“All in all, the drive provides good protection for files and helps keep them secure,” Cohn said in his review.
Part of Apricorn’s Aegis line, the Padlock DT is designed for desktop use and comes with 256-bit XTS AES encryption to safeguard files. It’s available in different capacities of 2, 3, 4 and 6 terabytes. The device features an alphanumeric keypad on the top on which you set up a pass code. It connects to the USB slot on your computer and works with either USB 2.0 or 3.0.
The unit periodically shuts off after it isn’t in use for a period of time, which you can set for 5, 10 or 20 minutes.