Async Copy
The function “Async Copy” allows you to insert target drives during the copying
operation. During the process, you can insert another drive as a target of the Async
Copy operation and the unit will automatically copy to this new drive as well.
Load the source HDD and the target HDDs into the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser.
The system will auto-detect the hard drives. After the drives have been
detected, a screen similar to the one below will be displayed.

1.
2. Async Copy
ENT
ESC

Note: Before copying be sure that the capacity of the target HDD is equal to
or larger than the source hard drive.
Press ENT to start copying. The system will auto-detect the hard drives. The
following information will be displayed.

Detect Drives
Please wait...
3.
ENT
ESC

During the copy process the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser will display progress
information.
Copy- 36MB/s
235.7GB
0%
1:48

2.
ENT
ESC

The amount of data remaining to be transferred (shown in gigabytes), and time
will be displayed as the percentage of completion increases.
Note: The copying speed, capacity and duration may vary from one source
hard drive to another.
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Main Menu
Compare HDD
The “Compare HDD” function performs a comparison of data from the source hard
drive to the data on the target hard drives.
With the source and target HDDs loaded use the arrow buttons (or) to
select “Compare HDD”. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
3. Compare HDD
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to begin the comparison. The system will auto-detect the hard
drives.

2.
Detect Drives
Please wait...
ENT
ESC

During the compare process, the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser will display progress
information.
ENT
ESC

When the comparison is completed, a job status screen will be displayed.
Compare
Fail: 0
OK:1
Diff: 0

3.
05%
51:12

Comp-23MB/s
236.9.9GB
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Async Compare
The function “Async Compare” allows you to insert target drives for data comparing
during the comparing operation. During the process, you can insert another drive as
a target of the Async Compare operation and the unit will automatically compare
this new drive as well.
With the source and target HDDs loaded use the arrow buttons (or) to
select “Async Compare”. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
4. Async Compare
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to begin the comparison. The system will auto-detect the hard
drives.

2.
Detect Drives
Please wait...
ENT
ESC

During the compare process, the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser will display progress
information.
ESC

When the comparison is completed, a job status screen will be displayed.
Compare
Fail: 0
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ENT
OK:1
Diff: 0

3.
05%
51:12

Comp-23MB/s
236.9.9GB
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
PreScan Source
The “PreScan Source” scans the source hard drive to determine if it can be read
correctly.
With the source HDD loaded, use the arrow buttons (or) to select “PreScan
Source”. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
5. PreScan Source
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to begin the scan. The system will auto-detect the hard drives.

2.
Detect Drives
Please wait...
ENT
ESC

During the PreScan process, the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser will display progress
information.
ENT
ESC

When the PreScan is complete, a job status screen will be displayed.
PreScan OK!

3.

Scan-52MB/s
0%
236.4GB
1:15:04
ENT
ESC

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ReScan Bus
The “ReScan Bus” function causes the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser to redetect connected
hard drives. This can be used when you change drives without restarting the system.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “ReScan BUS”. The following screen
will be displayed.
6. ReScan BUS

1.
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to select. The system will prompt you to confirm that you wish to
proceed.
ReScan BUS Now?
Yes
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to begin the rescan, during which the following screen will be
displayed.
Detect Drives
Please wait...

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Note: The order of scanning is CH:0 ~ CH:4.
When the rescan is complete, the following screen will be displayed.
Bus re-scan OK!
Found 6 Devices
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
4.
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Source HDD Size
The “Source size” function is used to display the capacity of the source hard drive.
With the source HDD loaded, use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Source
size”. The following screen will be displayed.
7. Source size

1.
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to display the capacity of the source hard drive.
Total: 232.5GB

2.
ENT
ESC

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Secure Erase
The “Secure Erase” function will sanitize (wipe clean of all data) the hard disk
drives connected to the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser using algorithms programmed by
the hard drive manufacturer. Since this function is native to the hard drive, it is very
fast and reliable. Almost all modern SATA hard drives support this feature. In the
rare case that Secure Erase is not supported, please use the “Overwrite” function to
sanitize your hard drives.
Load the source HDD and the target HDDs into the 1:11 HDD Cruiser. The
system will auto-detect the hard drives. Using the arrow buttons (or)
select “Secure Erase”. The following screen will be displayed.
8. Secure Erase

1.
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to select. The following confirmation screen will be displayed.
Wipe all Data.
Continue?No

ENT
ESC

When the process is finished, the following screen will be shown.
Fail: 0
0:56:14

OK: 2
Elapsed
20
ESC
To perform a “Secure Erase”, select “Yes” and a progress screen showing
elapsed time will be be displayed.
In Progress
Elapsed
0:01:15
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

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You can now scroll up and down for the individual status of each drive.
1 HDD
CH:0
Wipe successful

5.
ENT
ESC

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Overwrite
The “Overwrite” function will sanitize (wipe clean of all data) the hard disk drives
connected to the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser.
Load up to 12 HDDs into the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser. The system will autodetect the hard drives. Using the arrow buttons (or) select “Overwrite”.
The following screen will be displayed.

