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This is an SSD drive that is encrypted so unless you enter the correct password it remains unreadable by any software. It is connected to a PC or other such device by either a USB ā€˜Cā€™ or USB cable.

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In the box are the 500GB drive, a USB ‘C’ cable, a USB cable. Also the all-important Getting Started Guide and a padded zip up case so you can take the drive with you.

The face of the drive has three LEDs, numerals 1 to 0 and two other buttons red and green. Read the Getting Started sheet as there are combinations that will not be accepted.

First you need to set an admin passcode, once this is set other subsidiary passcodes can be set if others are to use the drive.

The drive is 12x6x1.3cm and weighs 186grams. The first part of the lead is hard wired and emerges from the top of the unit this is 11cm long, the second part is one of two 50cm long pieces one ending in USB ‘C’ the other ending in USB. This means if you are connecting to say a recent Tablet that only has USB ‘C’ you can still transfer or recover files once the code is entered. The first part of the lead fits round the outside of the drive when not in use.

Also in the box a heavily padded zip up carry case.

Should you leave or lose the drive it becomes useful only as a paperweight once the red button is pushed as the encryption is 256-bit.

A nice feature is that the device can be locked during large data transfers which carry on while you go off for a cup of tea.

The double sided Getting Started sheet is in six languages and covers the Admin set and any subsidiary setups just don’t forget your code. Should you use a MAC instructions are given re formatting for those devices.

I have been using this for three weeks both with the admin passcode and a subsidiary one and have had no problems copying and retrieving data from several different PC’s using both the USB and USB ‘C’ leads.

I would suggest taking time initially deciding the Admin passcode as should a subsidiary one be lost or become not required it can be used to create others. If however the admin passcode is lost then ….

This is one of a range of such units available with different sized SSD drives.

The AEGIS NVX 500GB is available from the link below for £272.96.

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Comment by paul_smart, June 7, 2023 15:03

Whoops a typo the last line should read application LIVE video streaming.

Comment by paul_smart, June 7, 2023 13:11

Some information that may assist you before your purchase this drive regarding speed of data transfer.
This SSD drive with patented NVMe architecture that removes any bandwidth restrictions on our end and, if you have the latest USB 3.2 gen 2 port on your machine, you will be transferring at 1GB/s which is lightning fast and of interest to application light video streaming to from cameras or writing huge data sets like mapping or cad cam.

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