Toshiba announced its first 2.5-inch series of Self-Encrypting Hard Drives (SED) equipped with Wipe Technology. The five models in the MK6461GSYG family range from 160GB to 640GB (7,200 RPM, Serial ATA ) and provide government-grade AES-256 hardware encryption.
Toshiba's proprietary suite of security functions bring an unsurpassed level of data protection to IT equipment. Wipe Technology allows users to determine a range of security settings, including invalidation of encryption keys and data invalidation when a drive is removed from its housing or connected to an unauthorized host system.
IT departments must contend with various security risks, from lost and stolen PC through to compliance with increasingly strict privacy laws and regulations governing data security. These concerns also go beyond PCs. Today, most office copier and printing systems utilize HDD capacity and performance to support productivity and the security of recorded document image data that must be maintained. Furthermore, data invalidation required overwriting for hours or physically disrupting until now.
Wipe Technology provides automatic data invalidation when it is connected to unauthorized host system. The MK6461GSYG family drives not only offer the latest version of Wipe Technology, it also allows you to configure areas of the hard drive for invalidation and encryption, achieving an optimized solution for data security.
- Invalidation of all data by the system.
This invalidates all data. This feature is designed for use prior to system disposal or re-purposing to ensure that private data never leaves the control of the responsible business unit or the IT department
- Invalidation of data on powering down
The HDD encryption key is automatically invalidated when the drive's power supply is turned off. If a Wipe Technology SED drive is removed from a system, it can be set to invalidate all data on the drive.
- Invalidation of data when the equipment is connected to an unauthorized system (new)
When an SED HDD is inserted into a system it triggers “challenge response” authentication to confirm the system is known to the HDD. If the authentication fails, the HDD automatically deletes the encryption key. This level counteracts attempts to read a drive by physically removing it from a secure host system and installing it in another system.
Wipe Technology HDD can be incorporated into existing system architectures and integrated into various IT equipments where users demand a high level of data security, including multifunction printers, POS systems and PCs. Toshiba is now studying future integration of the technology into solid state drives (SSD).
- AES-256 Bit Hardware-based Self-Encrypting Drive
- Toshiba Wipe Technology
- Trusted Computing Group Storage Security Subsystem Class: Opal SSC
- Secure Automatic Data Invalidation (ADI)
- Supported by Third Party Security Software Applications
- Up to 640GB of Storage Capacity
- 9.5-millimeter High Profile
- 16MB Cache Buffer
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Sampling will start from the end of April with mass production following at the end of June.