Apricorn, a well-known company that makes software-free 256-bit AES XTS hardware encrypted USB 3.2 storage devices, has launched the first hardware encrypted USB drive with a USB Type-C connector called Aegis Secure Key 3NXC.
The Secure Key 3NXC is the first hardware encrypted USB Type-C Flash Drive for just $ 59
Apricorn’s sales director, Kurt Markley, said, “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, working remotely and on a mobile basis. When the global workforce moved from office to home practically overnight, demand popped up to our secure encrypted keys, as did the demand for our A-to-C adapters.We accelerated the release of the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC to provide an efficient way to ensure that employees who use MacBooks, iPads and Android devices, can securely store and move sensitive data wherever they are “working again.”
This new USB Type-C flash drive allows users to quickly and securely transfer data from current generation laptops, iPads and even Android devices. This quote also shows that due to the increasing number of mobile / remote workers in the workforce, Apricorn released the Aegis Secure Key 3NXC flash drive earlier than planned. This early release was also partly due to the higher demand from Apricorn’s USB Type-A adapter to USB Type-C adapter, showing how many workers are now using flash drives to move their data to and from their devices.
Markley also stated that newer laptops have more Type-C ports compared to the larger Type-A ports, mainly because of the better bandwidth offered by the Type-C port in comparison.
The Aegis family offers not only built-in keyboard verification, but also a read-only option for this drive, as well as data recovery PINs and even programmable PIN lengths.
Apricorn’s 3NX family offers a truly unique feature, which is the ability to switch between hard drive and removable media, and this flash drive is currently awaiting FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation, expected to come later this year.
This drive has a variety of capacities ranging from 4 GB to 128 GB, with a 4 GB capacity that costs just $ 59, while the largest of 128 GB costs $ 179. The $ 59 price tag for the 4 GB model shows how affordable and secure storage can be!