updated 02:15 am EDT, Thu April 26, 2012
Available up to 1TB, 256 bit AES encryption
Apricorn, designer of data security products has launched a new version of its Aegis Padlock drive series- the Aegis Padlock 3.0. Now equipped with a USB3 super speed connection, data transfers have increased in speed by up to 500 percent from the previous USB2 version.
The Aegis Padlock 3.0 features a durable onboard alphanumeric keyboard for password entry, AES-XTS 128- or 256-bit hardware encryption of data on the drive, and a driverless design. After five failed attempts at password entry, the drive will not mount without disconnecting and reconnecting the drive to the USB port. Once the user-configurable maximum number of failed attempts has been reached, the drive deletes the encryption key rendering all stored data useless.
The Aegis Padlock is compatible with Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems. While backwards-compatible with USB1.1 and USB2 ports, maximum data throughput on the drive will only be attained if the drive is connected to a USB3 port. Drive capacities are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB with models boasting 128- or 256-bit AES encryption. Prices range from $170 for the 250GB 128-bit encrypted drive to $249 for the 1TB 256-bit encrypted model. The Aegis Padlock 3.0 is available now.