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CipherChain Comparison

  Supported SATA devices Encryption algorithm Where can it be used? Applications Mounting Options Supported Storage Devices Host side interface Device side interface Maximum Transfer Rate OS Independent Power Input Cipher LED Drive Activity LED Bootable
CipherChain
ExpressCard
encrypt any external eSATA storage device AES 256-bit Install into ExpressCard slot on Notebook to encrypt:
  • any external hard drive /  SSD with eSATA connection
  • external RAID storage with eSATA connection

Secure data stored in external hard drive so that it can only be accessed on a system equipped with CipherChain and using a correct Cipher key

  • ExpressCard 34 / 54 slot
  • External hard drive / SSD with eSATA connection
  • eSATA  RAID volume
ExpressCard eSATA Up to 150MBps Supports Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008 From
ExpressCard
slot
Yes Yes Yes
CipherChain
encrypt any internal SATA storage device AES 256-bit Install into Desktop or Rack mount system to encrypt:
  • Boot drive
  • Secondary drive
  • RAID volume
  • Secure system from unauthorized access
  • Secure sensitive data stored in one of the internal hard drives
  • Secure a RAID volume
  • Standard 3.5" drive bay
  • PCI slot
  • slim CD bay
  • SATA I/II/III hard drive or SSD
  • a single RAID volume
  • CF media using Addonics SATA-CF hard disk adapter
  • IDE drives with Addonics IDE - SATA converter
  • Removable drive storage system with SATA connection
SATA SATA Up to 150MBps Yes 4-pin floppy power connector Yes Yes Yes
CipherChain-e
encrypt any external eSATA storage device AES 256-bit

Install into Desktop or Rack mount system to encrypt:

  • any external hard drive /  SSD with eSATA connection
  • external RAID storage with eSATA connection
Secure data stored in external hard drive so that it can only be accessed on a system equipped with CipherChain and using a correct Cipher key
  • Standard 3.5" drive bay
  • PCI slot
  • slim CD bay
  • External hard drive / SSD with eSATA connection
  • eSATA  RAID volume
SATA eSATA Up to 150MBps Yes 4-pin floppy power connector Yes Yes Yes
CipherChain ES
encrypt any SATA device inside an eSATA enclosure AES 256-bit

Install into

  • external drive enclosure with SCSI-1 (Centronic-50 connector) punch out
  • multi-bay drive enclosure SCSI-1 (Centronic-50 connector) punch out

Build your own external storage with hardward encryption via eSATA connection. Data can be accessed on any system with the correct Cipher key.

Can also connect to USB port with optional Addonics eSATA-USB adapter.

SCSI-1 (Centronic 50 connector) punch out
  • SATA I/II/III hard drive or SSD
  • a single RAID volume storage
eSATA SATA Up to 150MBps Yes 4-pin floppy power connector Yes Yes Yes