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Apricorn Aegis Padlock 500 GB USB 2.0 256-bit Encrypted Portable External Hard Drive A25-PL256-500 (Grey)


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500 GB (256-bit)
  • Hardware Encrypted Drive - Real-time 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive
  • Bus powered - Bus powered from standard USB Port
  • Administrator Password feature
  • Integrated USB cable
  • Worry free 3 year warranty
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Technical Details

Capacity: 500 GB (256-bit)
  • Mac Compatible
  • USB Powered

Product Details

Capacity: 500 GB (256-bit)
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 3.2 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002LE8CJE
  • Item model number: A25-PL256-500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2009

Product Description

Capacity: 500 GB (256-bit)

Looking for an effortless way to secure your data on the go? Apricorn’s Aegis Padlock Secure USB Drive with 256-bit hardware encryption provides the ultimate in data protection whether at the office, home or on the road. Ideal for workplace environments or business travel, the Aegis Padlock’s easy-to-use keypad and software free, cross compatible design enables you to access the drive with your own unique PIN. Featuring seamless real-time encryption, keeping your data safe even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure, the Aegis Padlock’s robust, shock mounted design and integrated USB cable is ideal for securing data on the fly. Real-time 256-bit hardware encryption; PIN Access;Integrated USB cable; Shock mounted, portable design; Software free design - Perfect for Corporate deployments; Setup takes just minutes; Compatible with any OS;

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Also, I can bring all my data to work now and access all my files all the time.
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Customer service is quick to respond, but they could not come with with solutions other than replacements.
J. Streit
The interface is very easy to use for setting your initial password and later changing it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By J.C. on January 19, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB
I actually purchased this drive in an effort to beat the encryption. I thought if the drive was stolen by somebody they could reset the drive and use a data recovery program to recover the data. I was wrong. When reset, the data remains forever encrypted and unaccessible (when you reset the drive, nothing is visible on the drive). Most crooks would be too stupid to think of this anyway. I had a large external hard drive hanging around on the floor near my computer, the kind that required a power chord. I realized that any crook who broke into my apartment would have easy access to my data if they stole my drive. So I put all that data onto this Padlock drive and placed the old hard drive [as backup] in my safe. Now I just leave this drive, which to a crook might just look like a Keyboard Keypad or calculator, lying around. If it gets stolen- I'm out the $100 I spent on it, but I don't have to worry about them accessing my data. Also, I can bring all my data to work now and access all my files all the time. Even though this thing is USB powered, there really isn't any noticeable difference in speed between that any my 7200 rpm external hard drive. I love how small and convenient this thing is. I would highly recommend it. Just make sure to have a good password.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Richard G. Smith MD on November 22, 2009
Size Name: 500 GB (256-bit) Verified Purchase
Have tried in the past to utilize USB keys to transport confidential data with various encryption methods. The easier methods required admin rights on the host computers. The IT people at one of the hospitals have made the software impossible to use. The PADLOCK has bypassed this problem very well and with great improvement in read/write speed. Very easy to use and in a form which is convenient to carry. Nicely constructed. Would recommend for physicians where data confidentiality is imperative.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By GStar on December 20, 2009
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Received his item within 5 days. plugged it in and it immediately goes to work. Use it for backing up my entire computer HDD. Now I don;t have to back up on DVD's or CD's. Setting the keypad password is a bit awkward but not difficult. I am extremely happy I got this product. Thanks Apricorn for a fine product.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By WichacpiHoskila VINE VOICE on May 28, 2010
Size Name: 320 GB Verified Purchase
This drive does work like it says: strong encryption (128 is enough), well-built, and fairly easy to use.

Here are the comments that buyers should consider: the drive does not include an owner's manual, which is weird because one exists--I found it online at the company website. It includes a single-sheet instruction for setting passwords. I had no problem doing this, but then became baffled when I was done using the drive and wanted to re-lock it. It seems nobody had bothered to demonstrate this...not the instruction sheet, not the youtube product videos, not even the manual. They go as far as showing you how to unlock and use the drive, but leave it to the user to figure out the rest. There isn't a "lock" button, for example. You have to eject the drive (using the clumsy "eject secure drive" function in Windows, or drag-and-eject in Mac), and then physically unplug the drive USB. when you re-plug it, it's locked (and my Mac responds to the drive every time with the "unrecognized hardware: initialize, eject, or ignore" popup). You could simply eject the drive and leave it physically plugged, too, but again--nobody tells you this. You have to figure it out for yourself.

The drive is moderately fast, but not blazing. It doesn't feel flimsy, and the buttons seem well-constructed (I was worried they'd be cheap and might make drive use clumsy, but they're not).
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Brown on February 21, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I bought this drive less than 10 months ago. So far the password has reset itself twice. Without any warning or provocation. The external drive worked fine when it worked. But if the password changes for whatever reason which mine just did for the second time, you're SOL. You have to reset the drive and reformat. Useless. Shutdown the computer last night, disconnected the working drive, plugged it in this morning, entered the password, doesn't recognize it anymore and hence cannot access the data.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Steve on December 23, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB (256-bit) Verified Purchase
I bought one of these less than a year ago and suddenly it quit accepting my user password and the admin password. Same passwords that had been on the device since I first set it up. As a result I lost everything that had not been backed up. With the reliability of disks these days, I am not too conscientious about doing backups so that was quite a bit of data. Usually you have to worry about a disk going bad, but with the Padlock you also get to worry about the Padlock firmware malfunctioning too. Support could not help, and the only recourse was to reset and reformat it.
Bottom line: Be aware that all the data on the Padlock could become inaccessible at any time. I was able to reset it and it is usable again now, but I lost everything that was on it. I will never be able to trust it again.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By D. Gregg on December 23, 2010
Size Name: 640 GB Verified Purchase
I liked how the encryption worked on this drive. Because it was on a keypad there was no external software I had to work with, just plug in the drive, type in the password, and access the data. Very simple and straight forward.

Unfortunately the drive stopped working after only two weeks. I believe the drive itself failed because I could still enter the password but the drive would never be recognized by the computer I was working on. I tried it on three different computers before having the I.T. person at work look at it. He said the drive was dead and there was no (reasonable) way to recover the data.

Udate: I am now using a Satechi Lockdown case, which has a keypad like the Aegis, and it works great. You buy the case and then select your own (high quality) disk drive to install in it.
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