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Samsung, Dell bring SSD encryption solutions

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2009 20:49 User comments (2)

Samsung, Dell bring SSD encryption solutions Solid-State Drives (SSD) continue to advance to new heights of performance, and every self-respecting tech enthusiast is following the progress to see data storage develop in line with other computer components and not be stuck as a bottleneck for performance. Up until now, some security concerns came out of the fact that while full drive encryption solutions are available for traditional, mechanical HDDs, SSDs were lacking in that department.
In steps Samsung and Dell with their own solutions to this problem. Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that it will bundle SSD data encryption software with every SSD it ships. The software, from Wave Systems' Embassy management software, will be bundled with all SSDs with a storage capacity between 64GB and 256GB, and will be available from PC markers, the company said.

Dell has also stepped in to fill the void, announcing at the same time that it would include self-encrypting SSDs with its Latitude line of laptops during the year. SSDs have enormous potential in performance, energy consumption and heat radiation, making them suitable for modern computers and notebooks. However, to replace the traditional HDD, it has to cross some bridges with capacity limits, longevity, performance and of course, data security too.

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118.4.2009 13:56

Cant wait till we have non-moving part hard drives, aka SS hard drives. The MAIN reason for so many RMAs at newegg with HDs is bc of moving parts BREAKING. However, only a fraction of motherboards or ram have to be rma'ed. Why? No moving parts!

Look how rock solid the N64 was. You could put that thing through a washing dryer and it would still work (half kidding). Try that with any of the hard drives from CRAPGATE. If you drop it on the carpet..its BROKE.

218.4.2009 16:44

Originally posted by windsong:
Cant wait till we have non-moving part hard drives, aka SS hard drives. The MAIN reason for so many RMAs at newegg with HDs is bc of moving parts BREAKING. However, only a fraction of motherboards or ram have to be rma'ed. Why? No moving parts!

Look how rock solid the N64 was. You could put that thing through a washing dryer and it would still work (half kidding). Try that with any of the hard drives from CRAPGATE. If you drop it on the carpet..its BROKE.
In verified test, The CRAPGATE preformed 10x longer in noisy vibrating environments. Seagate is the best for noisy vibrating and high altitude environments, the draw back with Seagate is Write Speed and thats where WD out Preforms Seagate.

SSD's are cool but the price per MB is insanely high. SSD's are nice in laptops.

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