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Apricorn Aegis Desktop ADT1000 Review

When a layman sees this headline it may seem Greek and Latin to him. So let us first see the basics necessary to understand this. Apricorn Aegis Desktop ADT1000 is a hard drive used as a back up for computers and laptops. A hard drive is basically a hardware which stores data on permanently. Data such as software in the computer, files, documents, pictures, music etc can be stored. So a hard drive is a very important component of a computer on the whole. Let us examine the hard drive Apricorn Aegis Desktop ADT1000 further.

apricorn aegis review

Specifications

The Aegis Desktop hard drive seems to the one stop backup shop for all laptops and desktops. Aegis desktop has got a serialATA (SATA) drive technology and has a dual 2.0 USB built up. It seems to be a very versatile model useful for all setups. Either SATA or USB 2.0 port can be used on the computer using Aegis Desktop. The Aegis Desktop is so fast that it can transfer up to 300 megabytes backup data per second when it uses an eSATA interface. The exact specifications are given below.

• The drive size of the hard drive is 1000 GB.
• The interface connections are supported interface of 2.0 USB and external SATA up to 300 megabytes as mentioned above.
• It comes with an installation kit hardware comprising of an AC power adapter, external shielded eSATA cable and a USB cord.
• The software includes
• Windows backup and disaster recovery software (EZ gig II).
• Apricorn SMART error reporting software
• Microsoft sync toy
• Macintosh: Shirt Pocket Super Duper!
• Idea Synchronize! X,
• Apricorn Encrypted

External Features

Aegis desktop has strong aluminum outer base which is very good for heat dissipation. There is also a fan which helps in cooling and maintaining the right temperature inside thus helping to keep the shelf life of the hard drive and the data stored inside. The design of the Aegis Desktop is such that it can be kept either vertical or horizontal and used accordingly as the configurations are such. The 3.5 inches SATA hard drive of the Aegis desktop is designed in such a way that it is feasible to use inside a notebook, desktop, palmtop or laptop.

How to Use

It is very easy use an Aegis desktop hard drive as all you have to do is connect the hard drive to the enclosure plug in the external hard drive to the USB port. The power voltage required is AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz) all this done everything is now set and all the data are now securely backed up.

Apricorn Aegis Desktop comes with a one year warranty for service and parts. It also comes with a shock tolerance of 300 g @ 2ms (operating) / 1000 g @ 1ms (non-operating).

The connectivity is one high speed USB interface and two eSATA interfaces of 300 megabytes which require a 7 pin external serial ATA.

This external hard drive has been accepted and used widely with no reported problems so go ahead and pick up your Apricorn Aegis Desktop 1000.