Self-encrypting SSDs support AES-256 encryption for IIoT systems

Virtium recently released its StorFly self-encrypting drives (SEDs), a family of industrial-grade solid-state drives (SSDs) with integrated AES-256 encryption engines and random number generators that allow crypto keys to be stored on the devices themselves. Available in all major form factors including 1.8″, 2.5″, CFast, M.2, mSATA, and Slim SATA, the Opal 2.0-compatible StorFly SEDs eliminate the overhead of software-based encryption while also supporting crypto- and block-erase functions. Built for the embedded and Industrial Internet of Things markets, the SEDs are designed to industrial temperature ranges (-40 ºC to +85 ºC) and come in MLC, industrial-grade MLC, and SLC variants. The SSDs also include Virtium’s vtGuard Power Fail Protection to defend against corruption resulting from power loss, resulting robust storage solutions that guarantee the security and integrity of data at rest.