ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.
REPORT SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The Apricorn Aegis Secure key 3.0 is a very well thought out security device where it seems that all angles of potential exploitation have been examined and approached with security in mind. Price is excellent when looking at the larger capacity, although somewhat underwhelming when considering the lower capacities. The product build is beyond reproach as the Secure Key 3.0 is, not only dustproof and waterproof but also, it is filled with epoxy to protect the interior components from compromise. An explosion couldn’t hurt this device.
Coming in with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation and full-disk 256-Bit AES XTS encryption, many might be satisfied but it doesn’t stop there. The Aegis Secure Key 3 is also software free which eliminates malware or virus exploits, can be set to have data self-destruct completely after a set number of incorrect pin attempts, and also has more user specific features such as multi-user password, read-only mode, as well as Auto-Lock when removed from a system.
This isn’t the ‘key’ to the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3.0 though; it’s ease of setup and use is. We had our 480GB sample up and running within minutes, finding the initial password setting to be quick and easy and just as the typical user might find. From a personal perspective, the Secure Key 3.0 has replaced my former Iron Key (which I have had for much too long in any case) and is now one of my top personal gadgets! Gold Seal!