Aegis Padlock 3.0 is one of the strongest and most secure external hard drive that you can find in the market. We have seen quite a lot of portable hard drive in the market with software encryption, but I believe that is a child play for hacker to get through the security code. Hardware encrypted storage is always better and with extra 256-bit AES encryption system, the storage is definitely hackproof (unless the hacker has some type of super computer to crack the codes).
Aegis Padlock USB 3.0 is exactly the storage device that I was talking about. It has large 1TB storage (many options available starting from 128GB to 1.5TB), hardware encyption, choosable 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption system, as well as a hard button for entering the combination key to unlock the storage.
Another plus point for this device is the super speed USB 3.0 connection. It’s not something running at 480mbps anymore, but up to 6Gbps. It’s ten times faster than USB 2.0 interface, making file transferring a snap!
However, you can still use this this secure storage on your PC, even there is no USB 3.0 port. Aegis PadLock 3.0 is completely backward compatible with USB 2.0 and the older USB 1.1 standard.
“The Aegis Padlock 3.0 also employs a useful drive reset feature, which can be implemented with a unique command. This clears all PINs and data, and creates a new randomly generated encryption key, enabling the drive to be reset and redeployed as many times as needed. In addition to encrypting all of the PINs, data and the encryption key itself, the Aegis Padlock adds another barrier between a between your data and a hacker. The encryption chip and circuitry of the Aegis Padlock are completely protected by a super tough epoxy compound, which is virtually impossible to remove without damaging the drive.”
Aegis Padlock USB 3.0 portable hard drive is available for $249.99 at Amazon. There is a 10% discount at the time of writing this article.