Apricorn releases industry’s largest hardware-encrypted storage drive

Aegis Padlock DT FIPS: Up to 18TB of 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB data storage.

Adrian Kingsley Hughes, ZDNet

October 6, 2020

External hard drives are a great backup and portable storage solution, but if they are used to store sensitive data, they can quickly become a huge security headache.

While there is no end of external storage drives that come with software encryption solutions, but there are far from ideal in situations where security is a must.

Not only do you need the encryption/decryption software installed on all the devices you want to hook up the external drive to, but you better hope that there's a version available for the platform you're using. You're probably going to be in luck if you're running the latest version of Windows or Mac, but if you happen to run an older version of an OS, or something more exotic like Linux or Android, or perhaps an embedded system, then a software-based solution is likely to steer you into the tarpits.

This is why I like hardware solutions such as the Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT drive. read full article