Apricorn Introduces the Aegis Desktop

eSATA and USB 2.0 Backup and Storage System That Really Stacks Up

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apricorn (www.apricorn.com), the leader in personal storage, today announced the latest addition to the Aegis suite of products, the Aegis Desktop, a high-speed eSATA / USB 2.0 storage and backup solution for desktop and notebook computers.

“With the speed of eSATA, the Aegis Desktop makes it faster and easier than ever, leaving you with no excuse not to protect valuable files, applications and more.”

Offering speed and versatility, the Aegis Desktop features a dual eSATA / USB 2.0 interface and high performance, 3.5 inch 7,200 RPM SATA hard drive. With storage capacities up to 1.5 Terabytes*, you'll have plenty of space to not only back up your entire system, but for additional storage of all of your digital photographs, e-mail, music and video files.

Perfect for high bandwidth applications, such as playing, editing and archiving digital media files, or backing up your system in record time, Aegis Desktop’s eSATA connection enables consumers to access their external files at the same speed as their internal drive, up to 3Gb/s. Don’t have an eSATA port on your system? The Aegis Desktop dual interface also connects via USB.

Sporting clean lines and a sleek design, the Aegis Desktop fuses form with high-end performance. The sturdy aluminum enclosure and whisper quiet fan cooled design whisks heat away from the drive, preventing overheating and extending the life of your hard drive and data. Convenient, hideaway feet can be rotated into position when the drive is used in its vertical configuration and swivel away when not in use. The design is also stackable, allowing users to easily add more storage without taking up more desk space.

In addition, the Aegis Desktop comes with Apricorn's Data Protection Software Suite, offering backup, cloning, hard drive disaster recovery and file synchronization for PC and Mac. Ideal for providing real-time disaster recovery in the event of a hard drive failure, Apricorn’s cloning and backup software enables you to create system level backups, saving hours of system rebuilding in the event of a hard drive crash.

“Backing up your data should never feel like a chore,” said Michelle Fischer, Apricorn’s Marketing Manager. “With the speed of eSATA, the Aegis Desktop makes it faster and easier than ever, leaving you with no excuse not to protect valuable files, applications and more.”

*One Terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

Package Contents

  • Aegis Desktop with dual USB 2.0 and eSATA interface**
  • USB cable
  • eSATA to eSATA cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Data Protection Suite Software CD:
    • Backup & Disaster Recovery Software
    • Synchronization Software

Note: **Software bundle compatible with PC & Mac


Apricorn’s Aegis Desktop is available from online retailers and Apricorn’s website www.apricorn.com.


  • Without Drive: $49.00
  • 500GB: $119.00
  • 1TB: $169.00
  • 1.5TB: $229.00


One year limited

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup & upgrade products for notebook & desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information please visit http://www.apricorn.com.


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