Does Renting Aleratec Equipment Make Sense for Your Company?

Companies with less frequent duplication and tablet deployment requirements now have the option of renting.

Regardless of industry, most businesses have to purchase copiers, printers, computers and other tangible equipment at some point. When such assets are used regularly over long periods at a time, owning makes financial sense. The vast majority of Aleratec customers purchase our equipment because they duplicate/sanitize hard disk drives, USB flash drives and optical discs on a regular basis. But what if you’re only going to use the equipment occasionally or even just once? For these customers, Aleratec now offers a cost-effective technology rental program for many of its most popular and powerful products.

So, when does it make sense to rent versus buy?
USB duplicator, HDD duplicator, DVD/CD duplicator

You only occasionally need to duplicate drives
: Before now, if you perform software upgrades once every couple of years or have a one-time job to copy a few thousand USB flash drives to be handed out at a trade show, you had two options:

1. Invest in equipment that might collect cobwebs for a majority of the time; or
2. Manually duplicate hard drives, flash drives, or CDs/DVDs, a time-consuming task that can take days, even weeks.

Aleratec’s rental program allows you to rent the equipment for a set period of time at an affordable price, then return the equipment when the job is done. You’re able to save time and money while meeting your duplication or sanitization needs.

You want to test out products before you buy
: Perhaps you want to purchase a large-volume HDD duplicator/sanitizer or USB duplicator but are unsure of whether or not the unit meets your specific technical requirements. With the rental program you can take the product on a test drive before you make the investment. This way you’ll know you’re purchasing the right product for your company’s needs.

Technology is used at off-site events
: Tablets, smartphones and other USB-charged devices are now critical tools at tradeshows, live shows, training seminars, etc., but keeping track of these devices, securing them from theft as well as charging and syncing can be a chaotic proposition. For such occurrences, the Aleratec rental program includes our portable device management products including portable charging station as well as our heavy-duty all-metal, lockable charge and sync tablet cabinet.

Pros and Cons – Buying versus Renting
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Products on the Rental Menu

As a member of the International Technology Rental Association (ITRA), Aleratec offers:
• HDD duplicators that can manage large system refresh cycles
• Adapters for Compact Flash, mSATA SSDs and other media
• USB flash drive duplicators to quickly clone up to 31 USB flash drives at a time
• Charge/sync cabinets and stations for secure and efficient tablet deployment
• Blu-ray/DVD/CD tower duplicators

To see more details about our rental program, go to

This blog was written and posted by Perry Solomon, President & CEO of Aleratec, Inc.

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