Latest solid state drive looks to tackle storage security threat

Microsemi Corporation has announced what it claims in the world’s only secure, half-terabyte (TB) solid state drive (SSD) for mobile video surveillance operations, storage area networks (SANs) and other high capacity storage applications requiring real-time data protection. The ruggedized TRRUST-Stor Series 200 2.5” SATA SSD operates at sustained 200 megabytes per second (MB/s) and delivers what is said to be the industry’s fastest full-hardware-based erase time of less than 10 seconds.

The self-encrypting, half-terabyte SSD is available now and currently shipping to multiple customers to support applications requiring massive secure storage capacity.

“Data storage security and reliability are primary defenses in the battle to protect critical information from loss or breach that can put individuals, companies, organisations and nations at high risk,” said Charlie Leader, general manager for Microsemi’s Power Management Group. “Our TRRUST-Stor drives are built for extreme reliability and data integrity, and are the most secure, most reliable SSDs available on the market. We also leveraged our miniaturisation technology to create an SSD only 9.5 millimeters in height that meets small form factor parameters required for SANs.”

The half-terabyte TRRUST-Stor SSD provides military-grade ruggedization as well as unparalleled safeguards and processes for physical data storage with multiple layers of security features. The suite of industry-leading features prevents corruption and unauthorized access with hardware- and software-based barriers. The drive features a built-in compact in-line encryptor with hardware-implemented, NIST-certified AES 256 encryption using the XTS block cipher mode.

Ruggedization features include superior error correction, 9 petabytes write endurance, power loss protection and more than 2 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF). Enhanced mechanical construction ensures operation in extreme temperatures, humidity, shock and vibration.

The TRRUST-Stor Series 200 is powered by Microsemi’s second generation Armor processor, enabling robust performance. The Series 200 SSDs also offer the ability to load encryption keys. Customers can input their own AES-256 keys, purge them and reload as needed. Microsemi’s TRRUST-Purge technology destroys keys in less than 30 milliseconds when activated.

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