The fine people at CNET's Crave blog always find the strangest things, and this adds to our growing archive of wacky-but-useful USB devices.
The Virtual Console "USB Flash Drive Duplicator" can make digital copies of 60 -- that's right, as in six-oh -- 1GB drives in just over 2 minutes. Do the math -- that's a maximum duplication speed of 5.6 MB per second per port, or 336 MB per second for the whole machine. According to Slippery Brick, this kind of performance makes it the fastest device of its kind. It's a geek's digital equivalent of high noon in the Wild West.
To boot, the duplicator can encrypt files with 128-bit AES encryption as they're being duplicated and create a unique key for each one. If you have more than 60 friends that you want to share with, IP Multicast duplication can allow for control of multiple duplicators. And you could stack 100 of these machines before you hit the max.
Talk about the perfect device for IT, eh?
The machine retails for $7,999.00. Start savin' yer pennies, cowboy.