Apricorn Solid State Drive With 256-Bit Encryption A25PL256S256 user manual

User manual for the device Apricorn Solid State Drive With 256-Bit Encryption A25PL256S256

Device: Apricorn Solid State Drive With 256-Bit Encryption A25PL256S256
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Aegis Padlock
User’s Manual

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Copyright © Apricorn, Inc 2012. All rights reserved. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to are the property of their respective owners. Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Distribution of the work or derivative work in any standard (paper) book form for commercial purposes is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained f

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Table of Contents About the Aegis Padlock Portable Secure Hard Drive 4 Package contents 4 Aegis Padlock button panel 5 Aegis Padlock - Getting Started 6 Before you begin 6 Connecting the Aegis Padlock 6 Connecting the Aegis Padlock with USB Y-Cable 7 How do I use the Aegis Padlock the first time? 7 What if I forget the User Password? 7 Using the Aegis Padlock 8 Entering the Standby Mode 8 Entering the User Mode 8 Exiting the User Mode 8 Entering the Admin Mode 9 Exiting the Admin M

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About the Aegis Padlock Portable Secure Hard Drive Looking for an effortless way to secure your data? The Aegis Padlock Secure Drive is the ultimate portable hard drive and secure storage system. With an easy-to-use keypad design and software free setup, the Aegis Padlock Secure Drive enables you to access the drive with your own unique pin. Featuring a choice of AES-128 or 256 bit hardware encryption, the Aegis Padlock provides seamless real-time encryption, keeping your data safe ev

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Aegis Padlock button panel Cancel button 1 button 2 Indicator light 3 2 3 1 abc def 4 5 6 ghi jkl mno 8 9 7 pqrs tuv wxyz cancel 0 The “Cancel” button can be used to: • Cancel current operation • Return to the previous step when you knowingly entered a wrong password • Exit the Admin Mode The button can be used to access the Aegis Padlock and it can also be used as an OK acknowledgement in the following operations: • Entering a password • Confirming a new password The indicator light di

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Aegis Padlock - Getting Started Before you begin Be sure to review the following information before you begin to use the Aegis Padlock. Attention: Use only the included cables with your Aegis Padlock. You might damage the drive if you use a cable not included with the Aegis Padlock. The Aegis Padlock is designed for portable use without an AC power adapter and in most cases will be able to power on a single USB port. In the event that the Aegis Padlock is unable to power on a single USB con

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Connecting the Aegis Padlock with USB Y-Cable If the indicator light does not power on a single USB connection, use the included USB Y-cable. 1. Attach the Aegis Padlock’s integrated USB cable to the female connector of the USB Y-cable. 2. Connect the two male USB connectors to two available USB ports on your computer. 3. The Aegis Padlock indicator light should glow red. How do I use the Aegis Padlock the first time? You can use it in one of the following way

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Using the Aegis Padlock Entering and exiting the Standby Mode, Admin Mode, and User Mode Entering the Standby Mode The Standby Mode is the default working mode of the Aegis Padlock and is the gateway to other working modes. To enter the Standby Mode, attach the Aegis Padlock to your computer. The drive automatically goes into Standby Mode and the indicator light turns red. In this mode, the Aegis Padlock is locked. It cannot be recognized by My Computer and it does not provide either the re

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Entering the Admin Mode Note: The Aegis Padlock cannot be recognized by the operating system in the Admin Mode. To enter the Admin Mode, do the following: 1. Attach the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. The Aegis Padlock goes into the Standby Mode, and the indicator light turns red. 2. Press and hold + 0 for five seconds until the indicator light flashes red. This indicates that you can enter the Admin Password. 3. Enter the Admin Password and press . The default A

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Password Management This section provides information about managing your password in the Admin Mode and User Mode. Changing the Admin Password You can change the Admin Password by doing the following: 1. Enter Admin Mode (refer to page 9 for details). 2. Press and hold + 9 until the indicator light flashes blue. 3. Enter the new password and press (The Password must be a minimum of 6 digits and a maximum of 16 digits). The indicator light flashes green three times. See note below

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Adding a new User Password You can add a new User Password by doing the following: 1. Enter the Admin Mode (refer to page 9 for details). 2. Press and hold + 1 until the indicator light flashes blue intermittently. 3. Enter a User Password and press (a minimum of 6 digits and a maximum of 16 digits) The indicator light flashes green three times. 4. Re-enter the new User Password and press . If the indicator light stays solid green for two seconds and then solid blue, the User

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Aegis Padlock Brute Force Protection What is Brute Force Attack? In cryptanalysis, a brute force attack is a method of defeating a cryptographic scheme by systematically trying a large number of possibilities; for example, a large number of the possible keys in a key space in order to decrypt a message. In most schemes, the theoretical possibility of a brute force attack is recognized, but it is set up in such a way that it would be computationally infeasible to carry out. Accordingly, one

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Completely resetting the Aegis Padlock If you forget all the User Passwords or Admin Passwords, you can perform a complete reset to remove all the User Passwords, and restore the Admin Password to the default 123456. Attention: Completely resetting the Aegis Padlock will erase all the data on the drive. You will need to partition and format the Aegis Padlock with disk management applications. To perform a complete reset of the drive, do the following: 1. Press and hold the “Cancel” button whil

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5. In the Computer Manage window, click Disk Management. In the Disk Management window, the Aegis Padlock is recognized as an unknown device that is uninitialized and unallocated. 6. Do the following to make the drive recognized as a basic drive. • If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard window opens, click Cancel, then initialize the disk manually using the following steps. a. Right-click Unknown Disk, and then select Initialize Disk. b. In the Initialize Disk window, click OK. 7. Right-cl

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Hibernating, Suspending, or Logging off from the Operating System Be sure to save and close all the files on your Aegis Padlock before hibernating, suspending, or logging off from the Windows operating system. It is recommended that you log off the Aegis Padlock manually before hibernating, suspending, or logging off from your system. To log off the Aegis Padlock, double-click Safely Remove Hardware on the Windows desktop and remove the Aegis Padlock from your computer. Attention: To ensure

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Troubleshooting This section contains troubleshooting information for the Aegis Padlock. If you encounter any of the following problems when using the Aegis Padlock, refer to the corresponding answers. Q: How do I use the Aegis Padlock the first time? A: You can use it in one of the following ways: • Enter the Admin Mode with 123456 (default administrator password), and then you are able to change the Admin Password or create a User Password • Directly enter the Secure User Mode with 123456 (

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Q: How do I use the Aegis Padlock without a password? A: As a full disk encryption product, the Aegis Padlock can never be used without a password. Q: What encryption algorithm is used in this product? A: Depending on your model the Aegis Padlock uses either AES 128-bit or 256-bit algorithm. Q: Why could I not change my User Password which has the same digits as the Admin password? A: You can change it only in the Admin Mode. In the User Mode, the User Password which has the same digits is cre

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Technical Support Apricorn provides the following helpful resources for you: 1. Apricorn’s Website (http://www.apricorn.com) This gives you the ability to check for up-to-date information 2. E-mail us at support@apricorn.com 3. Or call the Technical Support Department at 1-800-458-5448 Apricorn’s Technical Support Specialists are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday Warranty and RMA information One Year Limited Warranty: Apricorn offers a 3-ye

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© Apricorn, Inc. 2012. All rights reserved. 12191 Kirkham Road Poway, CA, U.S.A. 92064 1-858-513-2000 www.apricorn.com


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