New 24TB hardware encrypted USB drive launched by Apricorn

March 25, 2024



Apricorn, a manufacturer of USB data storage devices, has launched a 24TB version of its Aegis Padlock DT and Padlock DT FIPS desktop drives.

According to the company, the announcement comes as businesses face challenges with data, increasing the need for retention strategies that not only adhere to regulatory mandates, but also align with operational requirements.


Both the Padlock DT and Padlock DT FIPS Desktop Drives come with AegisWare – the proprietary firmware and feature set to Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Drives and Secure Keys.

Consistent with the Apricorn line of secure drives, passwords and commands are entered by way of the device’s on-board keypad.

All authentication and encryption processes take place within the device itself and never involve software or share critical security parameters (such as passwords) with the host computer.

Additionally, all have military grade 256-bit AES XTS encryption so firmware is locked down and can’t be updated or modified, defending against malware and ensuring data remains secure and accessible only by the user.

A secure backup and resiliency program

“Across both the public and private sectors, organisations are creating more data year-over-year, while also dealing with increased rates of breach brought on by ransomware and other cyber threats,” said Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA Apricorn.

“It is more critical than ever to create a secure backup and resiliency program that includes encrypting data offline,” continues Fielding.

“The Aegis Padlock DT has proven to be an ideal option for organisations that need to ensure their sensitive data stays secure.

“Apricorn is the only vendor to offer a hardware encrypted 24TB option, making it easier than ever for our customers to store staggering amounts of data securely.”

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