REPORT SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS
Data protection in today’s world should not be taken fort granted. Millions of dollars are paid out daily to intruders who steal information, whether it be personal or business, and extort millions for its return. Once returned, there is no guarantee that there isn’t a copy still floating around somewhere. The criminal would be foolish, and quite frankly a bit naive, not to back up his reward for a job well done which could be worth millions. I have already told you that I have the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3 with me daily and have for years. That is a 480GB storage device and the Aegis fortress L3 2TB SSD is the next step up in the chain. Higher capacity, better protection from the elements, the best security available worldwide…and a three year warranty.
This SSD is small enough to throw in a pocket and just as simple as the Secure Key 3; punch in your password followed by the green unlock button and access is open. Click the red lock button or remove it from its power source and it is closed. There is another benefit that we haven’t mentioned and that deals with data protection. If a transfer is in progress when the power goes out, the data waiting to be stored in the buffer will make it to its final destination before the drives stops. As well, the feature set presented as an administrator is untouched anywhere else in the industry. This is why the Aegis Fortress l3 meets FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation as well as IP certification (pending).
Remembering that every bit of data that is stored or retrieved from the Fortress L3 is encrypted or decrypted, the transfer speeds of 350MB/s read and write are excellent, and surprising considering they are relatively the same for both the USB 3.1 SuperSpeed adapter and Type-C. Checking out Amazon, we can see that our sample 2TB version lists at $798 which may be a bit pricey for some, however, Apricorn sells this very same unit in hard drive capacities from 500GB to 5TB and SSD capacities starting at 512GB so this is available at all price points. The Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 SSD is very deserving of our Editor’s Choice Award.