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CRU-DataPort Boosts Speed of Award-Winning ToughTech® Duo Portable RAID Storage System

‘No Brainer’ ToughTech Duo 3SR Adds USB 3.0, Lowers Price

— June 5, 2012 — CRU-DataPort is now shipping the ToughTech Duo 3SR, which adds USB 3.0 to the award-winning ToughTech series of storage drives popular with photographers and those who need easy-to-use, reliable storage for images, video, and other important data, as well as for backup or mobile data acquisition. The new ToughTech Duo 3SR portable RAID storage system works with two 2.5" notebook or solid state drives and simplifies data redundancy by writing the same information in real time to both drives with easy-to-configure RAID.

ToughTech Duo 3SR distinguishes itself with its feature-packed, ruggedized, hand-sized chassis (measuring 6.3 x 3.5 x 1.4 inches, the unit weighs just over a pound and a half). Features include an LCD menu to monitor drive health and configure RAID with intuitive, soft-touch navigation. The all- aluminum ToughTech Duo 3SR stays cool without fans, making the unit extremely quiet. Users can take advantage of the USB 3.0 interface option for the fastest transfer rates without sacrificing flexibility: the ToughTech Duo 3SR also has USB 2.0 or eSATA connections. The unit comes with a multi-country AC power supply, convenient for international travel. A standard Kensington Security Slot is integrated into the ToughTech Duo 3SR chassis, making it easy to add a lock for physical security.

Finger-swappable drives: unique trays make replacing drives in the ToughTech Duo easy and safe – and instant. No tools required. Drives can be quickly handed to colleagues, sent offsite or replaced with new capacity. Alternatively, the ToughTech Duo comes with screws so drives can be fastened down to withstand vibration and shock in extreme environments.

"Resource Magazine voted the original ToughTech Duo QR best in show for reliability at PPE 2011. With the increased speed of USB 3.0 and a lower price point, the ToughTech Duo 3SR is a no brainer for photographers looking for an affordable, transparently reliable, fast RAID back-up solution on location and in studio." Adam Sherwin - Resource Magazine Tech Editor

CRU-DataPort’s secure storage solutions for digital workflow will be on display at ProFusion in Toronto, Canada June 19-20, 2012. CRU-DataPort significantly reduced the price of the intelligently built ToughTech Duo QR and is offering the ToughTech Duo 3SR through CRU-DataPort resellers starting at $349.00 SRP. For more information, please visit or contact CRU-DataPort sales at (800) 260-9800

About CRU-DataPort
Founded in 1986, CRU-DataPort is a pioneer in data security, encryption and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort®, along with Data Express®, RTX™, RAX®, ToughTech® and WiebeTech™ product brands of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education, audio/video production, digital cinema and business markets. CRU-DataPort products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers globally.