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Apricorn Direct Padlock 256-bit 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive A25-PL256-1000 (Grey)


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1 TB (256-bit)
  • Hardware Encrypted Drive with 256-bit AES Encryption
  • Secure pin number access
  • Brute Force Self Destruct
  • Software free design
  • Integrated Cable
  • Compatible with any OS
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Technical Details

Capacity: 1 TB (256-bit)
  • USB Powered

Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB (256-bit)
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 3.2 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005EPNTP4
  • Item model number: A25-PL256-1000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 22, 2011

Product Description

Capacity: 1 TB (256-bit)

1TB Aegis Padlock, Portable USB hard Drive with Pin # access and 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption and integrated cable

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Customer Reviews

Would gladly buy another someday!
yoovee
Able to copy large amounts of files and safely transport them anywhere!
LSpruill
Very good product, extremely lightweight.
Twinky

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By RGrantSmith 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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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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22 of 25 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Claussen on April 8, 2010
Size Name: 320 GB Verified Purchase
I was impressed with this hard drive at first by after 3 weeks the access code wouldn't work because of a product malfunction. Contacted the manufacturer who admitted they have had this same problem in other units. Nothing can be done to access the data. Lost everything! They offered to replace it but I told them forget it, too late now I lost everything I had on it which was quite considerable. I would never buy another one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By V. Roberts on February 11, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB (256-bit) Verified Purchase
I prefer the Apricon series of portable hard drives because they are lighter and smaller than the competition, and always work with USB power only. The Apricorn Padlock drive is a great addition to collection, because it provides very easy to use protection against someone stealing my data if the drive is lost while traveling. The built-in hardware encryption is a snap to use, and does not slow down data transfer, at least as far as I have been able to determine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Platt on February 9, 2011
Size Name: 500 GB (256-bit)
Faster than the BlackArmor I used previously, and more easily portable, since it requires no driver or other software installation. I like the option to have a really long passcode (up to 16 digits), and the way it deals with the possibility of brute force attacks is well worked out. Reviews, here, that complain about the documentation seem odd to me; the drive comes with sufficient printed documentation to get it running, and there's a PDF saved on the disk that provides clear additional instructions.

You have the option to create multiple passwords for different users, so that if you later decide to remove one person (e.g. if an employee leaves a company), you can eliminate that one password while retaining the rest.

The soft case is nice (same as on Apricorn non-encrypted drives). The passcode-entry buttons feel robust, which is just as well, since you're screwed if you can't enter your code. I dropped my drive on the floor and it continued to work.

Price is right, and the device satisfies all my criteria. I bought two, so that I can keep them in separate locations in case of fire or theft.

No utility software is included (such as incremental backup software), but that's fine by me, as I'd rather do it my way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Smedley on March 4, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB (256-bit) Verified Purchase
I love this product. It is truly "plug and play". It is very simple to use and can hold enough data to back up information from several sources. I really appreciate the security this product offers. I would buy it again.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Berman on May 14, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB (256-bit) Verified Purchase
The drive is easy to setup and use. The performance/speed is a little more than half what it should be. That is while transferring large files the sustained speed is below 22 MB/second Whereas a USB port is capable of doing a sustained transfer of around 40 MB/seconds. (Yes, the USB 2.0 specifications say 480 mbs/second (or 60 MB/second) but that does not take into accound the packet overhead.)

The surprise is that it comes with a Y cable that can be used if the device cannot draw enough power from a single USB port. (This is not mentioned on Amazon or in the Quick Start Guide.) Now if you are using the device to transport confidential information between locations and you are going to a new location you have to take along the Y cable in case the device needs two ports on the machine you are going to use. So you have one more loose non standard cable to travel with.
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