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3.0 out of 5 stars Great encrypted portable drive but fragile, April 19, 2011
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This review is from: Apricorn Aegis Padlock Pro 750 GB USB 2.0 and eSATA 256-Bit AES Encrypted Portable External Hard Drive A25-PLe256-750 (Black) (Personal Computers)
PRO: The Aegis Padlock Pro is a great device for storing large amounts of secure data. The keypad makes it easy to unlock the drive. My computer doesn't have an eSATA connection. However, the USB 2.0 transfers data at a reasonable speed. I moved over 150GB of files from another external drive to this one in only a few minutes.

CON: The drive worked great for a few weeks. Then I accidentally knocked it off the table where it was sitting next to my laptop. The drive never hit the floor because the USB cable caught it. However, it would no longer work. Aegis support offered to replace it. However, I had some very sensitive data on it and could not possibly send it back to them. So, I had to destroy it.
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Initial post: Feb 15, 2012 6:47:54 PM PST
Peter Sale says:
I understand about keeping secure your sensitive data. That is, after all, why one would purchase such a drive as this. However, if the drive no longer works, AND all the data was correctly encrypted, then what harm could you suffer by returning a broken drive to Apricorn? Even if the manufacturer was able to get the drive working again, they would not be able to disable encryption without your code?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 5:00:47 AM PST
William says:
One of the members of my staff is a nationally recognized expert in computer security and data encryption. He assured me that Aegis could easily access the data since the encryption is based only on a six-digit numeric code.
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