6G SATA Hardware Encryption

High Performance   ¦  AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption   ¦  FIPS 140-2 Certified

The 6G SATA hardware encryption is the Addonics latest hardware encryption solution that supports the full SATA 3.0 6Gbps speed. Similar to the Addonics first generation of hardware encryption solution, the 6G SATA encryption products are also FIPS 140-2 certified to ensure meeting the highest encryption standard. There is no software or driver to install. Thus the solution is OS independent and can be implemented into any computer or computing equipment that has SATA port. The encryption engine onboard ensures minimal performance degradation on the drive. 

The operation of the Addonics Cipher drive is just like opening a door or starting a car with a key. There is no password to remember. The encrypted drive is accessed simply through the insertion of a small Cipher key,  When the CipherChain is implemented into the system drive of a computer, it can be a total lockdown of the system without a Cipher key. Even when the entire computer is stolen, the valuable data in the system drive is protected as the content on the drive is not accessible without the correct Cipher key.

Security
All 6G SATA hardware encryption products are full disk encryption solution, meaning that the boot sector, partition table, and all the information in the drive are encrypted. If the encrypted drive is stolen and connected to another system, the drive will appear as a brand new drive with no trace of any data. For further security enhancement, the 6G SATA encryption products also support HMAC (hash message authentication code) key.

Use as a Cipher key programmer
The 6G SATA encryption products can be used for programming or duplicating the Cipher key code using the Addonics RNG software utility (a software sold separately. This allows users to manage their own key code and is highly recommended for multiple units deployment.

Choice of standard Cipher (SC) key or HMAC key (Key-Hashed Message Authentication Code)
The standard Cipher key stores the cipher code in plain text. Addonics first generation of CipherChain, Diamond Cipher and Ruby Cipher can only be authenticated with this SC key. This type of key is also compatible with the 6G SATA encryption product. Although you can use the same key code for both the 6G SATA encryption products and the Addonics first generation Cipher products, the encrypted hard drives are not compatible. In other words, drives encrypted in any of the 6G SATA encryption products cannot be attached to the first generation of Cipher product and vice versa.

The cipher code in the HMAC key is encrypted. Its authentication requires two ways communication with the 6G SATA encryption engine and the originally encrypted hard drive. The HMAC key cannot be duplicated. The original key file, generated by the Addonics RNG software suite, is required to program additional HMAC key. So when a HMAC key is lost or stolen, the key code cannot be copied or hacked.

CipherChain II - High Performance Full Disk Encryption
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CipherChain II, 6G performance, FIPS certified, full disk encryption

The CipherChain II is the Addonics latest hardware encryption solution that supports the full SATA 3.0 6Gbps speed. Similar to the first generation of CipherChain, the new CipherChain II is FIPS 140-2 certified to ensure meeting the highest encryption standard

  • Secure or lock down a system from unauthorized access
  • Prevent sensitive data from unauthorized access when the storage device is lost or stolen
  • Support SATA 3.0, 6Gps speed
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External CipherChain2 - 6G SATA encryption

Model: CC2-EA256 The External CipherChain II is a unique security tool that you can use for a variety of storage applications. Built on a FIPS certified AES 256-bit crypto engine, the External CipherChain is the perfect solution to secure...

  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • 6 Gbps hardware encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 certified Crypto Module
  • Full disk encryption
  • No training required. Encryption / Decryption via a hardware key
  • Connect via eSATA, USB 3.1, 3.0 or 2.0
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Addonics RNG software suite - for programming HMAC or standard cipher key

Model: ASWRNG The Addonics CipherKey Programming tool is an optional software utility for managing your own Cipher key code or making duplicates of Cipher keys for all Addonics SATA based hardware encryption products...

  • Basic version - program or duplicate standard Cipher key
  • PRO version - Basic version features plus ability to program HMAC key
  • Supported OS: Windows 10
Sapphire Cipher II Drive Enclosure
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Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In

The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is Addonics 2nd generation encryption solution with support of SATA 6G speed. It is a high performance and simple solution to secure any 3.5" or 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD with FIPS certified AES 256-bit full disk hardware encryption...

  • Prevent sensitive data from unauthorized access when the hard drive is lost or stolen
  • SATA 6G speed
  • FIPS 140-2 certified
  • Supports any 3.5" or 2.5" SATA HDD or SDD*
  • eSATA and USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 connection
Diamond Cipher II for 3.5"/2.5" HDD/SSD
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Diamond Cipher II ExDrive for 3.5"/2.5" HDD/SSD

Model: DCED6GES, DCED6GEU3 The Diamond Cipher II ExDrive kit is one of the new Addonics full disk encryption solutions that encrypts and decrypts at the full SATA 6G speed. Designed to be compatible with the original Diamond Cipher drive...

  • High-performance, up to 6Gbps
  • AES 256-bit encryption - the highest level of encryption standard
  • FIPS 140-2 certified Crypto Module
  • Choice of standard Cipher key or HMAC key