We’ve reported about Nexcopy several times before, ranging from their USB duplicators to SD and Compact Flash duplicators, and today we are here to tell you about the Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator.
With flash drives getting bigger in capacity and cheaper in price, it’s natural to think data loads are getting bigger too.Â Several years ago, it was common to put a PowerPoint or PDF of a trade show swag USB, but today, with the popularity of YouTube and the ease to make video, the promotional content is getting much bigger.Â The Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator copies at a maximum speed of 30MB per second, that’s about 1800MB per minute.Â Granted you wont get that data transfer from a typical trade show flash drive, but with more advanced USB sticks it’s definitely possible.
The Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator family comes in two sizes.Â There is a 16 port system and a 32 port system.Â Each system loses one port for the master device and I figure this is why the Nexcopy part numbers are USB115SA and USB131SA…as that’s 1 master to X number of blanks.
We couldn’t find a price on the Nexcopy website as the products are only sold through authorized dealers.Â Release date of the new USB duplicator systems is the first week of September 2010.
To find out more about the standalone USB duplicators, visit the Nexcopy site.
Nexcopy, Standalone USB duplicator
UPDATE: USB Scrub by Nexcopy now supports Win7 32/64bit
Did you know Windows will make over 260 registry entries with a single enumeration of a USB stick? This means for those with multiple flash drives your registry will get extremely cluttered and bogged down.
With flash drives dirt cheap these days, you’ll find at least a couple dozen going into your computer through the year. That would be over 6,240 registry entries.
USB Scrub is a free utility which performs a deep cleaning of those unused drivers and registry edits.
We gave USB Scrub a try, and it worked great. We went from enumerating a single USB stick in 45 seconds to enumerating that stick in less that 12 seconds.
In addition, if you have a USB stick that doesn’t perform correctly or the Windows OS doesn’t see it, chances are the USB Scrub will clear up those problems and your drive will work once again. This is because a registry entry can become corrupt and simply clearing it out will resolve your issue.
So lets take a closer look.
Using RegShot [a free application which takes a snap shot before and after an event and compares only the changed registry values] I took a snap shot before and after a USB stick was connected and ejected. The result was this:
- 78 Registry Keys where created
- 183 Registry Values where added
- 261 Registry edits in total!
Here is a snap shop. Click the image to get the full text file.