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Cavalry "Retriever" Series EN-CAHDD2BU3C-ZB 2.5" & 3.5" Black Standalone SATA Hard Drive Duplicator + USB 3.0 Dual-Bay Dock

  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 3TB
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As an exceptionally powerful and useful hardware tool, this standalone hard drive duplicator turns what used to be a daunting and complicated task into a simple push of a button! Any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD, with any operating system, disk format, or file type, can be duplicated without a computer connection or any advanced computer skills. If the original drive was bootable, the copied drive will be bootable. Hidden files, system files, applications, license keys are all copied intact.

How can this be so easy? The Retriever simply makes an exact copy of every block sector of the source drive to the target drive. If the target drive is larger than the source drive, the extra capacity can be assigned to another partition.

The Retriever can also be connected via USB 3.0 to your PC or Mac when not duplicating drives.

  • newegg One-button Duplicate With a simple button-push, the Retriever starts sector-by-sector standalone hard disk drive cloning, without the need of a computer – perfect for data backup or generating copies for distribution.
  • newegg Extra Function as an USB 3.0 Dual-Bay Dock Any combination of 2.5" or 3.5" HDDs or SSDs can be easily loaded to this dual-bay dock. Connect to your computer via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and you’ll have instant access to up to two drives (Supports JBOD: Just a Bunch of Disks).

Learn more about the Cavalry Storage Inc. EN-CAHDD2BU3C-ZB

Model

Brand
Cavalry
Series
"Retriever" Series
Model
EN-CAHDD2BU3C-ZB

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 3.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 3TB
Fan
No
Specifications
Transfer Rate: 5 Gbit/s (max)

Power Adapter: Input 100 - 240V / 50-60Hz / 1.0A; Output 12V / 3A
Features
Upgrade to a larger hard drive

Back up important data

Generate copies for distribution

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Any combination of 2.5" or 3.5" drives

Supports JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks)

Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7 and Max OS 9.x/10.x and above, Linux kernel after 2.4.1.0

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
6.25" x 5" x 3.25"
Weight
0.65 lbs.

Packaging

Package Contents
Hard Drive Dock
Power Adapter
USB 3.0 Cable
User Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Gary B.
  • 4/23/2014 8:27:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood concept, not worthy device

Pros: Drop device in, press button to replicate
Standalone

Cons: Wouldn't replicate some drives
Small form factor 3.5" drives loose when seated

Other Thoughts: Tried to copy some 80G drives, it wouldn't even recognize them as "master" drive. Did work for few copies of 40G and 160G drives, but stopped working after about six or seven copies. Device acts like it's working, but no data is copied.

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  • Loyal B.
  • 1/15/2014 12:47:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -USB 3 makes transfers to/from the device very quick. While not as fast as my WD Elements USB 3, few platter drives are including my internal hard drive.
-Allows unattended duplication.
-Allows the user to quickly connect a drive to a computer to "see what is on it" or check the validity of the drive.
-Allows the user to transfer data quickly.
-Works with 3.5 or 2.5 drives.

Cons: -Not really made for laptop use. What I mean by that is the physical stability is truly lacking. It does not have enough weight with 2 X 3.5" drives to stay upright unless it is on a desk or table. I would not even try it with a laptop on my lap and the unit on the table next to my chair. It would be much too easy to knock the unit over or knock loose one of the drives.
-Attaching 2.5" drives does not give a solid feel. I always wonder if they are even plugged in. There is no internal or external mechanism that secures a 2.5" drive in place. I could easily see one of the drives getting bumped and coming loose.
-On one of my bigger jobs, after transfer multiple megabytes of data successfully, it suddenly quit responding. There is a suggestion in another review to try a different 12 V/3+ amp power supply so I think I will.
-The plastic covers they sell as protective add-ons you can buy are totally worthless. Only the 2.5” was available and I made the mistake of buying one. The covers do not work well at all with the 2.5” drives and in fact hurt the already bad feel of connecting a drive.

Other Thoughts: I will still use it, but only at my office desk, not anywhere else. The convenience makes it a keeper. However, if I had it to do over again, I would have looked for some other brand that felt more physically stable.

