SanDisk today said the SanDisk X300s solid state drive (SSD), the company’s first, self-encrypting SSD assists CIOs and IT decision makers to address the reduced TCO, data loss prevention, compliance and higher business productivity needs.
The drive, which will be available from June, 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.
SanDisk said 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.
X300s SSD comes 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.