Memory and Storage

Microsemi Provices Rugged Self-Encrypted Solid State Drive for High Capacity Apps

04 August 2013

Microsemi Corp. has announced the world's first secure, half-terabyte solid state drive (SSD) for mobile video surveillance operations, storage area networks and other high capacity storage applications requiring superior real-time data protection.

The ruggedized SSD operates at sustained 200 megabytes/second and delivers a full-hardware-based erase time of less than 10 seconds. The SSD is being shipping to multiple customers to support applications requiring massive secure storage capacity.

"Data storage security and reliability are primary defenses in the battle to protect critical information from loss or breach that can put individuals, companies, organizations and nations at high risk," said Charlie Leader, general manager for Microsemi's Power Management Group. "Our drives are built for extreme reliability and data integrity, and are the most secure, most reliable SSDs available on the market."

The SSD provides military-grade ruggedization as well as safeguards and processes for physical data storage with multiple layers of security features. The drive features a built-in compact in-line encryptor with hardware-implemented, NIST-certified AES 256 encryption using the XTS block cipher mode.

Ruggedization features more than 2 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF).

The TRRUST-Stor Series 200 is powered by Microsemi's second generation Armor processor and enables the ability to load encryption keys. Customers can input their own AES-256 keys, purge them and reload as needed. Microsemi's TRRUST-Purge technology destroys keys in less than 30 milliseconds when activated.

TRRUST-Stor SSD's ruggedized specifications allow the disk drive to withstand up to 3000 gravitational (G) shock and 30 G root-mean-square acceleration (Grms) of vibration.

Microsemi designs and manufactures a wide variety of multiple chip packages (MCPs), commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) memory, microprocessors and combination MCPs for demanding applications. The microelectronic products can also be ruggedized and processed for tamper resistance.

Microsemi (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Its reported third quarter of fiscal 2013, ended June 30, 2013, showed net sales for Microsemi's third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $242.6 million, up 3.1 percent sequentially. In its reporting last month, Microsemi said it expects net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 to increase 2 percent to 4 percent, sequentially.

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