SanDisk announces security-certified self-encrypting solid state drive- SanDisk X300s SSD
SanDisk today announced the availability of its first self-encrypting solid state drive—the SanDisk X300s SSD. 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 inclusion of Wave’s ESC on each X300s SSD distinguishes SanDisk as the only drive manufacturer to include local management with each drive. Moreover, it’s provided at no additional cost.
In addition to delivering encryption capabilities to address today’s corporate security concerns, the SanDisk X300s SSD is also well-suited for use as a high performance storage component for design-in scenarios, enabling OEM manufacturers to speed the delivery of new products to market. The SanDisk X300s SSD will be available in June 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, enabling thinner computing designs.