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CipherChain
Desktop Configuration Examples (click on the computer image for enlarge detail view)

CipherChain mounted in standard 3.5" drive bay for easy access from the front of a Desktop PC

Installation
CipherChain model CC35MK1 or CC35MK2 is mounted onto the 3.5" drive bay or the 5.25" drive bay using a 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay bracket (AAMK53). CipherChain can be accessed from the front of the desktop PC case.

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host
Removable drive system or internal SATA hard drive is connected to CipherChain Device port, and Host port is connected to onboard or add-in card SATA port.

CipherChain mounted in PCI slot on the back of a Desktop PC

Installation
CipherChain model CCMSPC1 or CCMSPC2 is mounted onto the rear panel via a PCI slot. CipherChain can be accessed from the back of the desktop PC case. Optional 6 feet Cipher key extension cable is available to extend CipherChain access.

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host
Removable drive system or internal SATA hard drive is connected to CipherChain Device port, and Host port is connected to onboard or add-in card SATA port.

External Storage System Configuration Examples

CipherChain mounted in one of the drive bays on the front of an external hard drive tower (illustrated using the Addonics Storage Tower)

Installation
CipherChain module is mounted onto the front panel using a 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay bracket (CC35MK1 or CC35MK2), able to be accessed from the front of the external hard drive tower.

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host
Removable drive system or internal SATA hard drive is connected to CipherChain Device port, and Host port is connected to eSATA port(s) mounted on the back of the tower. The eSATA port is then connected to the eSATA port on a computer.


CipherChain mounted on the back of an external hard drive tower (illustrated using the Addonics Storage Tower)

Installation
CipherChain module is mounted onto the rear panel using a SCSI-1 (Centronics 50-pin) bracket (CCSCBKT1 or CCSCBKT2), able to be accessed from the back of the external hard drive tower.

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host
Removable drive system or internal SATA hard drive is connected to CipherChain Device port, and Host port is connected to eSATA port(s) mounted on the back of the tower.
The eSATA port is then connected to the eSATA port on a computer.

Port Multiplier (PM) Configuration Examples

Encrypting multiple drives connecting to a Port Multiplier using a single CipherChain

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host
Multiple hard drives configured as a single RAID volume (any RAID type) or as individual drive using an HPM or PM are connected to a CipherChain and then connect to the SATA host.



note: since all the drives pass through the CipherChain, their speed will be limited by the 1.5Gbps maximum throughput and overhead of the CipherChain.


Encrypting one to two drives with dedicated CipherChain before connecting to a Port Multiplier - This ensures maximum PM performance but requires more than one CipherChain depending on the RAID configuration

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host

RAID 0 - Encrypt one drive with a CipherChain before connecting to the PM. if the single encrypted drive is missing or not accessed with the correct Cipher key, the entire RAID set will be inaccessible
RAID 1 - In a two drive RAID 1 set, both drives require a CipherChain installed before connection to the HPM in order to fully protect the RAID set.
RAID 5 or RAID 10 - Encrypting two drives out of a RAID 5 or RAID 10 set before connection to the HPM can adequately protect the entire RAID set.


CipherChain-e
Desktop Configuration Examples

CipherChain-e mounted in standard 3.5" drive bay for easy access from the front of a Desktop PC

Installation
CipherChain-e model CC35MK1-E or CC35MK2-E is mounted onto the 3.5" drive bay or the 5.25" drive bay using a 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay bracket (AAMK53). CipherChain-e can be accessed from the front of the desktop PC case.

Connecting storage device sand CipherChain-e to host
Single hard drive contained inside an eSATA enclosure connected via eSATA to a CipherChain-e module installed onto the 3.5" drive bay or PCI slot of a Desktop PC, which is connected internally to the SATA host.

CipherChain-e mounted in PCI slot on the back of a Desktop PC

Installation
CipherChain-e model CCMSPC-E is mounted onto the rear panel via PCI slot. CipherChain-e can be accessed from the back of the desktop PC case. Optional 6 feet Cipher key extension cable is available to extend CipherChain access.

Connecting storage device and CipherChain to host
Removable drive system or internal SATA hard drive is connected to CipherChain Device port, and Host port is connected to onboard or add-in card SATA port.