Apricorn, Inc. A18-FW-80 hard drive specifications

Apricorn Aegis Mini Ultraportable HDD with Firewire (80GB)

The Aegis Mini ultra-portable 1.8" hard drive instantly adds enough of capacity, which is ideal for storing, sharing or backing up your valuable data. It's the perfect companion for travel between home and the office, or for extra storage on the go. Every feature of the Aegis Mini has been carefully designed for the user's convenience. Compatible with both PC and Mac, the Aegis Mini gives you the option of a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or FireWire interface. No more fussing with cables or looking for wall sockets, the integrated cable wraps neatly around the Mini when not in use and the Mini draws all of its power from the laptop, so an AC adapter is never needed. In addition to its tiny footprint and innovative design, the Aegis Mini goes the extra mile when protecting your data. Containing a 1.8" Hitachi hard drive with the lightest and most shock-tolerant specifications in its class, the Aegis Mini features a 16-point omni directional shock mounting system, protecting the drive from accidental bumps and knocks. Pair this with Apricorn's Data Protection Software Suite offering backup, synchronization and encryption, and you have the most comprehensive mobile backup and storage system available.

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Device Type
Hard drive - External hard drive

2.7 in

3.4 in

0.7 in

3.5 oz

Hard Drive

Form Factor

80 GB

Interface Type
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)

Buffer Size
2 MB


Interface Transfer Rate
400 Mbps

Seek Time
12 ms (average)

Spindle Speed
4200 rpm

Storage Controller


Expansion / Connectivity

1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 6 pin FireWire

Compatible Bays

Compatible Slots
x None


Included Accessories
Carrying case

Cables Included
1 x IEEE 1394 cable - Integrated, 1 x IEEE 1394 cable - External - 3.3 ft

Compliant Standards
CE, FCC, Plug and Play


Power Source
FireWire bus

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
EZ Gig II, Apricorn SMART-ER, Microsoft SyncToy, Apricorn Encrypter, Qdea Synchronize! X, ShirtPocket SuperDuper!

OS Required
Apple MacOS 9.2 or later , Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later , Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition , Microsoft Windows XP Professional , Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

System Requirements Details
MacOS 9.2 or later - PowerPC G3 - RAM 32 MB, MacOS X 10.2 or later - PowerPC G3 - RAM 32 MB, Windows 2000 Pro - Pentium II - RAM 32 MB, Windows XP Home/Pro - Pentium II - RAM 32 MB

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
1 year warranty

Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Shock Tolerance
1500 g @ 1ms (non-operating)