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Price Best Price: $280.00
Best Price: $249.00
Pros
  • Fast transfer rates
  • Multiple connection options
  • Slim form factor
  • Fast USB 3.0 speeds
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Good overall performance
Cons
  • Unhelpful Desktop Manager app
  • Cumbersome stand setup
  • Small drive capacity
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • 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

Storage

Drives included 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0
Drive size 3000.0  GB   8000.0  GB 500.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0  RPM     5400.0  RPM
Drive type External Desktop   External Desktop Hard Disk Drive
Raid type     RAID 0  

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 3.0|eSATA USB 3.0 Thunderbolt USB 3.0
Firewire FireWire 400|FireWire 800      
Serial ATA eSATA      
USB 3 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     FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS  

Case

Internal Drive Bays 1.0      

Dimensions

Width   5.0  inches    
Depth   3.1  inches    
Height   0.4  inches    
Weight   0.4  pounds    

Hardware

Installation Kit Hardware      

Pricing

Part Number     GR44000  

Performance

Firewire 800 Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

71.6      
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

77.6      
Write 10GB File

MB per second

82.4      
Read 10GB File

MB per second

87.3      
Low Memory Photo Editing

Seconds

50.0      
Write Video Files

MB per second

70.3      
Read Video Files

MB per second

85.1      

USB 2.0 Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

30.5      
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

38.0      
Write 10GB File

MB per second

32.5      
Read 10GB File

MB per second

39.8      
Low Memory Photo Editing

Seconds

76.0      
Write Video Files

MB per second

31.5      
Read Video Files

MB per second

38.3      

USB 3.0 Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

77.3 184.0   104.0
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

76.7 356.6   104.0
Write 10GB File

MB per second

81.4 192.5   106.0
Read 10GB File

MB per second

105.1 452.4   106.0
Low Memory Photo Editing

Seconds

45.0      
Write Video Files

MB per second

105.8     102.0
Read Video Files

MB per second

117.2     104.0

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