IT departments, educational institutions, law enforcement, government agencies and businesses of all types live and thrive on data. From financial analysis to tracking parts in the warehouse, we are gathering information to help inform decisions, improve on operations and respond more proactively to customers.  Having the confidence to adequately access, duplicate and protect company data is closely tied with business continuity.

Data duplication for all business operations

Data replication is a critical component of data duplication in industries where writing the exact set of files to multiple pieces of equipment equates to delivering reliable, consistent and high-quality end products. This can include gaming systems, PCs or laptops and slot machines as well as automotive systems and imaging, information or entertainment content in commercial airliners and other public transportation.

For organizations that manage large numbers of computers, laptops and notebooks for internal personnel as well as for field employees, consistency in data content across all units is imperative in properly managing IT needs. Many such organizations, like government agencies, school systems and large enterprises, all incorporate custom-tailored systems and apps that need to be propagated across their distribution chain. Using a duplicator is a practical solution to accomplish this task, versus having to handle each unit individually.  In addition, the duplicator or imager can confirm that each operation was successful before moving on to the next batch.

And from a business continuity perspective, let’s face it… data storage devices get corrupted, there are events that could compromise data and sometimes hardware just takes a dive. It’s in these critical moments that a reliable disk duplicator system is of paramount importance. Data duplication is a vital means to ensure you have access not only to your company’s information, but to the right means to properly restore data, improve recovery time and get operations up and running again quickly.

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Eliminate doubt with advanced technologies

A large-scale investment in computer technology means maximizing the use of that equipment throughout the organization.  At some point there is likely the need to “wipe” a substantial quantity of drives for re-use. To meet the stringent regulations that protect personal data and uphold privacy laws (HIPAA, DoD, etc.), companies need to ensure that no “old” data remains on any of the drives before the units are repurposed.  A disk duplicator with bulk wiping capabilities provides the means to quickly and completely clear out any drive data for companies that refurbish older laptops and desktop units.

Whatever business or service a company provides, data is at the heart of its operations. As the industry moves towards these faster and easier-to-use systems, hard drives and conventionally packaged SSDs will be outpaced by newer technologies that are more cost-effective and duplicate at much higher speeds, such as M.2 NVMe drives, meaning disk duplication will continue to play a significant role in the IT data management landscape.

Build a strong data duplication strategy

Hard disk duplication and cloning differs from cloud-based or software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools, serving to ensure a physical, and exact, copy of a drive or operating system that can be used for archival purposes, as a point-in-time restore or to offload information from an existing system to free up resources. This type of data duplication is ideal for offices and institutions with larger, ever-growing datasets and ensures that a company maintains the rights and easy access to its own information.

Many businesses employ a hybrid model with a tiered backup infrastructure to ensure better data continuity, where real-time data is stored in the cloud, yet a hard disk duplication system is in place, as well. The disk cloning and duplication systems are often part of a company’s disaster recovery plan, since hard disk duplication ensures access to physical copies of individual units (laptops, mobile devices, etc.) as well as larger, server-based systems in the event of a data breech or a large-scale outage.

But disk duplication can also ensure that older data is not lost, as new data comes in and overwrites legacy data, which can be the case, depending on the capacity allocated in a cloud-based system.  On-site, physical duplication provides quick access to partitions of data, as well, depending on what information needs to be accessed…whether it be a piece of a data archive, a snapshot or full disk replication.

Meet changing data demands with flexible solutions

How data is used in an organization, and what type of data is needed, changes over time. Older data may need to be stored for year-over-year comparisons or to meet regulatory, compliance or audit requirements.  Data, content and system apps need to be managed cohesively, with the ability to coordinate mass updates of exact datasets across multiple systems.

Being prepared for anything your organization may require, from short term and long term data access to business recovery and mass-scale infrastructure updates, means having reliable on-site tools to back up and clone the vast amounts of data that is critical to running your business.


When selecting a data duplicator, consider the ways in which you’ll need to access your data now and in the future. Different duplication technologies help you achieve different results, and a hard drive duplicator has many advantages, like helping restore a computer to an earlier operating system (OS) by cloning information stored on an alternate drive, allowing it to start up at an earlier OS upon restoration and reboot.

Also evaluate the necessary reporting and validation measures.  Up-to-date data duplication systems will log and audit their processes, allowing you to see exactly what has taken place, and when, during the cloning or duplication process. If data security is a concern, make sure your system includes encryption technology, as well.

Data duplication for every industry

Today’s disk duplicators offer the speed, cost and capacity to handle large-scale enterprise data needs.  At JMR/ICS, we have a versatile set of technologies for IT professionals, including handheld hard drive duplicators, industrial duplicators for large volume jobs, low cost duplicators and medium sized units.

Our products are capable of cloning data from a master drive to multiple target drives at speeds of up to 94.5 GB per minute. These hard drive duplicators tackle many different interfaces, including IDE, SATA, SAS, USB, SCSI, 1394, FC, NVMe M.2, etc.  We develop and manufacture products that can source a drive’s data as a mirror or utilize Intelligent Acquisition for specified files and an overall reduction in copying time.