Aegis Padlock DT FIPS

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Aegis Padlock DT FIPS – USB 3.0 Desktop Drive

The Padlock DT FIPS delivers ultimate data security in a variety of storage capacities. AES XTS 256-bit hardware encryption, onboard keypad PIN authentication, and USB 3.2 (3.0) data transfer speeds. The device’s PINs and Data remain encrypted while the drive is in use. The Padlock DT FIPS works with Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and Chrome. It also works well in places where software-based encrypted devices can’t, like embedded systems, diagnostic machines, and storage file systems. Its firmware is locked down, preventing any modifications, making it immune to malware attacks like BadUSB.

FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated Encryption | On-the-Fly 100% Hardware-Based Encryption | Software-Free Setup and Operation | Cross-Platform Compatible | Host-Free Onboard Keypad Authentication

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Size: 2TB – 18TB

Why Aegis Padlock DT FIPS

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Featuring AegisWare™

The heart and soul of every Apricorn Secure Device, AegisWare is our patent-protected firmware combined with the industry’s most advanced feature set. Aegis Configurator compatible, the windows-Based App that quickly sets up multiple devices simultaneously.

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FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Inside

NIST FIPS 140 is the cryptography standard program required by the US federal government for the protection of sensitive data. The Aegis Fortress’s FIPS 140-2 Level 2 HDD encryption validation encompasses both the Fortress’s physical tamper-resistant features as well as its identity-based authentication.

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Polymer-Coated Keypad

Drive is unlocked by entering a PIN on the keypad. By excluding the host system from the authentication process, the embedded keypad defeats all hardware and software key logging attempts. The polymer-coated prevents revealing the commonly used buttons.

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Two Read-only Modes

Admin control global, all-access settings and User control individual settings. Universal Read Only is set by the admin and can’t be modified or disabled only by the admin. The second read-only mode can be set and disabled by a user but can also be enabled or disabled by the admin.

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Separate Admin and User Mode

Admin (Device Configuration) and User Access. Admin and User PINs are separate on the Aegis Fortress L3. The Admin mode controls the device’s universal programmable settings and requires the Admin PIN. The User mode can only read/write, unlock/lock external drives. The admin PIN can also access the drive’s data in User mode.

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Admin & User Forced Enrollment

During setup, a unique PIN must be created. Before using or writing to the Fortress L3, or any other Apricorn secure drive, the admin must create a complex, unique PIN. A second user PIN can be generated to access the device’s data. This PIN can be set up by the admin during initial configuration, or by the intended user prior to using the device.

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Data Recovery PINs

Restores access to drive by requiring user enrollment. It is possible for an admin to re-enrol a device in User Forced Enrollment mode if a User PIN is forgotten. It is possible to generate a new User PIN to replace an old one.

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Malware Prevention

All internal componentry is protected from physical tampering with a layer of hardened epoxy, and the firmware is locked down to prevent any modifications making it impervious to malware attacks such as BadUSB.

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Brute-Force Defense

Select the number of consecutive invalid PIN attempts permitted (4-20) before crypto-erase. Your data is safeguarded from physical brute force attacks by a programmable “Brute Force Hack Defense Mechanism” that deletes the encryption key after unsuccessful password entries.

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Unattended Auto Lock

Programmable Length of Time of Inactivity Permitted Before Drive Locks Itself. All Aegis Secure Drives will automatically lock once disconnected from a computer’s USB port or the power to that USB port is interrupted or after a pre-programmed period of inactivity.

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Drive Reset Feature

Reset and re-deploy Apricorn devices. Drive reset clears both the User and Admin PINs, destroys data, creates a new randomly generated encryption key, and allows the drive to be reused indefinitely.

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Self-Destruct PIN

When activated it generates a new PIN to ensure data security when the device’s physical security is compromised. it erases the drive’s contents but leaves it in working order and ready to deploy.


Data Transfer Rate USB 3.2 – up to 5 Gbps
Power Supply 12V AC Adapter
Buffer Size 8 MB
Interface Super Speed USB 3.2 gen 1 (Backwards compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1)
Average seek time 12 ms
Shock (non-operating) 1000G 1ms
Shock (operating) 300G 2ms
Dimensions and Weight 4.5” X 7.2” X 1.5”   3lbs, 1.6oz.
Warranty 3 year limited
Approvals FIPS 140-2 LEVEL 2 (certification #3944), FCC & CE
Certification Policies Click here for Security Policies
ECCN   / HTS / Cage Code 5A992.c / 8471.70.2000 / 3VYK8

Apricorn Products

Apricorn’s portable USB storage devices are unique in the data security field in that they all employ a 100% hardware-centric approach void of software involvement in any of the processes. All authentication and encryption functions take place fully within the devices, and no critical security parameters are ever shared with their host computer.

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