Diamond Cipher II ExDrive for 3.5"/2.5" HDD/SSD

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, the Diamond Cipher II drive kit 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 ExDrive kit 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 ExDrive 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.

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 ExDrive kit to be used as an external eSATA drive. When connected via eSATA interface, the Diamond Cipher II ExDrive is capable of booting Operating Systems through an eSATA port or add-on card on a computer. The eSATA connection can be converted to USB 3.1 connection by using the Addonics USB 3.1 to eSATA adapter. The Diamond Cipher II drive enclosure can also be used as a removable cartridge via a Diamond drive cradle that fits inside a 5 1/4" drive bay of any computer.

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Diamond Cipher II ExDrive Connection Illustration


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 systems.

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
  • 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
    • Front: mini USB female (cipher key socket)
    • Back:  15-pin SATA power, SATA, eSATA and DC power input jack
  • Power adapter: 110/240 AC/DC 12V 3A
  • Optional cooling fan
  • Combo LED for power (green) and drive access (orange)
  • Dimensions: ~8.19 x 4.57 x 1.46 in. (208 x 116 x 37 mm.)
  • Weight: ~13.6 oz (enclosure without hard drive)
  • 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

DCED6GES - (Diamond Cipher II 6G ExDrive kit, AES 256-bit, eSATA connection)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit enclosure with eSATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, a pair of standard cipher keys (AAENKEY256-2), 110/230V AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAP12V3A), a 6 feet eSATA connecting cable (AAESATA200C), user guide
Price: 125.00
DCED6GEU3 - (Diamond Cipher II 6G ExDrive kit, AES 256-bit, eSATA or USB 3.1)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit enclosure with eSATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, a USB 3.1 to eSATA adapter (ADU31ESP), a pair of standard cipher keys (AAENKEY256-2), 110/230V AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAP12V3A), a 6 feet eSATA connecting cable (AAESATA200C), user guide
Price: 149.00
DCED6GESH - (Diamond Cipher II 6G ExDrive with HMAC keys, AES 256-bit, eSATA connection)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit enclosure with eSATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, two (2) HMAC keys (AAHMACK), 110/230V AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAP12V3A), a 6 feet eSATA connecting cable (AAESATA200C), user guide
Price: 159.00
DCED6GEU3H - (Diamond Cipher II 6G ExDrive with HMAC keys, , AES 256-bit, eSATA or USB 3.1)
Content: Diamond Cipher II 6G, AES 256-bit enclosure with eSATA interface for 3.5"/2.5" SATA HDD/SSD, a USB 3.1 to eSATA adapter (ADU31ESP), two (2) HMAC keys (AAHMACK), 110/230V AC/DC 12V power adapter (AAP12V3A), a 6 feet eSATA connecting cable (AAESATA200C), user guide
Price: 184.00

ACCESSORIES

DCSA6GCS (Diamond Cipher II 6G enclosure, SES 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
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
AAENKEY256-2 (A pair of AES 256-bit Cipher keys)
AAENKEY256-2 A pair of AES 256-bit encryption keys
Price: 17.00
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
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
DSABYB (Diamond SATA drive cradle, black)
DSABYB Diamond drive cradle with native SATA interface
Price: 29.00
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
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99
ADU31ESP (USB 3.1 to eSATAp adapter)
Content: USB 3.1 to eSATAp Adapter, user guide
Price: 27.95