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Copying a USB drive without a computer is unlikely. Even a USB duplication device will need to be some sort of computer.
Is it possible to copy or transfer files from one USB drive to another USB drive without a computer? For example, a desktop, a laptop, and so on?
In this excerpt from Answercast #101, I look at the possibility of copying files from one USB drive to another without using a computer.
The pragmatic answer is no. You need something into which you can plug both of the USB drives in order to actually perform the copy operation. That means a computer.
There may very well be duplication devices out there. In other words, devices that are dedicated to the function of copying from one USB device to another. The problem is that ultimately what they are - is a computer!
If that's really important enough to you, I'm sure you can look into USB duplication devices. I know that since some companies actually distribute software on USB devices, they clearly have a way of mass producing them. That involves mass copying from a master copy to a bunch of USB devices.
If that's what you're looking for, I'm sure that kind of stuff exists - but if you're just looking for a way to take a couple of random USB devices that you happen to have and copy from one to the other, you're going to need a computer to actually perform that operation. I'm not aware of any consumer level hardware or equipment that would allow you to do something like that.
(Transcript lightly edited for readability.)
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