Self-encrypting SSD's

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  1. davecason

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    Kingston just released a Sandforce-based drive that has built-in encryption. I would love to see some serious benchmarking on such a drive...
    Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6PTLFG43UA
    NewEgg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139920

    Samsung also has a few, too, including mSATA drives:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/01/samsungs-msata-pm830-is-eight-grams-of-pure-ssd/

    I would like to see the standard SATA and mSATA drives benchmarked with and without various levels of encryption. This is a very useful feature.

    I would also like the costs of enabling it and disabling explored such as:
    * Can you encrypt/decrypt and maintain existing data.
    ** If so, how long does it take.
    * Affect on backup processes such as Rebit, Ghost, etc.

    And, if possible, explore how strong the encryption really is. See if you can "score" the methodology.

    Thank you!
     
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    The Suggestion Box is for things you would like to see related to the forums. We have no control over or input as to what happens on the main site. If you want to make your suggestions there, please email whoever writes the reviews for the items you would like to see. Sorry we can't help you.
     
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