Apricorn Secure Hard Drives
Aegis Padlock - USB 3.0Encrypted USB 3.0 Hard Drive with PIN Access
- Secure PIN Access
- Integrated USB 3.0 cable - Data transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0
- 256-bit Military Grade AES-XTS Hardware Encryption
- Software-Free Design - No admin rights required
- Compatible with any OS - Windows, Mac & Linux
- Designed and Assembled in the U.S.A.
Portable Security for your Data at the Speed of USB 3.0With real-time AES hardware encryption, software free design and a super speed USB 3.0 connection, you can secure your data faster than ever before.
Looking for an effortless way to secure your data while taking advantage of the fastest USB 3.0 speeds? Look no further than the Aegis Padlock 3.0, the latest and fastest of Apricorn's Secure Drive line. With the same easy-to-use keypad design and software free setup, the Aegis Padlock 3.0 enables you to access the drive with your own unique pin but now at data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.
Utilizes Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption Algorithm
Featuring 256-bit hardware encryption, the Aegis Padlock 3.0 seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive in real-time, keeping your data safe even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure.
Super fast USB 3.0 Connection – Data transfer speeds up to 10X faster than USB 2.0
With a super speed USB 3.0 interface, you can now access your files faster than ever before. The Aegis Padlock 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports.
Software-Free Design – With no admin rights to contend with the Aegis Padlock is a breeze to implement
With no software installation required for setup or operation and the ability to run on any platform, the Aegis Padlock 3.0 provides stress free deployment in corporate environments. The Aegis Padlock can be configured with independent Admin and User PINs. The Administrator Feature allows enrollment of up to five unique User ID’s and one Administrator. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN.
Drive Reset Feature
The Aegis Padlock 3.0 also employs a useful drive reset feature, which can be implemented with a unique command. This clears all PINs and data, and creates a new randomly generated encryption key, enabling the drive to be reset and redeployed as many times as needed.
The unattended Aegis Padlock 3.0 can be configured to lock after a pre-determined amount of time of your choosing. Ideal for protecting your data when you’re away from your desk.
Data at Rest Protection
All data, PINs, and encryption keys are always encrypted while at rest.
Brute Force Self Destruct Feature
The Aegis Padlock uses a three pronged approach to protect against a Brute Force attack. The first step is to deny access to the drive until the drive can verify the user PIN. After several incorrect attempts the drive will lock itself, requiring the drive to be plugged in again to input a PIN. This feature blocks automated attempts to enter PIN numbers. Lastly, after a predetermined number of failed PIN entries, the Padlock assumes it is being attacked and will destroy the encryption key and lock itself, rendering the data useless and requiring a total reset to redeploy the Padlock.
Sealed from Physical Attacks by Tough Epoxy Coating
In addition to encrypting all of the PINs, data and the encryption key itself, the Aegis Padlock adds another barrier between your data and a hacker. The encryption chip and circuitry of the Aegis Padlock are completely protected by a super tough epoxy compound, which is virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the electronics. This barrier prevents a potential hacker from accessing the encryption circuitry and launching a variety of potential attacks.
Wear Resistant Key Pad
Designed with protection in mind, the entire Aegis Padlock family incorporates ‘wear resistant’ keypads to hide key usage and avoid tipping off a potential hacker to the commonly used keys.
Protection against hacker attempts doesn’t stop with Brute Force. Incorporated into the Aegis Padlock’s electronics is Apricorn’s Variable Time Circuit (VTC) technology, working to thwart “timing attacks” aimed at accessing the drive by studying the behavior and infiltrating the Padlock’s electronics.
Compact, Rugged Design – Perfect for taking your data on the road
The Aegis Padlock’s low powered design is perfect for using with notebooks and taking your data on the road. Perfectly pocketable, the Aegis Padlock’s compact, robust design features a 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system, protecting the drive from drops and knocks. The convenient integrated USB 3.0 cable eliminates the need to carry around cords with you and allows you to be connected at the flick of a fingertip.
|Data Transfer Rate||USB 3.0 - up to 5 Gbps|
|Power Supply||100% Bus Powered|
|Interface||Super Speed USB 3.0 (Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1)|
|Average seek time||12 ms|
|Shock - non operating||1000G 1ms|
|Shock - operating||300G 2ms|
|Dimensions||19mm X 84.5mm X 120mm (0.75” X 3.3” X 4.7”) Weight: 6.2oz.|
|Warranty||3 year limited|
|Approvals||FCC & CE|
|System Requirements||Compatible with all Operating Systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux Requires USB port|
|Comments||One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.|
You can use it in one of the following ways:
1) Enter the Admin Mode with 123456 (default administrator password), and then you are able to change the Admin Password OR
2) Create a User Password Directly enter the Secure User Mode with 123456 (default Admin Password) to use the Aegis Padlock.
Starting with Windows 8 and OSX for the Mac, there is a power setting that will attempt to put all drives to sleep to save power.
For the Mac
Open Energy Saver settings (Applications -> System Preferences -> Energy Saver) and uncheck the option “Put hard disks to sleep when possible”.
For Windows 8.0
From the start screen, type “edit power” and choose to edit plan settings. Select the “Change advanced power setting”. Expand the Hard Disk setting and change the setting ("Never" is a good option if the computer does not operate on battery power).
Also Expand the USB setting and change the USB selective suspend setting and change it to “disable”.
For Windows 8.1
There is a known bug in 8.1 where the above settings will not make the desired change. Microsoft has recently competed a fix to resolve this problem that can be found here.