1U Cipher Rack for 2.5" HDD/SSD, 4 eSATA connectors

The R1CH4254ES is a 1U Cipher Rack that accommodates as many as four 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs. Comes built-in with four 2.5" Snap-In drive bays, drives can be added to or removed from each bay like tape cartridges without any special tool. The four drives are attached to the computer via four eSATA cables. Each drive is encrypted with an Addonics FIPS-140-2 certified 6G CipherChain II module to secure the data in the drive from unauthorized data access. The hardware encryption engine encrypts and decrypts data on the fly with minimal performance degradation. This set up is ideal for secure data storage application that requires adding multiple external drives to a computer as individual drives without RAID. It is a great economical compact solution to use as a central storage for multiple computers. 

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Simple to use
Similar to all other Addonics encryption products, the 1U Cipher Rack is a pure hardware solution, meaning there is no software to run, no driver to install, and no password to remember. There is very little user training required to use the1U Cipher Rack. All the user needs to do is to insert the correct Cipher key before powering on the storage device. The 1U Cipher Rack is totally operating system independent and this makes this 1U storage rack an ideal security solution for organizations with heterogeneous computing environments and legacy systems.

High Performance
The 1U Cipher Rack encrypts and decrypts data on the fly at speed up to 6Gbps using an onboard FIPS 140-2 certified AES crypto engine from Enova Technology. Unlike software encryption products that depend on the system CPU to encrypt and decrypt the data, the hardware encryption in this 1U Cipher Rack has no impact on CPU utilization. This allows the system CPU to perform its computing tasks at normal speed. There is minimal impact on the performance of the hard drive or SSD.

Security
The 1U Cipher Rack is a full disk encryption solution, meaning that the boot sector, partition table, and all the information in the drive are encrypted. Storage devices protected by the 1U Cipher Rack are inaccessible without the Cipher key. If the encrypted drive is stolen and then is connected to another system, the drive will appear as a brand new drive with no trace of any data. For further security enhancement, the 1U Cipher Rack also supports HMAC key (Key-Hash Message Authentication Code), which cannot be duplicated in case the key is lost or stolen.

Use as a Cipher key programmer
The 1U Cipher Rack 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.

Choice of standard Cipher (SC) key or HMAC Key (Key-Hash Message Authentication Code)
The standard Cipher key stores the cipher code in plain text. Addonics first generation of encryption product can only be authenticated with this SC key. This type of key is also compatible with the 1U Cipher Rack product. Although you can use the same key code for both the 1U Cipher Rack and the Addonics first generation Cipher products, the encrypted hard drives are not compatible. In other words, drives encrypted in 1U Cipher Rack 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 encryption engine inside the 1U Cipher Rack and the original 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 an HMAC key is lost or stolen, the key code cannot be copied or hacked.

  • Great for the following applications:
    • Secure or lock down a system from unauthorized access
    • Prevent sensitive data from unauthorized access when the storage device is lost or stolen
    • Shipping or transporting storage devices containing sensitive data
  • Install up to four (4) 2.5" SATA HDD or SSD of any capacity (drives not included) with 9 - 9.5 mm maximum drive height
  • Each drive is secured by a FIPS 140-2 certified Crypto Module (MX+ crypto engine from Enova Technology)
  • AES 256-bit encryption - the highest level of encryption standard
  • High performance - up to 6Gbps (actual performance depends on the speed of the storage device)
  • Minimal measurable performance degradation to the SATA HDD/SSD
  • Full disk encryption. No traceable data when the encrypted drive is connected to any system
  • No training required. Encryption/decryption via a hardware key, just like using a regular key to open a door
  • Choice of standard Cipher key or HMAC key (Key-Hash Message Authentication Code)
  • Optional RNG software suite for programming or duplicating the Cipher key
  • Connect to system via four (4) eSATA ports (4 eSATA cables are included)
  • Built-in four (4) 2.5" Snap-In drive bays
  • Drives are added or removed directly like tape cartridge from each removable snap-in bay without any special tool
  • Drive can be hot swap when connecting to eSATA host that supports such feature*
  • Drives appear as four independent drives when attaching to any system
  • Power and drive access LED on each drive bay
  • OS independent

 *Note: For eSATA connection, the 1U Cipher RACK must be connected to a SATA controller with hot swap capability in order to add and remove the drive without rebooting. Please consult your motherboard or the add-in card manufacturer to determine the hot-swap support on your SATA controller. All of the Addonics SATA Host Controllers are hot swap capable.

HMAC key: The cipher code in the HMAC key is encrypted and stored in a protected secret area. The code cannot be copied or READ by any mean should the key is lost or stolen.  To program another HMAC key with the same cipher code, the original key file used in creating the cipher code is required.

  • Rackmount chassis
    • 1U height
    • Constructed of heavy-duty steel
    • 180 Watts 110/240 AC power supply
    • Three 40x40mm low noise cooling fans
  • Front Panel
    • Four (4) 2.5" Snap-In drive bay for 9 - 9.5 mm drive height
    • Four (4) Cipher key sockets
    • LEDs:
      Power and drive access on each Snap-In drive bay
      Cipher code presence and drive access on each Cipher module
  • Back panel
    • Eight (8) eSATA ports
    • AC power socket
    • ON/OFF power switch
    • 110/240V AC set switch
  • Weight: ~ 10.96 lb (4.98 Kg)
  • Dimensions (W x L x H): ~ 17.19 x 11.88 x 1.75 in. (436.5 x 301.75 x 44.45 mm)
  • Operating temperature and humidity: 0 - 60°C, 5 - 95% % RH non-condensing
  • Storage temperature and humidity: -20 - 70°C, 0 - 90% RH

PRODUCTS

R1C4254ES - (1U Cipher Rack with standard cipher keys in 1U Rack, 4 2.5" Snap-In, 4 eSATA)
Content: 1U Cipher Rack for four (4) 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD with 4 eSATA connectors, four (4) 100-cm eSATA cables (AAESATA100C), 4 pairs of standard cipher keys (AAENKEY256-2), power cord and user guide. By default, the two keys in a pair are coded the same and each pair of cipher keys are programmed with unique cipher code. You may request to program these keys differently by leaving notes in the instruction box at final check out.
Price: 799.00
R1CH4254ES - (1U Cipher Rack with HMAC keys in 1U Rack, 4 2.5" Snap-In, 4 eSATA)
Content: 1U Rack for four (4) 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD with four (4) eSATA connectors, 4 100-cm eSATA cables (AAESATA100C), 8 HMAC keys (AAHMACK), power cord and user guide. By default, the two keys in a pair are coded the same and each pair of cipher keys are programmed with unique cipher code. You may request to program these keys differently by leaving notes in the instruction box at final check out.
Price: 940.00

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
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
AD4ES6GPX4 (4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4X Controller)
Content: 4-eSATA 6G PCIe 4-lane Controller, user guide
Price: 169.00
AD2ES6GPX2 (2-eSATA 6G PCIe 2X Controller)
Content: 2-eSATA 6G PCIe 2- lane Controller, low profile bracket, user guide
Price: 39.00
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
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