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SanDisk launches self-encrypting SSD line in 2.5-inch, M2 sizes
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May 13, 2014, 03:27 PM
 
Storage company SanDisk today announced the availability of the company's first, self-encrypting solid state drive -- the SanDisk X300s SSD. The drive, available in M.2 and 2.5-inch form factors uses Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard to secure user data and maximize performance.

The drive utilizes an AES 256-bit FIPS 197 certified hardware crypto engine to enable full-disk encryption without the performance penalty experienced by the use of software-based encryption. It is built to be compatible with TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive and is compliant with industry-standard security specifications including IEEE 1667. Additionally, it features advanced power management with DEVSLP low-power mode, enabling Microsoft InstantGo.

The SanDisk X300s SSD will be available in June through the SanDisk Commercial Business Channel in two form factors, 2.5-inch 7mm and M.2 2280 single-sided, with capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Capacities up to 512GB will be supported on the M.2 2280 single-sided design form factor.
     
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May 13, 2014, 04:02 PM
 
Why would I buy a SSD for a Mac that uses Microsoft disk encryption software? Give me a break.
     
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May 13, 2014, 05:12 PM
 
But it's HARDWARE using MS's algorithms!
     
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May 13, 2014, 06:18 PM
 
Who would possibly trust ANY encryption from Microsoft (aka NSA lackey)?
     
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May 13, 2014, 06:46 PM
 
This drive does not use "Microsoft disk encryption software."

*Compatible with* and *uses* are two completely different things.

AES 256-bit FIPS 197 is a well-known, cross-platform, secure encryption standard that will remain secure for the next 4 or 5 years or so.
     
   
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