Apricorn 4TB Aegis Padlock DT USB 3.0 External Desktop Drive

BH #APADT3PL4000 • MFR #ADT-3PL256-4000
Apricorn 4TB Aegis Padlock DT USB 3.0 External Desktop Drive
Key Features
  • 4TB Capacity
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB 3.0 Interface
  • AES-XTS 256-Bit Hardware Encryption
  • PIN Management
The 4TB Aegis Padlock DT USB 3.0 External Desktop Drive from Apricorn is a secure desktop hard drive with on-the-fly 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption, PIN access, and a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure.
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Apricorn Padlock DT External HDD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption
  • 3Onboard Keypad
  • 4Administrator Mode
  • 5Programmable Minimum PIN Length
  • 6Admin and User Forced Enrollment
  • 7One-Time Recovery PINs
  • 8Brute Force Protection
  • 9Two Read-Only Modes
  • 10Self-Destruct PIN
  • 11Auto-Lock Feature
  • 12Lock-Override Mode
  • 13Drive Reset Feature
  • 14Software-Free Design
  • 15Lock Slot
  • 16USB 3.1 Gen 1 / 3.0 Interface
  • 17Aegis Configurator Compatible
  • 18LED Flicker Button Confirm
  • 19Additional Features

The 4TB Aegis Padlock DT USB 3.0 External Desktop Drive from Apricorn is a secure desktop hard drive with on-the-fly 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption, PIN access, and a heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure.

The plug-and-play Aegis Padlock DT desktop drive boasts brute-force protection, the ability to wipe itself via a self-destruct PIN, and forced administrator and user enrollment. Its administrator feature allows enrollment of up to four unique user PINs and one administrator PIN, making it ideal for collaboration. The Padlock DT also features a wear-resistant keypad and a lock slot for additional security.

Military Grade FIPS PUB 197 Validated Encryption

Featuring 256-bit hardware encryption, the desktop drive seamlessly encrypts all data on the fly, keeping your data safe even if the hard drive is removed from its enclosure.

Onboard Keypad

Unlock the drive with your own unique six- to sixteen-digit Personal Identity Number (PIN). No security parameters are shared with host.

Administrator Mode

Allows for one administrator to set parameters for PIN management, read-only, auto-lock, self-destruct, lock-override, and brute force protection.

Programmable Minimum PIN Length

For added PIN length and enhanced security, minimum PIN length requirement can be increased from 6 characters up to the maximum of 16.

Admin and User Forced Enrollment

With no default factory pre-set PINs, the Admin and (if desired) the initial user must each first establish a unique PIN to access the drive.

One-Time Recovery PINs

In the event that a user PIN is forgotten, up to 4 one-time PINs can be programmed to permit access to the drive's data.

Brute Force Protection

After a predetermined number (programmable; up to 20) of incorrect PIN entry attempts, the Padlock DT will conclude that it is under brute-force attack and will respond by performing a crypto-erase, deleting the encryption key and rendering all of the key's data useless.

Two Read-Only Modes

Perfect for accessing data on the key in a public setting to protect against USB viruses. Particularly important in forensics, read-only mode is ideal for applications that require data to be preserved in its original, unaltered state and can't be overwritten or modified. The Padlock DT has two read-only modes. One is set by the administrator and can't be modified or disabled by anyone else. The second read-only mode can be set and disabled by a user but can also be overridden by the administrator.

Self-Destruct PIN

Defends against physically compromising situations by erasing the drive's contents, leaving it in normal working order and to appear as if it has yet to be deployed.

Auto-Lock Feature

Locks automatically whenever it's unplugged from its powered USB port, and is further programmable to lock after a predetermined period of inactivity.

Lock-Override Mode

Designated for specific cases in which the drive needs to remain unlocked, such as during reboot, passing the drive through a virtual machine, or other similar situations that would normally prompt the Padlock DT to automatically lock. When enabled, Lock-Override Mode allows the drive to remain unlocked through USB port re-enumeration and will not re-lock unless power is interrupted.

Drive Reset Feature

Allows the drive to be cleared and redeployed. Capable of generating an infinite number of randomly generated encryption keys, the Aegis Padlock DT can be reset as many times as desired.

Software-Free Design

The cross-platform Aegis Padlock DT requires no software to set up or operate, making it ideal for corporate deployments.

Lock Slot

Compatible with standard security locks, the Aegis Padlock DT's lock slot enables the drive to be secured to your desk or other permanent fixture for an added layer of physical security.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 / 3.0 Interface

Compatible with most computer USB ports or USB devices. Capable of data transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 1 is synonymous with USB 3.0.

Aegis Configurator Compatible

Create custom profiles and mass configure multiple Padlock DTs in seconds with Apricorn's Aegis Configurator/Powered Hub bundle.

LED Flicker Button Confirm

Indicates positive button entry with visual LED confirmation.

Additional Features

  • Wear-resistant keypad
  • Heat-dissipating aluminum enclosure
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs
  • UPC: 708326913683

    Apricorn Padlock DT External HDD Specs

    Storage Capacity4 TB
    Connection1 x USB 3.2 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB Type-B)
    Encryption256-Bit XTS-AES
    Internal Drive
    TypeHard Disk Drive
    Buffer8 MB
    External Enclosure
    Security FeaturesPassword Protection
    DC Input Power12 VDC
    Dimensions (L x W x H)4.5 x 7.2 x 1.5" / 11.4 x 18.3 x 3.8 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight3.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.8 x 7.9 x 3.3"

    Apricorn Padlock DT External HDD Reviews

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    can the password be changed on the Apricorn 3T Aegis drive? If so, how?
    Asked by: Carl B.
    Yes. Directions can be found on pages 10-11 of the user manual. http://bit.ly/1CJGxIx
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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