Self-encrypted, 500 GB 2.5-in. SATA SLC solid state drive

July 31, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Microsemi says it has a key element of responses to data storage security threats with the TRRUST-Stor Series 200 SSD, that delivers data protection in mobile video surveillance operations, SANs and other information-sensitive applications.

Microsemi has announced the 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 superior real-time data protection. The ruggedised TRRUST-Stor Series 200 2.5-in. SATA SSD operates at sustained 200 MB/sec and delivers the fastest-available full-hardware-based erase time of less than 10 seconds.

“Data storage security and reliability are primary defences in the battle to protect critical information from loss or breach,” 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. We also leveraged our miniaturisation technology to create an SSD only 9.5 mm in height that meets small form factor parameters required for SANs.”

The half-terabyte TRRUST-Stor SSD provides military-grade ruggedisation as well as unparalleled safeguards and processes for physical data storage with multiple layers of security features. The suite of features prevents corruption and unauthorised 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.

Ruggedisation 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 uses 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 feature destroys keys in less than 30 msec when activated.