SanDisk Releases Self-Encrypting SSD


SanDisk has released its first, self-encrypting solid state drive—the SanDisk X300s SSD.  The new drive leverages TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, along with a SSD administration dashboard for audit and compliance management, says the company.

The X300 SSD utilizes an AES 256-bit FIPS 197 certified hardware crypto engine to enable full-disk encryption. It is compliant with industry-standard security specifications including IEEE 1667, says SanDisk. It also features advanced power management with DEVSLP low-power mode, enabling Microsoft InstantGo. Each X300s SSD comes equipped with Wave System’s Embassy Security Center (ESC) as part of the upcoming SanDisk SSD Dashboard software suite. Wave’s ESC is a local client application that manages the X300s by determining who can access the encrypted data via user and password set-up.

The SanDisk X300s SSD will be available in June through the SanDisk Commercial Business Channel (CBC) in two form factors, 2.5” 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. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard equipped with Wave ESC will be available in early June 2014.

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