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Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In Drive System can support up to 6Gb SATA speed.

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Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In External Removable Drive System can be connected to computer using eSATA or USB 3.1/3.0 port. Unit comes with FIPS-140-2 certified AES 256-bit full disk hardware encryption and cipher key. The OS independent product enables user to encrypt and decrypt data on the fly using an onboard FIPS 140-2 certified AES crypto engine. Drive system can store sensitive data in HDD and SSD.


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Addonics Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In External Removable Drive System With Hardware Encryption

Addonics Technologies, Inc. announced Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In, an external removable drive system with disk hardware encryption.

It is the company' second generation encryption solution with support of 6Gb SATA speed. It is a performance and simple solution to secure any 3.5" or 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD with FIPS-140-2 certified AES 256-bit full disk hardware encryption. It connects to any system via eSATA or USB 3.1/3.0 port and drives are added or removed from the Sapphire Cipher Snap-In like a VHS cassette.

Encryption is activated by a simple insertion of a Cipher key, just like locking a door. There is no password to remember or special software to install. If the drive is stolen or lost, all the information in it is inaccessible without the Cipher key. The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is OS independent and can be connected to any system. It is a solution to secure sensitive data stored in any HDD and SSD or to transport drives containing sensitive information, particularly for organizations with heterogeneous computing environments and legacy systems.

The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In encrypts and decrypts data on the fly using an onboard FIPS 140-2 certified AES crypto engine. Unlike software encryption products that depend on the system CPU to encrypt and decrypt the data, it has no impact on CPU utilization. This allows the system CPU to perform its computing tasks at normal speed. There is minimal impact on the performance of the HDD or SSD.

Price for the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is $179 for model equipped with USB 3.1 interface.

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