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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Apr 14, 2011

Toshiba Launching Self Encrypting & Erasing Hard Drives

Self Encrypting Drives or SED are a new MKxx61GSYG series hard disk drives from Toshiba. The drive specifications are that they are 2.5-inch, 7,200 RPM Serial ATA storage products. The company has added built in hardware data encryption that leads to advanced security of the drives. It also has wipe technology i.e. to wipe protected data from the disk or deny access to protected data if access credentials are invalid.

Some of the Key Features of the new series of hard drives are:

    [*]AES-256 Bit Hardware-based Self-Encrypting Drive
    [*]Toshiba Wipe Technology
    [*]Trusted Computing Group Storage Security Subsystem Class: Opal SSC
    [*]Secure Automatic Data Invalidation (ADI)
    [*]Supported by Third Party Security Software Applications
    [*]Up to 640GB* of Storage Capacity
    [*]9.5-millimeter High Profile
    [*]16MB Cache Buffer

Toshiba’s wipe technology features can significantly shorten re-purposing and[​IMG] data cleansing operations while helping to assure compliance with data security policy.

The MKxx61GSYG is compatible with leading third party security management applications, allowing seamless deployment of SEDs alongside pre-existing software encryption and it's been made primarily for corporations & government agencies that have to stick to certain security and data privacy requirements. MKxx61GSYG encrypts at full storage I/O speeds and scales seamlessly in multi-drive applications.

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