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Apricorn Aegis Portable A25-USB-250, 250 GB Portable External Hard Drive

  • 5400 RPM
  • 8MB Cache
  • USB 2.0
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The Aegis from Apricorn literally puts storage in the palm of your hand. This 250GB drive measures 4.7" x 3.7" x 0.8" and has the USB 2.0 cable built in. Inside the case, the 2.5" drive is cradled by a 16-point shock mount system that protects it from drops at any angle. Ready to plug and play this drive is ready to go right out of the box.

Apricorn drives provide more than physical security for your data. Combine that with Apricorn’s Data Protection Software Suite offering backup and synchronization software and FREE tech support, and you have a mobile backup and storage system suited to the 21st century!

No more fussing with cables or looking for wall sockets, the integrated cable wraps neatly around the Portable when not in use and the drive draws all of its power from the laptop, so an AC adapter is never needed. Take your important data with you wherever you go.

  • newegg Ultra Compact Design with Integrated USB Cable The Apricorn Aegis Portable A25-USB-250's ultra compactness makes it an ideal mobile storage solution for commuting or traveling. The integrated-USB-cable design eliminates tangled cable mess.
  • newegg 250GB Storage The Apricorn Aegis Portable A25-USB-250 features a high-performance 2.5" hard drive with a total capacity of 250GB, ideal for storing or backing up data.
  • newegg Extensive Shock Mounting Incorporating a 16-point omni-directional shock mounting system, the Apricorn Aegis Portable A25-USB-250 external hard drive provides solid protection for your data against unintentional dropping or shaking on the go.
  • newegg Data Protection Suite for PC and Mac The bundled data protection suite for both PC and Mac platforms includes powerful backup software for system backup, synchronizing software for file sharing among multiple computers, and encryption software perfect for managing your data synchronization and backup on the fly.

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  • Kyle S.
  • 2/26/2013 5:28:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

Pros: Reliable! I have had my Apricorn 250gb ext for about 5 years now and it is still kicking strong. You pay a little more for these drives, but they last, unlike a few other big name brands I've burned out over the years...

Cons: none - quality makes up for cost.

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  • Deborah H.
  • 1/12/2010 1:28:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid

Pros: You don't need to plug anything into the outlet, it powers off your computer. It is very compact, looks cool and runs fast.

Cons: none

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  • Eric D.
  • 2/14/2009 5:11:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little drive

Pros: Fast, quiet, simple to use, no separate power cord to fool with.

Cons: On older, pre-USB 2.0 systems, or if you are using an add-on USB card in your machine, you may have to use a double USB cable (which is included) in order to get enough juice to power the drive. Not a huge deal; just a little inconvenient because it ties up two ports.
But if you are using a mobo with USB 2.0 built in, it should work fine.

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  • Todd H.
  • 1/31/2009 4:30:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: Small, fast, quiet, and stable. Very portable.

Works in my Vista desktop, my XP laptop, my Ubuntu desktop, and my EEE-PC without need for extra drivers.

Doesn't need external power. Includes a two-port USB adapter in case one USB port doesn't supply enough power, but even my low-power EEE-PC is enough to power it from a single USB port, although I haven't tested to see how it affects the battery life when plugged in.

Comes with a USB extension cable which is generic enough to use with other devices as well.

Cons: You're paying extra for portability. If you don't need it to be portable, you're better off buying a bigger (in physical size) drive with higher capacity for the same price.

The cable folds around the drive, which can't be healthy. I'm a little worried that eventually something inside the cable will break. That wouldn't be a problem if the cable were separate because you could just replace it, but if this one goes, the whole drive is useless.

Just make good backups and plan to buy a replacement drive in a couple of years. I'm not docking a point for the cable because so far it hasn't been a problem.

Other Thoughts: Forget inches or centimeters. This thing is slightly larger than half the size of a CD jewel case, although about twice as thick.

The built-in encryption doesn't work with Linux, so I reformatted and used TrueCrypt instead.

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  • Bridget A.
  • 9/6/2008 3:31:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small size, high capacity, low price.
Reasonably reliable.
Comes with both firewire and USB cables (extender).
Pretty good software.

Cons: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/1/2008 12:09:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsApricorn USB 250

Pros: With the rebate got this 250GB drive for about $115.00 This is a very good drive. Use for work for the attached cord is very handy. The drive was a WD runs very cool Hard drive Inspector never had it over 95 Degrees. this Is my first USB power drive Ive had about a week flawless to this point

Cons: None except the price went up

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  • Hagop B.
  • 4/25/2008 12:37:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexactly as i imagined

Pros: size is small for 250 GB
right out of the box, no need to install drive
USB cable hides on the side
comes with case and expansion cable
2usb to one for more power if needed
price was very good, actual is worth a lot more, including tax, rebate, and shipping.
got it the next day it was proccessed

Cons: when it says 250 GB, it means 250,000,000,000 bytes, which is actualy 232 GB, it depends on formating and it says this in the catalog it came with

Other Thoughts: great product, size of a wallet

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