This Cipher 1U Rack is a great solution for application that requires attaching multiple drives to any system with reliable full disk encryption. Up to as many as four 3.5" hard drive can be connected to a system via a single cable to a PM compatible eSATA port.. This Cipher 1U Racks is designed with bullet proof AES 256-bit full disk hardware encryption at less than half of the price of similar products in the market. Not only the data is highly secured by the strong AES 256-bit encryption, the Cipher 1U Rack is simple to use and easy to deploy. There is no software to install or special training required. The FIPS certified hardware crypto engine integrated inside the Cipher 1U Rack ensures the maximum performance of the hard drive. Other than the insertion of a cipher key during the initial power up, the Cipher 1U Rack operates and performs just the same as an ordinary RAID system.
The Cipher 1U Rack comes with everything you need other than adding your choice of hard drive in any capacity. Drives are added and removed from the Cipher 1U Rack like tape cassette without the need of special drive tray or tool. By attaching to the Addonics NAS 4.0 adapter, this cipher 1U Rack can be instantly turned into a secured NAS on any local area network.
Designed with RAID Volume Encryption (RVE) architecture which costs less than the DLE (Drive Level Encryption) approach and is simpler to operate with only one encryption key to secure all the drives or the entire RAID volume. This Cipher 1U Rack supports maximum throughput up to 150 MB/sec.with full disk encryption
RVE encryption architecture illustration
Below is a summary of the PROs and CONs for DLE and RVE RAID encryption architectures:
|Encryption Architecture||one crypto engine per drive||one crypto engine per RAID set|
|Performance||maximum 300 MB/sec depending on the speed of the SATA port||Maximum 150 MB/sec|
|Operation||requires multiple Cipher keys depending on the # of drives in the RAID set||one Cipher key to activate the Cipher 1U Rack|
|level of security||AES 256-bit full disk encryption, each drive can be encrypted with different cipher key code||AES 256-bit full disk encryption. Each drive uses the same Cipher key code|
|recommended applications||Video editing, high performance computing that require sustained throughput over 150 MB/sec||General office server application, file back up, database, web server, email server, video server and others|
Components list made up this model:
1U RAID Rack integarated with AES 256-bit encryption and 5-port PM (AD5SAPM), a pair of Cipher keys (AAENKEY-2), one 3-foot eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), power cord
*Note: For eSATA connection, the RAID RACK must be connected to a SATA controller with hot swap capability in order to add and remove drive without rebooting. Please consult your motherboard or the add-in card manufacturer to determine hot swap support on your SATA controller. All of the Addonics SATA Host Controllers are hot swap capable.