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EZ Dupe Makes It Easy to Duplicate Storage Devices

Want to create multiple bit-by-bit copies of several USB storage devices at once? Well, now you can with ease. EZ Dupe is a company that makes storage duplicating hardware — they have a wide range of products that can duplicate USB storage devices, Blu-Ray disks, CD/DVD’s, and even hard drives. We received a USB duplicator that has the ability to duplicate up to seven (7) USB storage devices and it’s pretty cool.

The EZ Dupe USB duplicator is very easy to setup, simply plug in the power cable and turn on the device. From there, you connect the master USB storage device (the one which has the data you want to copy to others) and up to seven others and begin the process of creating a bit-by-bit copy of the master USB device. Once you start the duplication process, the lights on EZ Dupe’s hardware will flash green as the data is copied bit-by-bit, if the light turns red it means there was some kind of error. When it’s done, the unit will let you know the process completed successfully.

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Blu-Ray Usage Still Low

It’s been a while since Blu-Ray became the victor over HD-DVD.  The battle was tough, but most people agree that since Blu-Ray is the superior format, it deserves the spoils.  But Sony is still waiting on those spoils. Hothardware.com reports that “consumers are still wary due to the battle with HD-DVD, and frankly, many are still content with DVD. In too many cases, upscaled DVD looks “good enough” for consumers, and only those with oodles of disposable income are willing to fork out for Blu-ray […] it’s tough for many to start building another movie library on another format.”  The article also claims that, oddly enough, “11% of Americans own an HD-DVD player, while just 7% own a Blu-ray player.”

It’s true, Blu-Ray players aren’t cheap, and the movies are no bargain either.  In fact, most people that own a Blu-Ray player have it through their Playstation 3.  We also know that PS3 sales aren’t great either.  One commenter on Hothardware.com said:

“Sony blew it the same way with the BetaMax video format years ago. They didn’t license the technology to other companies who would have sold it cheaper to the public, resulting is the VHS format wiping the floor with them,…….*HINT*-The BetaMax format was far superior to VHS but that didn’t matter then as it doesn’t matter now. But the SONY blinders are still on. They want to make a killing on us no matter what the consequences. The players are way too expensive compared to what they cost to build and the movies are better, but way too expensive in today’s repressed markets.”

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