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Apricorn Aegis Portable A25-USB-160, 160 GB Portable External Hard Drive

  • A25-USB-160
  • USB 2.0
  • 2.5"
  • 3 years limited
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The Aegis Portable A25 hard drive lets you carry 160 GB of data in your briefcase or backpack! At just 5.5 ounces, it's great for carrying your data wherever you go. It's PC and Mac compatible and uses USB 2.0. The USB interface provides power, so you don't have to tote a separate power cord or heavy transformer, and the USB cord wraps neatly around the drive when not in use.. The 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system protects the drive from accidental loss or damage due to drops or jarring in transit.

Apricorn's Data Protection Software Suite offers fast and simple backup, synchronization and encryption, and free tech support. Applications for Windows and Mac back up your entire system in one simple step, provide real-time disaster recovery in the event of a hard drive failure, and can compress your backups into a single file half the original size, restore individual files, and password protect your backups.

The Synchronizing utility provides a variety of options to synchronize your system for file sharing and backup between multiple computers, so your data is always up-to-date between your systems. Your data stays safe and secure, and you get the convenience of carrying it all right in briefcase!

  • newegg Ultra Compact Design with Integrated USB Cable The ultra compact size of the Aegis Portable A25-USB-160 external hard drive makes it an ideal mobile storage solution for commuting or traveling. The integrated-USB-cable design eliminates tangled cable mess.
  • newegg Built-in 160GB HDD The Aegis Portable A25-USB-160 external hard drive is equipped with a 2.5" 5400 RPM hard drive with a total capacity of 160 GB for storing or sharing your movies, music, applications and documents and even backing up your system.
  • newegg Extensive Shock Mounting Incorporating a 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system, the Aegis Portable A25-USB-160 external hard drive provides solid protection for your data against unintentional dropping or shaking on the go.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Aegis Portable A25-USB-160 external hard drive features USB 2.0 for fast transfer speeds, hot swappability and plug-and-play connectivity. No extra power supply is needed because the hard drive is USB-powered.

Learn more about the Apricorn A25-USB-160

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Bryan L.
  • 6/27/2012 6:38:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: lots of storage

Cons: none

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  • Robert H.
  • 11/30/2009 9:41:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall & Portable

Pros: Comes with convenient soft pouch to store it in, small and very lightweight, easy to commute with, large amount of storage for a very cheap price,

Cons: The structure of the case is good, but you just have to be careful with it, it seems as if it would break open if dropped too much, USB cord attachment is a little weak has become a little loose, otherwise great buy

Other Thoughts: if it is taken care of it is an excellent buy

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  • Cathy S.
  • 11/8/2009 4:34:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of junk

Pros: Sounds good

Cons: It is a great idea, but the product reliability is a joke.

I copied a small file onto the vault, all looks good, then I try to compy a 50gb directory and 5 gb done it start to complain 'cabt find file xxx', reset reformat and go

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  • Thomas S.
  • 9/6/2009 10:14:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It's an external hard drive that stores information externally. What other pros could you want?

Cons: none

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  • Jeff G.
  • 9/6/2009 3:36:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCould Not Be Happier

Pros: I've owned this drive for about a year and a half now and use it to store videos mainly (legal of course ;). I carry it around in its little carrying case, which I very much appreciate, and then pop out the USB cord when I want to watch one. In my experience, this cord is plenty long; mostly it's connecting to a USB hub on my desk or a slot on the side of a friend's laptop. In the worst case scenario, I have to go under a desk to plug it into the back of some ancient Dell or Gateway. For this inconvenience, I blame the owner of said relic and not the drive. With USB 2.0, it's fast enough to watch my videos off the drive itself, without making copies to the computer (unless I want to). 160GB was large when I bought this and still is, for many users. However, I'm excited by the prospect of larger drives in the same Aegis format. This drive is stylish, reliable, and convenient as hell. I recommend it for its intended use - occasional access (not to always leave on or run programs off of).

Cons: None. Having trouble with your MIR (mail-in rebate) is not a device Con, but rather a harsh reality of the cold, capitalistic world we live in.

Other Thoughts: A number of reviewers complained about the size of the drive. First of all, this thing is very reasonably sized; if it got much smaller, I'd worry about losing it. Second, it has the dimensions listed: 0.7" x 3.3" x 4.7". Do a little reading and you won't be surprised or upset when some random guy on the internet makes an exaggerated approximation.

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  • RAMESH P.
  • 6/3/2009 2:30:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Been using it on and off for more than a year and I don't have any problems with it.

Great for backup purposes. I can't testify for everyday use though.

Cons: None

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  • Mark P.
  • 4/15/2009 7:54:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIssue Resolved

Pros: Size & stored cable.

Cons: Orig unit failed after 6 months.

Other Thoughts: Posted complaint here on 1/29/09. Manufacturer replied with suggestion to contact them directly. Got RMA number and sent it back. Got a brand new (in the box) unit in return. Needed to buy a special adapter to get data off the drive ($20) and pay return postage ($4). In my opinion, they fixed the problem reasonably well and I am satisfied.

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  • Russell M.
  • 2/9/2009 4:43:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: This drive is quiet and fast. It rarely needs the Y cable. It can always get enough power with just one USB. The software that comes with it is really nice. It allows for imaging a drive. The carrying bag is also nice to have.

Cons: None

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  • Max K.
  • 2/8/2009 9:45:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBeware of Apricorn rebates

Pros: Works fine so far.

Cons: I bought this drive late summer 08 when the price was higher, but I only got my rebate check (Feb 09!) after having to send a couple of emails to the rebate company. I'm convinced that I would not have gotten a check without intervention.

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  • Mark P.
  • 1/29/2009 5:53:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo longer recognized by PC.

Pros: Integrated USB cord storage.

Cons: It died after 6 months. Won't recognize on multiple computers. IT friend tried as well. Suspect maybe a loose connection since you can hear the disc spinning. No choice but to open it up and see. Next time I will stick with reliable name brands like Seagate or Western Digital.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear LeboD,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this uncommon situation.

We would like to try and remedy this issue for you. Please contact our Senior Technical Support Representative at 1-800-458-5448 or email him at support@apricorn.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Apricorn

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