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ECCN: 5A992A and HTS code 8473.50.3000
Aegis Portable 3.0 - The Perfect Blend of Performance, Capacity and Convenience in a Perfectly Portable Package
High Capacity Storage at Superfast USB 3.0 Speeds
Now you don’t have to compromise between capacity and convenience. With the fastest interface on the market and capacities up to 1.5TB, Apricorn’s Aegis Portable 3.0 gives you desktop capacity in a perfectly portable size.
With its integrated USB 3.0 cable, the Aegis Portable is ready when you are, no more forgotten cables! With blazing USB 3.0 speeds you can now access your data faster than ever before. And the Aegis Portable is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so you can connect to any USB port.
The Aegis Portable 3.0 is the ideal hard drive to add additional capacity to your system. Perfect for storing photos, music and video files.
Engineered for people on the go, the Aegis Portable 3.0 comes with everything that you need to take you data with you including an integrated USB 3.0 cable so you can be connected at a flick of a fingertip; a padded travel pouch to protect the drive while traveling; and an auxiliary USB 3.0 Y-cable enabling you to harness the power of two USB ports in the rare instance that additional power is needed.
How much faster is the Aegis Portable USB 3.0?
USB 3.0 provides an enormous speed boost when accessing your data.
The below table compares the real world data speeds of the Aegis Portable USB 2.0 version with both the hard drive and solid state versions of the Aegis Portable 3.0 via a USB 3.0 connection.
Which is best for me - Hard Drive or Solid State Drive?The Aegis Portable 3.0 is available with either a hard drive or a solid state drive and depending on your needs, one will be better suited to your particular requirements.
If a large capacity drive is the most important feature for you, then the Aegis Portable's hard drive version is the one for you. With USB 3.0 this drive has impressive data transfer speeds of over 100 MB/s (compared to 34 MB/s for USB 2.0) and can store a huge number of files.
However, if you are looking for super fast data speeds, then the Aegis Portable solid state version is the one you are looking for. With an over 360% increase in data transfer speeds over its USB 3.0 connection (360 MB/s) this drive takes advantage of an internal SATA III connection to its solid state drive, fully utilizing its solid state performance.
Why use a Solid State Drive?• Data Transfer Rates of 360 MB/s (360% increase over a rotating hard drive)
• 5X Greater Life Expectancy than Premium Rotational Drives
• Works in extreme temperatures
• Freezing temps of 40°F (40°C) below 0
• Searing temps of up to 158°F (70°C)
• Unaffected by high humidity
• Works in 95% humidity at temps under 131°F (55°C)
• Virtually shock and vibration resistant
• Rated to: Shock 1500G/0.5ms, Vibration 20G/20-2000Hz
• With no moving parts, the Aegis Portable SSD is completely silent
Convenient ultra-portable design -- Ideal for travel between home and the office or on trips
Integrated USB 3.0 cable for hassle free connection
PC and Mac compatible
100% Bus powered -- no AC adapter required -- EVER!
Ideal for Moving Files -- Excellent for synchronizing data between desktop and notebook computers
High capacity hard drive -- store your entire music collection, videos & files
Worry free 3 year warranty
Aegis Portable 3.0 with integrated USB 3.0 cable
Soft travel pouch
Auxiliary USB 3.0 Y-cable
Quick Start Guide
|Data Transfer Rate||USB 3.0 - up to 5 Gbps|
|Power Supply||100% Bus Powered|
|Interface||Super Speed USB 3.0 (Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1)|
|RPM||5400 RPM Hard Drive or SATA III Solid State Drive|
|Average seek time||12 ms (hard drive) | 0.1 ms (solid state drive)|
|Shock - non operating||1000G 1ms|
|Shock - operating||300G 2ms|
|Dimensions||19mm X 84.5mm X 120mm (0.75” X 3.3” X 4.7”) Weight: 6.2oz.|
|Warranty||3 year limited|
|Approvals||FCC & CE|
|System Requirements||Compatible with all Operating Systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux Requires USB port|
|Comments||One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.|
ECCN: 5A992A and HTS code 8473.50.3000
Yes. The Aegis three is a USB 3.0 device, but it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 , 1.1 and USB 1.
If you drive disappears when writing to it, it may be drawing to much current for your USB port or hub. Try adding the “Y” cable for additional power from a different USB port.
It has not been added to Microsoft’s approved list, but the drive will work well for this application.
USB speed will be affected by a variety of factors (USB type – 1, 2 or 3, Host controller, Driver version, hard drive read/write speeds, Operating System).
On average, if using a USB 3.0 port, speeds should be from 80+ MB/s for a newer rotating drive and 250+ MB/s for a newer SSD version.
If you are experiencing lower than expected speeds, check to make sure you have the latest host controller driver available. If you are getting considerably less, make sure that you are plugged into a USB 3 port. USB 3 ports use a blue center contact.