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Hardware Encrypted Drive with 256-bit AES Encryption
Secure Pin number Access
Brute Force Self Destruct
Software free design - No admin rights required
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Solid Aluminum Enclosure
Compatible with any OS
TAA Compliant, Made in the USA
Apricorn's Padlock DT is a hardware encrypted USB 3.0 Desktop drive. Simple and easy to use, Padlock DT offers unparalleled security. Additionally, Padlock DT's software free design means it can be deployed without the need for Admin rights and will work with any USB enable operating system. Apricorn DT offers models with your choice of 128-bit or 256-bit AES XTS hardware encryption and authenticates the PIN number via the integrated keypad. Padlock DT ships with a USB 3.0 cable, AC adapter, Quick Start Manual and comes pre-formatted in NTFS Padlock DT can be configured with independent Admin and User PINs. If the User forgets their PIN, the drive can be unlocked using the Admin PIN. Padlock DT also employs a useful drive reset feature that clears all PINs and data, and creates a new randomly generated encryption key, enabling the drive to be redeployed as needed. The unattended Padlock DT can be configured to lock after a pre-determined amount of time. Compatible with most standard security locks, the lock slot enables the drive to be secured to your desk or other permanent fixture. The Aegis Padlock DT uses a three pronged approach to protect against a Brute Force attack. The first step is to deny access until the drive can verify the user PIN. After several incorrect attempts the drive will lock itself, requiring the drive to be plugged in again to input a PIN. This feature blocks automated attempts to hack the PIN numbers. Lastly, after a predetermined number of failed PIN entries, the Padlock DT assumes it is being attacked and will destroy the encryption key and lock itself requiring a total reset to redeploy the drive. In addition to encrypting all of the PINs, data and the encryption key itself, the encryption chip and circuitry of the Aegis Padlock DT are completely protected by a super tough epoxy compound, which is virtually impossible to remove without causing permanent damage to the electronics.
Manufacturers Limited Warranty:1 Year
Microsoft 7, XP, Vista, Mac OS 10.2, Linux
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having used the smaller 1TB externals, this 3TB was a bit different. It is much bigger physically and weighs a lot more - definitely not for slipping in your pocket. It requires an external power supply. While supposed to be USB 3 compatible, it could not be used on the USB 3 ports of two different computers that I had. It did work on the USB 2 ports but there goes the speed advantage. Copying 1TB on USB 2 took a looooong time (over 24 hours).
Update July 2014: I have been using three of the 3TB drives for almost 2 years now on a daily basis. I'm very happy with their performance. In response to a couple other reviewers I've been using USB3 on these since I got them on multiple computers without trouble. I would estimate that I get approximately 80 Mb per second transfer speeds (well beyond USB2 speeds.) In regards to it not being compatible with Windows XP - it's also not compatible with DOS 3.1 (sarcasm intended). The only problems I have experienced are problems that we have with all hard drives -- a few sectors going bad - manageable via chkdsk. I intend to buy more of these in the future.
Original Post Nov 2012: I have owned several Apricorn secured drives. They have always been easy to use and provide the highest level of security. This newest version has even more features. The most important thing to know is that the encryption security is done by the Apricorn electronics. Take the drive out and...
Once the PIN is entered, it acts like any other desktop hard drive. It is a little larger and heavier than my previous desktop drives and runs a little warm. Its performance is excellent though, most likely due to the USB 3 transfer rate.
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