1.
9. Overwrite
ENT
ESC

Note: Overwriting the entire capacity of all connected hard drives can take an
extended period of time.
Press ENT to select. The following information will be displayed.

2.
9-01. Overwrite
One pass
ESC

Use the arrow buttons to scroll between the types of overwrite: One Pass, 3
Pass, and 7 Pass.
a.
To perform a “One Pass Overwrite”, select “One Pass” and press ENT.

3.
ENT
Overwrite
One Pass
ENT
ESC

The estimated time elapsed for the Overwrite process will be displayed.
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
In Process
Elapsed
13:30
ENT
ESC

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To perform a “Three Pass Overwrite”, scroll to “3 Pass” and press ENT.
This method will write one pass of 1’s, one pass of zeros, and one pass of
randomly generated data.

b.
Overwrite
3 Pass
ENT
ESC

The next screen allows you to choose whether you wish to verify the
random overwrite.

Overwrite
Verify
Off
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons to toggle between “On” and “Off”. Press ENT to
select.
To perform a “Seven Pass Overwrite”, scroll to “7 Pass” and press ENT.
The following screen will be displayed.
Overwrite
7 Pass

c.
5220.22-M
ENT
ESC

This method will write over the entire capacity of the hard drives connected
to the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser seven different times.
DoD 5220.22M is the Department of Defense document that discusses both
Three and Seven Pass Overwrite data wiping.
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Main Menu
Setup
The “Setup” menu contains configuration options for the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser. It
is suggested to use the factory defaults for optimum performance.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Setup”. Press ENT to select. The
following screen will be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Note: After changing any of the configuration options, you must press ENT
to accept the change. Once all changes are complete, press ESC to exit the
Setup menu. The following screen will be displayed.
ENT
ESC

When the configuration changes have been saved, the following screen will be
shown.
10. Setup

2.

Saving config...
Please Wait...
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Language
This option allows you to select the language that is used for the display.
Use the arrow buttons (or) select “Setup”. The following screen will
be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Language”. The following
screen will be displayed.
10-01. Setup
Language
ESC

Press ENT to display the current language selection (the default language
is English).
Language
English
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle through the available options. Once
you change a configuration option, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Copy Size
This function is used to specify the amount of source disk data to copy to the
target drives.
Use the arrow buttons (or) select “Setup”, then press ENT. The
following screen will be displayed.

1.
10. Setup
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Copy Size”. The following
screen will be displayed.

10-02. Setup
Copy Size

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting.
10. Setup
ALL
4.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle through the available copy sizes
(1% - 100%). Once you change a setting, remember to press ENT to save
it.
Copy Size
1% - 100% (MB)age
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ESC

3.
ENT

2.
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Startup Menu
This option lets you select any of the functions (except “Setup”) as the initial
function that appears when the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser is powered on.
Use the arrow buttons (or) select “Setup”. The following screen will
be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle between the subfunctions. Press
ENT to select “Startup Menu”. The following screen will be displayed.
10-03. Setup
Startup Menu
ESC

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. The default setting
is “1. Copy HDD”.
Startup Menu
1. Copy HDD
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle through the available options. Once
you change a setting, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Auto Compare
This option allows you to choose whether or not to automatically compare the
source and target hard drives after every copy operation.
Use the arrow buttons (or) select “Setup”. The following screen will
be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Auto Compare”. The following
screen will be displayed.
10-04. Setup
Auto Compare
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ESC

Press ENT to display he current configuration setting. The default setting
is “Off”.
Auto Compare
Off
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to modify the setting. After you change a
setting, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Button Sound
This option allows you to enable or disable the beeping sound heard when you
press a button.
Use the arrow buttons (or) select “Setup”. The following screen will
be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Button Sound”. The following
screen will be displayed.
10-05. Setup
Button Sound
ESC

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. The default is “On”.
Button Sound
On
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle through the available options. Once
you change a default, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Device Info
This option displays information about any hard drives connected to the 1:11
HDD Copy Cruiser.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to scroll to “Setup”. The following screen
will be displayed.

