- Mac Compatible
- USB Powered
Apricorn Aegis Padlock 500 GB USB 2.0 256-bit Encrypted Portable External Hard Drive A25-PL256-500 (Grey)
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- 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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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).
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works well, but there is problem, if you are not active it's shuts down in 10 minutes, then you have eject and start to sign on again.Published 4 months ago by Ioan Molnar
Great option to carry or maintain confidential documents. Works exactly as described. Great design.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pros + good keypad
+ simple operation
+ basic operation document included, more documentation available online
+ includes Y cable often needed to give adequate... Read more
And safe. Perfect for keeping your private stuff private. And your business files safe. Very practical piece of equipment for any busy life.Published on August 1, 2013 by Brian Richmond
Just looking through my old Amazon purchases, I see that I had failed to review the Apricorn 500 GB 256-bit encrypted hard drive I purchased in early 2010. Read morePublished on May 28, 2013 by Mike M
I have carried Apricorn products for over 3 years now. I much prefer Hardware encryption to Software systems for interoperability and reliability reasons. (So does NSA). Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This device was PERFECT for what I needed it for! Able to copy large amounts of files and safely transport them anywhere!Published on January 21, 2013 by LSpruill
The Apricorn Padlock drive makes it easy for me to travel with the important data I need for work. It's ease of just plug in and access data after punching in a secure code makes... Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by John J. Talarico
This is a solid, and reliabel portable hard drive that is perfect for transporting sensitive data. Have been using this drive for a little more than a year on a nearly daily... Read morePublished on August 18, 2012 by PhoenixMDZ