Question Is there a device that allows copying one SATA drive to two others without using a PC?

Involute

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Just as it says in the title. I'm gearing up to shoot a lot of video for the first time and I'd like to use one SSD (drive 1) to record straight from the camera, one (drive 2) to copy drive 1 to at the end of the day, and one (drive 3) to backup drive 2. Of course, I could copy drive 1 to drive 2 via a PC and then repeat for drive 3, but it would be faster if I could copy 1 to 2 and 3 simultaneously. Better still would be to do it independently of the PC so all the copying doesn't bog it down for doing other things. Thanks.
 

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There are some dock stations that will do a clone from A to B all by itself.
Never used one, so can't comment on the functionality. But they do exist.

From the PC, copying to 2 drives at the same time is faster than doing 1 at a time.
A good USB hub, copy...

How will these drives be connected?
How much data are you looking to copy daily?
 

Involute

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There are some dock stations that will do a clone from A to B all by itself.
Never used one, so can't comment on the functionality. But they do exist.

From the PC, copying to 2 drives at the same time is faster than doing 1 at a time.
A good USB hub, copy...

How will these drives be connected?
How much data are you looking to copy daily?
Thanks for the reply. I'll be backing up about 2TB/drive/day. Didn't think of a hub, so that would handle the two drives simultaneously (my laptop only has two USB 3.0 ports). Think I'll still look into a cloning station, out of curiosity.
 

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