1.
10. Setup
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Device Info”. The following
screen will be displayed.

10-06. Setup
Device Info
CH: 0
149.1GB
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons (or) to show information about any additional
hard drive that is connected. The following screen will be displayed.
1 Target
Hitachi
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
Press ENT to display information about the first device.
0 Source
Hitachi
4.
ESC
CH: 1
149.1GB

3.
ENT

2.
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: System Info
This function displays information about the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser,
including the current firmware version.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Setup”. The following screen
will be displayed.

1.
10. Setup
ENT
ESC

After selecting “Setup” use the arrow keys () to toggle between
the subfunctions. Press ENT to select. “System Info”. The following
information will be displayed.

10-07. Setup
System Info
3.
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to display system information.
2055PF
ver:A.23P

2.
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Fast Copy
The “Fast Copy” option allows you to choose whether to copy the entire source
hard disk, or only the used space.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Setup”. The following screen
will be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Press the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Fast Copy”. The following
screen will be displayed.
10-08. Setup
Fast Copy
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ESC

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. The default is “On”
(only used space will be copied).
Fast Copy
On
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle between “On” and “Off”. Once you
change a default, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Auto Start Drive - (Not Supported)
Setup: Auto Start Timer - (Not Supported)
Setup: Tolerance Size
This function is to set the HDD capacity tolerance between the source and
target.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Setup”. The following screen
will be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Press the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Tolerance Size”. The following
screen will be displayed.
10-11. Setup
Tolerance Size
ESC

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. (Off or 1 - 100%)
Tolerance Size
Off
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to change the setting. Once you change a
default, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Boot Time Delay
If HDD can not be detected during duplicate controller boot up, this function
can adjust the timer.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Setup”. The following screen
will be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Press the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Boot Time Delay”. The
following screen will be displayed.
10-12. Setup
Boot Time Delay
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ESC

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting (0-99 sec).
Boot Time Delay
5 Sec
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to change the setting. Once you change a
default, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Setup
Setup: Quick Compare
If target HDD has too many errors, the duplicate controller will ignore it and
keep comparing other target HDDs.
Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Setup”. The following screen
will be displayed.
10. Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Press the arrow buttons () to scroll to “Quick Compare”. The
following screen will be displayed.
10-13. Setup
Quick Compare

2.
ENT
ESC

3. Press ENT to display the current configuration setting (Off or 1 Byte 100 MBytes).
4.

Quick Compare
Off
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons () to change the setting. Once you change a
default, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Advanced Setup
The “Adv Setup” menu contains additional configuration options for the 1:11 HDD
Copy Cruiser.
Press and hold the ESC button for 3 seconds to enter Adv Setup. The following
screen will be displayed.
11. Adv Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Note: After changing any of the configuration options, you must press ENT to
accept the change. Once all changes are complete, press ESC to exit the Adv
Setup menu. The following screen will be displayed.
ENT
ESC

When the configuration changes have been saved, the following screen will be
shown.
11. Adv Setup

2.

Saving Config...
Please Wait...
ENT
ESC

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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Read Error Skip
This function can be enabled to ignore any error that occurs during copying.
By default, the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser will halt the copy operation when it
encounters an unreadable area of the source hard disk and display an error.
Enabling this option will ignore any bad sectors on the source hard drive by
skipping over them.
Warning: Setting this function to “On” may result in corrupt data on copied
hard drives.
Press and hold ESC for about 3 seconds to access the “Adv Setup” menu.
The following screen will be displayed.
11. Adv Setup

1.
ENT
ESC

Use the arrow buttons (or) to scroll to “Read Error Skip”. The
following screen will be displayed.
11-01. Adv Setup
Read Error Skip
ESC

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. The default setting
is “Off”.
Read Error Skip
Off
4.
ENT

3.

2.
ENT
ESC

Press the arrow buttons (or) to toggle the option “On” or “Off”. After
changing a setting, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Update Firmware
This function is used to update the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser firmware to a later
version.
Note: Firmware updates are available from Aleratec technical support.
1.a CD method
Open the case of the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser. Disconnect the SATA cable
from the blue connector on the controller board. Connect a SATA DVD/
CD drive (not included) to the blue connector. Place the firmware CD in the
DVD/CD drive.
1.b Hard Drive method
Format a hard drive and create a single partition to the smallest capacity
allowable. Copy the firmware file into the root directory of this partition.
Power on the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser. Once the system has completed its
startup process, press and hold the ESC button for about 3 seconds to access
“Adv Setup”. The following screen will be displayed.

