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Price Best Price: $199.00
Best Price: $155.00
Pros
  • Encrypted data protection
  • Simple-to-use keypad design
  • Lightweight, small, quiet
  • eSATA connectivity halves most data transfer times
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Good overall performance
  • Compact size
  • Fast performance
Cons
  • Poor performance in Photoshop tests
  • No FireWire support
  • Requires third-party eSATA cards
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Biometric feature adds considerably to the price tag
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Limited compatibility
  • Not bus-powered
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 A25PLE256640 GR44000   9000106

Storage

Drive size 640.0  GB 8000.0  GB 500.0  GB 2000.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0  RPM   5400.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM
Drive type External External Desktop Hard Disk Drive  
Drives included   2.0 1.0  
Raid type   RAID 0    

Warranty

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

General Features

Bus Powered 1.0 0.0    
Form Factor   3.5-inch    
File System(s) Supported   FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS    

General

Buffer Size 8.0  MB      

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces External SATA-300|USB 2.0 Thunderbolt USB 3.0  
Serial ATA External SATA-300      
USB 2.0 Yes      

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    

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  

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