Boise, Idaho-based Micron in September introduced a new version of its RealSSD C400 SSD with hardware data encryption. The C400 SED (Self-Encrypting Drive) is based on the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Opal specifications, and provides a hardware-based solution for securing data against malicious attacks.
The C400 SED's uses a hardware-based, AES-256-bit encryption engine and security firmware. The encryption key is protected within the SSD's hardware. Micron partners with encryption management provider Wave Systems, whose Embassy management software provides policy-based access controls, comprehensive reporting, directory services integration, and end-user access recovery. The 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch form factor C400 SED SSDs are available in 128-GB, 256-GB, and 512-GB capacities, and have a 6-Gbit SATA interface. It can deliver sequential read speeds of up to 500 MBs per second and write speeds of up to 260 MBs per second.