Tag: Hard Drives


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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How To: Install A Hard Drive In A Mac Pro

One of the nice things about a Mac Pro is the very sleek case design, amazing cable management, and the ease of installing new hardware (especially when it comes to adding new hard drives).  Whenever you install any new hardware or are working inside of a computer case it is extremely important to ground yourself either by wearing an anti-static band (recommended) or by touching some piece of metal to discharge any static energy that may be in you.  It is also a good idea to work on a computer in an area with no carpet.  If you must be on carpet, you should take off your socks and wear pants (shorts may be ideal) that do not rub against the carpet.  By taking those precautions you are less likely to fry any of the hardware.

Once you have grounded yourself, open your Mac Pro’s case by unlocking it in the back and gently pushing the side of the case off using both hands.  After you have the side of the case off, carefully place the Mac Pro on its side.  Now, you will see the four hard drive bays (they will be labeled – 1, 2, 3, 4).  Next you will have to slide out the bay you want to install the hard drive in and screw the hard drive onto the bay (using the four (4) screws on the bay).  After the hard drive is firmly attached to the hard drive bay slide it back into the slot and you will hear it click into the proper connectors – that’s it!

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