Apricorn has launched the
Aegis Mini, a new Mac and Windows-compatible external hard disk drive that uses a 1.8-inch drive mechanism. It’s available starting at $159.
The Aegis Mini connects to a computer using USB 2.0 or FireWire, and uses Hitachi’s C4K60 “Slim” hard disk drive mechanism. It features a shock mounting system and weighs 3.5 ounces.
Included with the drive is ShirtPocket SuperDuper! software and Synchronize! X for Mac, along with Apricorn’s encryption utility. Windows software is also included. System requirements call for a G3 or later and Mac OS 9.2 or later. Included with the drive is a neoprene carrying pouch and USB extension cable.
The unit is available in 30GB and 60GB capacities; USB 2.0 versions cost $159 and $239 respectively, while FireWire 400 versions cost $169 and $249 respectively.