SanDisk announces its first self-encrypting SSD

SanDisk announced the availability of the company’s first, self-encrypting solid state drive—the SanDisk X300s SSD. Leveraging TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive hardware-based encryption, coupled with a new SSD administration dashboard for easier audit and compliance management, the new X300s SSD delivers maximum data protection and performance to help address IT decision makers’ top data management and security challenges. 

SanDisk has unveiled its first self-encrypting solid state drive (SSD) designed for the enterprise market. The 2.5-inch 7mm SanDisk X300s SSD comes in capacities of 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. A slimmer M.2 2280 single-sided form factor comes in capacities up to 512GB. The SSD employs TCG Opal 2.0 and Microsoft Encrypted Hard Drive technology, and is compliant with the IEEE 1667 security specification. The built-in self-encryption uses the AES 256-bit FIPS 197 certified hardware crypto engine, which works at a hardware level and therefore doesn’t impact performance like software-based encryption.

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