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Second Generation 1 to 5 / 1 to 9 High Speed SATA Hard Drive Backup Controller

July 27, 2012 Taipei – ACARD Technology Corp. which specializes in SCSI/IDE/SATA, RAID and storage device designing, released their exclusive 1 to 5 / 1 to 9 hard drive backup systems - ARS5505M / ARS5505H / ARS5509M today. These three standalone hard drive backup systems can simultaneously perform quick copying or secure data erasing on five or nine 3.5 inch/2.5 inch SATA hard drives/solid state hard drives (SSD) without using a PC.

Researchers used the newest generation of RISC CPU design and disk control bus technology to vastly increase the backup speed by 2 ~ 3 times compared to the previous generation products; the units can copy hard drives at a speed as high as 6GB per minute, which means that copying a hard drive with a capacity of 1TB takes less than 3 hours (actual speed depends on the hard drive). Compatible with 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps and 6Gbps SATA specifications, the software supports various frequently used disk formats used by Windows, Linux and MacOS.

The ARS5505 / ARS5509 series inherited the previous generation’s easy-to-use operating interface to display the disk-copying progress and status; users do not require professional knowledge to learn how to operate them within a short time.

The non-synchronized backup mode increases production flexibility for the production line. Sometimes there is a need to increase the number of drives produced on the production line; this mode allows the user to mount additional hard drives to the system while other hard drives are already copying, without interrupting the existing copying task. Because the hard drive backup task requires longer periods of time, this function allows the user to not have to restart the original copying task because of the added number of hard drives produced.

The quick copying mode increases efficiency. In this mode, the hard drive is pre-scanned and the data compared; this skips the sectors with no data and only backs-up sectors with data on them, effectively saving you time. They also support the HPA (Hidden Protected Area) function, which allows them to completely backup data in the hard drive’s hidden and protected sectors.

For hard drives that are about to be decommissioned, these systems also provide several data erasing functions, including quick erase, 1 pass, 3 pass with verify and 7 pass (complies with the method suggested by the U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22M) to eliminate worries of data leakage.

The ARS5505 / ARS5509 series are suitable for applications in small offices, computer system assembly lines and multimedia workshops etc.

About ACARD Technology Corp.
ACARD Technology is a Taiwanese-based company specializing in storage IC design. The company develops SCSI, IDE and SATA chips as well as RAID storage devices. ACARD products are used by PC, Macintosh, Linux and Unix workstation users all around the world. ACARD Technology has years of development and design experience for SCSI, IDE and SATA hardware so it knows what the market needs and understand customers' requirements. Since 1999 ACARD Technology has been actively investing in the development of key technologies aimed at the fast-developing network storage market as well as the management and protection of critical data on storage devices. ACARD products are now available from the company's distributors around the world.For more information, please visit our website at or call +886(2)8512 2290 and e-mail to
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