Diamond Cipher II Drive Cartridge System

The Diamond Cipher II Drive Cartridge System is a removable drive solution with the new Addonics full disk encryption that encrypts and decrypts at the full SATA 6G speed. Designed to be compatible with the original Diamond Cipher drive, the Diamond Cipher II Drive Cartridge System uses the same drive enclosure, drive cradle and cipher key as in the first generation Diamond Cipher drive. The new 6G AES 256-bit crypto engine is also FIPS 140-2 certified to ensure absolute data security should the drive get stolen or lost. Similar to all other Addonics full disk encryption solutions, the Diamond Cipher II Drive Cartridge System is simple to use. There is no password to remember, no software or driver needed to install and no special training is required. The best of all, the Diamond Cipher II ExDive kit is 100% OS transparent for easy implementation into any computing environment.

The Diamond Cipher II Drive Cartridge System can be used for programming or duplicate 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.

Designed for accommodating any standard 3.5" or 2.5" SATA I, II or III hard drive, the Diamond Cipher II drive enclosure comes with both eSATA and a standard SATA connectors on the back. The eSATA connector allows the Diamond Cipher II drive enclosure to be used as an external eSATA drive with the addition of an optional 12V power adapter and eSATA cable. Constructed of heavy gauge aluminum with precision finish for smooth operation, this drive kit is built to last while at the same time providing excellent heat dissipation for the hard drive.

 

Overview   Shown installed inside the 5¼" drive bay of a Desktop PC

      

 

Comes built-in with the Addonics SATA direct bridge interface, the Diamond Cipher II drive enclosure allows the SATA hard drive to appear as a direct connection to the host both in eSATA mode or SATA mode while at the same time isolates the SATA hard drive power and data connectors from the wears and tears incurred in some of the removable SATA hard drive systems.

The Diamond Cipher drive cradle, equipped with both standard 4P and SATA 15 -pin power connectors, has integrated SATA connector for direct connection to SATA port of any system. By attaching different Addonics IO converters, the Diamond Cipher drive cradle connection can be changed to IDE, USB or LVD160 SCSI.

Security
The Diamond Cipher II 6G SATA hardware encryption is a 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.

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  Diamond Cipher, CipherChain 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 HMAC key is lost or stolen, the key code cannot be copied or hacked.

 

Encryption features

  • AES 256-bit encryption - the highest level of encryption standard
  • FIPS 140-2 certified Crypto Module (MX+ crypto engine from Enova Technology)
  • Full disk encryption. No traceable data when the encrypted drive is connected to any system
  • High-performance ~ up to 6Gbps (actual performance depends on the speed of the storage device)
  • No measurable performance degradation to the SATA HDD/SSD
  • Data is encrypted and decrypted on the fly without using any CPU resources
  • Encryption / Decryption via a hardware key , just like using a regular key to open a door.
    To enable the encryption and access the drive, simply insert the Cipher key into the mini USB connector at the front of the Diamond Cipher enclosure prior to turn on the power.
  • Simple to deploy with no training required, no software to install and no password to remember
  • A pair of Cipher keys is included with each Diamond II drive kit
  • Choice of standard Cipher key or HMAC key (Key-Hash Message Authentication Code)
  • Optional RNG software suite for programming or duplicating the Cipher key
  • Platform independent - There is no software or driver to install to use Diamond Cipher II drive kit. As a result, it can be deployed in any systems running any OS. This is ideal for organizations with multi-platform computing and legacy system

    Drive enclosures features

    • Connect to computer via eSATA port
    • Support 3.5" or 2.5" SATA I, II or III HDD/SSD
    • No drive capacity limitation
    • Can be used as a boot drive via eSATA connection
    • Optional USB 3.1 to eSATA for USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 connection.
    • Can be used as an internal removable hard drive with an optional Diamond Drive cradle.
    • No interface cabling between drive and enclosure for a reliable connection.
    • Compact size for easy transportation - slightly larger than a VHS cassette
    • Sturdy aluminum body for use in rough environments
    • Well ventilated design, good heat conduction without fan for quiet operation
    • LED for both power, drive access and Cipher key activation
    • Simple hard drive installation
    • OS support
      • SATA: any OS that supports SATA connection
      • USB: any OS with built-in USB mass storage driver

Drive Cradle

  • Mount inside any standard 5 1/4" drive bay
  • Aluminum construction for effective heat dissipation inside any system
  • Choice of SATA, USB 3.1  interface
  • Connect power via 4-pin Molex or 15-pin SATA power connector
  • Drive Cradle keylock to secure Drive Enclosure and power on the drive
  • Drive Cradle LED can be set to come from hard drive or from controller
  • Separate LED for power and drive access
  • OS support
    • SATA: any OS that supports SATA connection
    • USB: any OS with built-in USB mass storage driver

*Note: The Diamond Cipher II Drive Cartridge System with the SATA interface must be connected to a SATA controller with hot swap capability in order to add and remove drive cartridge without rebooting. Please consult your motherboard or the add-in card manufacturer to confirm the hot-swap support on your SATA controller. All of the Addonics SATA Host Controllers are hot swap capable.

