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Price Best Price: $160.00
Pros
  • Good copy and duplication speeds
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • Compact size
  • Fast performance
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Good overall performance
Cons
  • Iffy write speeds
  • Poor Photoshop scores
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Limited compatibility
  • Not bus-powered
  • Biometric feature adds considerably to the price tag
At A Glance

The Aegis Bio 3.0 is a hard drive meant for users who want to make sure that their files remain secure, and are willing to pay for it.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 34796 GR44000 9000106  

Storage

Drive size 2000.0  GB 8000.0  GB 2000.0  GB 500.0  GB
Drive type External External Desktop   Hard Disk Drive
Drives included   2.0   1.0
Raid type   RAID 0    
Hard Drive Speed     5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM

Ports and Connections

Firewire FireWire 400|FireWire 800      
Available Interfaces FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 2.0 Thunderbolt   USB 3.0
USB 2.0 Yes      

Warranty

Warranty information 3 Years 3 Years   3 Year Limited
Warranty information 3 Years 3 Years    

General Features

Form Factor 3.5-inch 3.5-inch    
Bus Powered 0.0 0.0    
File System(s) Supported EXT3|FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS    

General

Buffer Size 8.0  MB      

Performance

eSATA Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

  191.7    
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

  149.3    
Write 10GB File

MB per second

  206.2    
Read 10GB File

MB per second

  170.5    
Write Video Files

MB per second

  314.0    
Read Video Files

MB per second

  317.9    

Thunderbolt Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

    128.0  
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

    112.0  
Write 10GB File

MB per second

    174.0  
Read 10GB File

MB per second

    167.0  
Write Video Files

MB per second

    190.0  
Read Video Files

MB per second

    207.0  

USB 3.0 Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

      104.0
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

      104.0
Write 10GB File

MB per second

      106.0
Read 10GB File

MB per second

      106.0
Write Video Files

MB per second

      102.0
Read Video Files

MB per second

      104.0