Although rather rare and far apart, there are certain situations when one might need to duplicate or copy the contents stored onto a memory card, and especially for such situations, Addonics has created the UFMDU duplicator, described by the company as a one-touch, stand-alone solution for duplicating virtually every type of flash media.
What's very interesting to mention about this device right from the start is that it does not require a computer or complex software to operate, since users just insert the flash card to be copied into the “source” reader/writer and any flash card of equal or greater capacity into the “destination flash media slot”, then press the start button and copies are made at up to 133 MB/sec depending on the type of media.
The Addonics duplicator features four physical slots for direct access of Compact Flash, Secure Digital and SDHC, Multi Media Card, and Memory Stick.
With the help of the aforementioned ports, users can duplicate or mix and match 15 types of popular flash media including: Micro SD, Sony M2, Secure Digital and SDHC, mini SD, Multi Media Card (MMC & MMC Plus 4.2), Reduced Size MMC (adapter needed), Memory Stick/Magic Gate, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Compact Flash Type I and Type II, MicroDrive, Smart Media, and xD.
Furthermore, the Universal Flash Duplicator is future-proof, since it's upgradeable to future flash card standards through firmware updates.
The Addonics Universal Flash Duplicator has a MSRP of $299, which is by no means a very small price, but it's most likely worth it, given its enhanced level of versatility, as well as the fact that it doesn't really target endusers, but rather content providers who need to make quick and reliable flash media copies for smart phones, Tablet PCs, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, computers, interactive devices such as kiosks, and other hardware applications.