  • 6G AES 256-bit crypto engine
  • FIPS 140-2 certified
  • Supported drive type: 3.5"/2.5" SATA I, II and III HDD/SSD
  • Construction material: aluminum
  • Connectors on the drive enclosure (carrier)
    • Front: mini USB female (cipher key socket)
    • Back:  15-pin SATA power male, SATA male, eSATA female and DC power input jack
  • Connectors on the back of drive cradle (rack): 15-PIN SATA power male, 4P Molex power female, 7-PIN SATA male
  • Optional cooling fan
  • Combo LED for power (green) and drive access (orange) at the back of the drive enclosure
  • LED for Power (green) and drive access (orange) at the front of the drive cradle
  • Dimensions:
    • enclosure ~8.19 x 4.57 x 1.46 in. (208 x 116 x 37 mm.)
    • cradle ~8.93 x 5.75 x 1.61 in. (227 x 146 x 41 mm.)
  • Weight:
    • enclosure (without hard drive) ~13.6 oz (386g)
    • cradle ~15.2 oz (431g)
  • Operating temperature and relative humidity: 0 °C to +60 °C, 5% to 90%
  • Storage temperature and relative humidity: -40 °C to +85 °C, 5% to 95% (non condensing)

PRODUCTS

DCDCS6GS - (Diamond Cipher II 6G DCS, AES 256-bit, SATA interface)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, a pair of standard cipher keys (AAENKEY256-2), user guide
Price: 135.00
DCDCS6GU31 - (Diamond Cipher II 6G DCS, AES 256-bit, SATA or USB 3.1 interface)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, a SATA to USB 3.1 bridge (ADSAU3), a pair of standard cipher keys (AAENKEY256-2), user guide
Price: 149.00
DCDCS6GSH - (Diamond Cipher II 6G DCS with HMAC keys, AES 256-bit, SATA interface)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, two (2) HMAC keys (AAHMACK), user guide
Price: 169.00
DCDCS6GU31H - (Diamond Cipher II 6G DCS with HMAC keys, AES 256-bit, SATA or USB 3.1 interface)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit Drive Cartridge System with SATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, a SATA to USB 3.1 bridge (ADSAU3), two (2) HMAC keys (AAHMACK), user guide
Price: 184.00

ACCESSORIES

ASWRNG (RNG programming suite for Cipher key (AAENKEY256 and AAENKEY256-2))
Content: Addonics RNG (Random Number Generator) programming software for cipher key model AAENKEY256 and AAENKEY256-2. Windows 10 compatible. Requires Addonics 6G SATA encryption hardware.
Price: 60.00
DCSA6GCS (Diamond Cipher II 6G enclosure, AES 256-bit encryption)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G enclosure with 256-bit AES encryption. This is enclosure only. Cipher key is not included.
Price: 89.00
DSABYB (Diamond SATA drive cradle, black)
DSABYB Diamond drive cradle with native SATA interface
Price: 29.00
AAENKEY256 (1 AES 256-bit Cipher key)
Content: 1 piece of AES-256-bit encryption key
Price: 9.00
AAHMACK (1 AES 256-bit HMAC Cipher key)
Content: 1 piece of AES 256-bit HMAC key. Note: The cipher code file (a .BIN file) is provided in either a CD or email. If the customer wants to receive this file via email, please include the email address in the instruction box on the final check out page when placing the order from our online store. The BIN file is required to program additional cipher keys with the same code. For security purpose, we store the BIN file for up to 30 days only after the product delivery. It is important for the customer to make extra copies of this file and keep them in a safe place once the file is received.
Price: 39.95
ASWRNG-P30 (RNG software suite PRO with 30 HMAC key license)
Content: Addonics RNG (Random Number Generator) software suite PRO with license to program up to 30 HMAC keys. HMAC key is not included. Windows 10 compatible. Requires Addonics 6G SATA encryption hardware.
Price: 569.00
ASWRNG-P50 (RNG software suite PRO with 50 HMAC key license)
Content: Addonics RNG (Random Number Generator) software suite PRO with license to program up to 50 HMAC keys. HMAC Key is not included. Windows 10 compatible. Requires Addonics 6G SATA encryption hardware.
Price: 849.00
ASWRNG-P100 (RNG software suite PRO with 100 HMAC key license)
Content: Addonics RNG (Random Number Generator) software suite PRO with license to program up to 100 HMAC keys. HMAC Key is not included. Windows 10 compatible. Requires Addonics 6G SATA encryption hardware.
Price: 1399.00
AAHMACK-30 (30 AES 256-bit HMAC Cipher keys + RNG software PRO)
Content: 30 pieces of AES 256-bit HMAC keys, RNG software PRO, user guide
Price: 849.00
AAHMACK-50 (50 AES 256-bit HMAC Cipher keys + RNG software PRO)
Content: 50 pieces of AES 256-bit HMAC keys, RNG software PRO, user guide
Price: 1249.00
AAHMACK-100 (100 AES 256-bit HMAC Cipher keys + RNG software PRO)
Content: 100 pieces of AES 256-bit HMAC keys, RNG software PRO, user guide
Price: 2199.00
AAMRKEY5 (Mobile Rack power switch key - 5 pairs)
replacement keys for Mobile Rack II (model: AENRHDSA35-R), Snap-In Mobile Rack (AESNAPMRSA), Diamond family drive kits, including duplicators, RAID Tower and Sapphire family of products that use these removable drive systems.
Price: 2.50
ADU31ESP (USB 3.1 to eSATAp adapter)
Content: USB 3.1 to eSATAp Adapter, user guide
Price: 27.95
AAP12V3A (Universal 110/240 AC/DC 12V 3A adapter)
AAP12V3A    110/220V 12V 3A Power adapter with a set of interchangeable US, UK, EU and AU plug for use in most countries around the world. Great for overseas travellers.
Price: 20.00