Storage devices’ manufacturer Apricorn today announced the expansion of its Apricorn suite of hardware encrypted portable drives with the new Aegis Padlock Pro. According to the manufacturer, the Padlock Pro boasts of the latest in speed and security.
The Aegis Padlock Pro features multiple connectivity options in the form of a standard eSATA port, a traditional USB port and the latest eSATA/USB Combo port. Available in both traditional HDD and modern SSD versions, the eSATA port of the drive can transfer data at up to 90MB/sec with HDDs while reaching up to 219MB/sec for SSDs.
Designed to be compact and easy-to-use, the Padlock Pro sports a simple yet elegant keypad, which provides software-free setup for the unique PIN necessary to unlock data stored on the drive. Real-time 256-bit AES encryption ensures no one can access the data without the PIN. A built-in Administrator feature allows the creation and enrollment of up to ten unique user IDs, all controlled by one administrator account.
The hard drive has been shock-mounted to ensure complete safety with durability and speed. Apricorn has made the Aegis Padlock Pro compatible with all major operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux. The drive comes with a three year warranty and is available in storage capacities from 128GB up to 640GB.
The Aegis Padlock Pro from Apricorn is available with online retailers and also through the manufacturer’s website in both HDD and SSD versions. Pricing for the 250GB, 500GB and 640GB HDD models is $129, $169, and $199 respectively, while the 128GB and 256GB SSD models are priced at $419 and $799 respectively.
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