2.
11. Adv Setup
ENT
ESC

3.
Use the arrow buttons () to select “Update Firmware”, and then press
ENT. The system will begin scanning for a new firmware version. If found,
screens similar to the following will be displayed.
Searching F/W...
Please Wait...
4.
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
Update F/W
To *.** Yes
1.04N
Press ENT to begin the firmware update. If the upgrade is successful, the
system will restart automatically.
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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Compare Firmware
This function is used to compare the firmware version currently installed with
one on a DVD/CD disc.
Note: Use “Compare Firmware” after updating the firmware from e-mail
or from the Aleratec web site. This function is used after performing a
firmware update on the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser.
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
11. Adv Setup
ENT
ESC

Use the scroll button (or) select “Compare Firmware”. The following
screen will be displayed.

2.
11-03. Adv Setup
Compare Firmware
3.
ENT
ESC

Press ENT to begin comparison. The following screen will be displayed.
Searching F/W...
Please Wait...

Last update F/W
OK!
Note: The message “Last update F/W” indicates that the installed
firmware revision matches that on the DVD/CD disc.
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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Quick Erase HDD
This function is used to erase the data of a hard drive quickly.
Warning: Backup any important data before using this function.
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
11. Adv Setup
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Quick Erase HDD”. The
following screen will be displayed.

11-04. Adv Setup
Quick Erase HDD
3.

Press ENT, and then use the arrow keys () to select a hard drive to
erase. An example is shown below.
1 Target CH:1
HDS721616PLA380
ESC
ENT

Press ENT and the Quick Erase will begin. Once complete the following
information will be displayed.
Erasing Target
Please Wait...
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
Press ENT, and you will be prompted whether you wish to proceed. Use
the arrow keys () to select “Yes” or “No”. The following screen will
be displayed.
All data will be
lost, erase? No
5.
ESC
ENT

4.
ESC
ENT

2.

The Selected HDD
Erase Finished
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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Full Erase HDD
This function is used to fully erase all data on the HDD.
Warning: Backup any important data before using this function.
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.
11. Adv Setup

1.
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Full Erase HDD”. The following
screen will be displayed.
11-05. Adv Setup
Full Erase HDD
ESC
ENT

Press ENT, and you will be prompted whether you wish to proceed. Use
the arrow keys () to select “Yes” or “No”.

All data will be
lost, erase? No
5.

Press ENT, and then use the arrow keys () to select a hard drive to
erase. An example is shown below.
Full Erase HDD
All
4.
ESC
ENT

3.

2.
ESC
ENT

Select “Yes”, press ENT and the Full Erase will begin. Once complete the
following information will be displayed.
Erasing Target
Please Wait...

The Selected HDD
Erase Finished
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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: H/W Diagnostic
This function is used to test various components of the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser.
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
11. Adv Setup
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “H/W Diagnostic”. The following
screen will be displayed.

2.
11-06. Adv Setup
H/W Diagnostic
4.

Press ENT to begin the diagnostic tests. The following tests will be
performed: Button Test, Self-Test of SDRAM, Hardware Connection Test,
and Flash Test. Follow the on screen prompts to complete each test. All
test results will be shown in the display panel.
LCD Test Start

Button Test →

SDRAM Test:
8192Kbytes OK
Test IDE 0/1
OK

Flash Test: OK

Test finished
When all tests are complete the following information will be displayed.
Test Finished

3.
ESC
ENT
ESC
ENT

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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Load Default
This function is used to restore all factory settings of the 1:11 HDD Copy
Cruiser back to their original defaults.
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.
11. Adv Setup

1.
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Load Default”. The following
screen will be displayed.
11-07. Adv Setup
Load Default
ESC
ENT

Press ENT to proceed to the following screen:
Load Default
Config? Yes

3.

2.
ESC
ENT

Press ENT to confirm loading defaults, or press ESC to cancel.
When all settings are restored to their original defaults the following
information will be displayed.
Load Default
OK

4.
ESC
ENT

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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Copy HPA
If the source hard disk contains a Host Protected Area (HPA), this option allows
you to choose whether or not to copy data within the HPA.
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.
11. Adv Setup

1.
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Copy HPA”. The following
information will be displayed.
11-08. Adv Setup
Copy HPA

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. A screen similar to
the following will be displayed.
Copy HPA
Off
4.
ESC
ENT

3.

