Posted by Ryan on August 25, 2011
Duplicators have long been using the USB connector to allow the user to transfer content from a computer to either a single drive or directly to the duplicatorâ€™s hard drive (HDD). This method is often the easiest or only method by which the user can create the master disc or upload the master content onto the duplicatorâ€™s HDD. When it comes to CD or DVD, the transfer rate was adequate and didnâ€™t take too much time that it would cause an issue.
Now, we are living in the world of Blu-ray and disc capacity is growing by leaps and bounds. The older USB 2.0 transfer rate (rated at 60MBytes/sec) is just not gonna cut it when you need to burn or transfer anywhere from 25GBâ€™s to over 100GBâ€™s of data. At that rate it would take hours to make a single Blu-ray master disc.
With the introduction and the implementation by Vinpower of the USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0) which offers a transfer rate up to 5Gbit/s, the transfer time will be knocked down to minutes or even seconds. This will enable those looking to duplicate content onto Blu-ray discs the ability to transfer that data through the USB 3.0 onto a master disc or the duplicatorâ€™s HDD rapidly and eliminate wasted time just to get started.
Posted by Julie Hanson on August 1, 2011
Weâ€™ve all seen these handy little devices that plug into the USB ports on our computers and allow us to carry around a tremendous amount of data. The current size leader is the Kingston DataTravler 300, boasting a massive 256 GB of data in the palm of your hand. This is equivalent to carrying around one of the following:
- Â 365 CDâ€™s (700 MB each)
- 54 DVDâ€™s (4.7 GB each)
- 10 Blu-rayâ€™s (25 GB each)
The majority of these units are actually in the 4 GB to 8 GB range. Which is much larger than the $100 1 GB hard drive I bought 20 years ago. I wouldnâ€™t have been carrying that around in the palm of my hand because there wouldnâ€™t have been anything convenient to plug it into, to extract or share the data. Plus, one static shock or a strong magnet could wipe out all my data.
More and more we are receiving calls and inquires regarding our flash duplicators. We have flash duplicators ranging in size from 3-targets to 63-targets. The Vinpower units have many desirable features such as asynchronous copy mode and an encrypted erase function. The other day a wedding photographer asked me if this was the next wave for picture sharing. Iâ€™m not certain but now that USB ports are becoming a standard feature in cars and the fact that many of us carry these devices on our key chains, Iâ€™d have to say USBÂ might just be the next big wave of the future.