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  • Reid B.
  • 1/9/2014 3:11:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFixed it

Pros: Worked well when it worked. Simple takes up little space.

Cons: Quit after about 5 copies. Was flaky before that worked with one drive but not two. Dropped drives in windows.

Other Thoughts: Well for you guys with these same issues, flaky operation doesn't seem to work with two drives, drops a drive. Problem is with the power supply. It says 9 volt 300 ma. with one drive it read 10 to 11 volts DC, as soon as the second drive is added it dropped to 6 volts and neither drive would spin up. I replace the power adapter with a 10 volt 1 amp unit I had works like a charm now. If you have the same issues try it.

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 12/24/2013 2:54:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent value. Still going after ~ 3 yrs.

Pros: Makes a FULL backup and plug-and-play restore a breeze (if you don't mind pulling the drives first). Have used dozens of times as a dock (even as a boot drive) and duplicator (both 2.5" and 3.5" ; Mac, PC, and TiVo too).

Cons: None really as yet.

Other Thoughts: Re: the heat "issue" mentioned in some reviews. Ever paranoid, I usually direct a small USB fan airflow across the drives during a very long duplication. They've always stayed relatively cool that way.

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  • Huaien L.
  • 10/6/2013 10:47:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsduplication makes one unusable

Pros: Duplication is fast.

Cons: After you duplicate, only one can be used at a time.

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  • Francis H.
  • 9/8/2013 12:03:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHow did I ever do without?

Pros: Does what it says it does.

Cons: That I didn't buy it sooner.

Other Thoughts: Honestly the single wisest purchase of the year. Flawlessly duplicated a Macintosh laptop drive, and several PC drives since I've owned it.

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  • Christopher h.
  • 8/27/2013 7:13:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: Does what it says. Took about an hour to duplicate a 500 gb hd.
Not bad at all and the price is right

Cons: None so far .

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend

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  • Sungard T.
  • 7/28/2013 10:38:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExactly what I Needed!

Pros: Easy to use. Source & Target are clearly marked. Can use this as an external drive bay when not cloning drives.

Cons: Better progress indicator for drive copies. No Raid 1 capability (wasn't expecting it but, it would be nice). Wasn't too crazy about the Adapter.

Other Thoughts: Got this in a few days ago. Haven't fully kicked the tires on this thing too much but, so far I like it a lot. Just putting this out there to help you guys. Yes, this does support 3TB drives. I have 2 x Seagate 3TB ST3000DM001 HDD. I was able to clone these in about 5Hr 20mins. HDD's run hot during this process. Keep them cool. Progress indicators consist of solid & blinking lights. Wish that I didn't have to reference the manual to find out the status of the drives. Progress bar/ETA would be nice for future models. That was the only reason I gave this 4 out of 5. Other than that, this is exactly what I needed. Only tried this out once and it worked just great! I'll see how it is as time goes on and maybe write another review.

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  • john h.
  • 6/11/2013 12:21:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Dock

Pros: Cheap affordable dock, but you get what you pay for.

Cons: You get what you pay for. USB 3.0 never worked correctly from day one. Dock was always a little flaky never seemed to be working quite right.


After less then 1 year it just stopped working.

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  • James O.
  • 5/29/2013 7:13:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood tool.

Pros: Disk Duplication does work. Seems to work even on those pesky hidden partitions. USB 3.0 is the way to go. This tool is a must for techs who do backup and repair work.

Cons: Plug/transformer is big and clunky, and the USB port doesn't feel too sturdy, but haven't had any problems so far. Because it's all in the same unit with only one power button, you must power down the whole thing even if you just want to remove one drive. If source disk has read/write errors the duplication process will stop when it hits a read error- there is no way to tell it to "skip bad sectors".

Other Thoughts: There are two labeled bays: Bay #1 is the source disk, bay #2 is the target disk. Put the source disk in bay 1 and then put the target disk in bay 2 while USB cord is unplugged from computer and then hold down the DB button for 3 seconds and the duplicator will begin copying the source disk to the target. The target disk must be equal to or larger than the source disk to work. If it's smaller nothing happens but an error light. If the target disk is bigger then you will have some unallocated space on the target disk. You can then go into Windows Disk Management and extend-volume to fill out the rest of the disk.

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