2.
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons () to toggle the option “On” or “Off”. After
changing a setting, remember to press ENT to save it.
Note: The HPA is a hidden data region defined in ATA/ATAPI-4. This
area is not usually accessible to the operating system or software
applications. The 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser supports the copying of data
from this hidden area.
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Main Menu
Adv Setup
Adv Setup: Burn In
This function is used to burn in all HDD
Press and hold ESC for about three seconds to access the “Adv Setup”
menu. The following screen will be displayed.

1.
11. Adv Setup
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons (or) to select “Burn In”. You will have four
Burn In options.

11-09. Adv Setup
Burn In

Press ENT to display the current configuration setting. A screen similar to
the following will be displayed.

3.
Burn In Mode
Copy & Compare


ESC
ENT

Burn In Mode
Async Cpy & Cmp
ESC
ENT


Burn In Mode
Async Compare
ESC
ENT
Burn In Mode
Compare
4.
ESC
ENT

2.
ESC
ENT

Use the arrow buttons () to select an option, press ENT and Burn In
will begin. After changing a setting, remember to press ENT to save it.
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Specifications
Power Requirements
115 - 230 VAC Switchable
Dimensions
(depth x width x height)
D: 457.2mm W: 177.8mm H: 438.2mm
(7” x 17.25” x 18”)
Weight
14.02 Kilograms (30.9 Lbs.)
Note: Specifications subject to change without notice.
Troubleshooting
If your 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser is not performing as expected, refer to the
symptoms below, and follow the suggested corrective action.
Symptoms
Corrective Actions
LCD Display
If the LCD display does not display any message and the
backlight is not lit after powering on the 1:11 HDD Copy
Cruiser, check that the power cable is properly connected
and that the ON/OFF switch is turned on.
Error Messages
While the system is performing an operation and the
operation is manually terminated, an error message will
be shown in the LCD display. This may lead to an failed
operation and could cause the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser to
stop responding. If this happens, power the unit off, wait
about ten (10) seconds, and then reapply power.
Hard Disk
If the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser does not detect one of the
hard disk drives, verify that the drive is properly seated in
the drive bay.
Keypad Buttons
If pressing the keys on the front panel produces no
response from the system, the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser
may still be busy with the previous operation. If the system
idle, power the unit off, wait about ten (10) seconds, and
then reapply power.
Firmware Update
The device can be updated to new versions of firmware via
a DVD/CD drive. If unable to update the firmware, check
that the firmware was downloaded correctly. A failed
firmware upgrade may cause the 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser
to become inoperable. If the system is working normally,
do not attempt this operation. If the system is already
experiencing problems, please contact Aleratec for repairs.
Startup/Shutdown
Do not power off the system while it is performing an
operation. After a normal shutdown, wait about ten (10)
seconds before reapplying power.
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Technical Support
After reading this User Guide, if you need additional assistance with this product,
please contact Aleratec Technical Support. Our technical staff will be happy to assist
you, but they may need your help to better assist you.
Contacting support without all the necessary information can be both time
consuming and frustrating. Therefore, please try to have the following information
ready before calling:
1.
Part Number - the part number is located on the bottom of the 1:11 HDD Copy
Cruiser.
2.
Serial Number - the serial number is located on the back of the 1:11 HDD Copy
Cruiser.
3.
Troubles/symptoms - please provide enough information about the issue so our
technical staff can accurately diagnose it.
Technical Support Addresses and Phone Numbers
XX By e-mail: support@aleratec.com
XX 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 Aleratec product.
XX 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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Technical Support FAX Back Form
Aleratec, Inc.
Technical Support Fax Back Form
Please record the following information to help expedite any warranty claim:
Model No.:_ _________________ Serial No.: ________________________________
Date Purchased: _______________________________________________________
Place of Purchase:______________________________________________________
Firmware Version:_____________ SATA HDD Brand and Model: _______________
To: Technical Support Group FAX: 1-818-678-0483
FROM:_ ________________________ FAX: ________________________________
E-MAIL _____________________________
RE:_ ___________________________ TEL: ________________________________
DATE:___________________ # OF PAGES: ________________________________
I am experiencing the following issues with my 1:11 HDD Copy Cruiser:
____________________________________________________________________
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By answering these questions, your problem will be solved more rapidly. Make copies
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Document Number: 3350109/350109EU_ENG_Rev. A
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Aleratec, Inc.
9851 Owensmouth Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311 U.S.A.
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