Toshiba Intros MKxx61GYSD SED

"Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced the introduction of a new 2.5in Self-Encrypting Drive."

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Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) today announced the introduction of a new 2.5in Self-Encrypting Drive. The 7,200 RPM MKxx61GYSD drive features government-grade AES-256 hardware encryption that has been built-into the disk drive’s controller electronics.

Toshiba has introduced the new SED as part of its series designed specifically for commercial notebooks and security-sensitive applications. The AES-256 hardware encryption makes the MKxx61GYSD far superior in security compared to software encrypted HDDs. Toshiba has used the Opal Security Subsystem Class (Opal SSC) specification from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) for the new drive. The AES-256 encryption algorithm used by Toshiba in the new drive is certified by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through its Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP).

This allows the drive to quickly and effectively deploy highly secure encryption on notebooks and desktop PCs. The new HDD is ideal for computer systems that are used for managing confidential and sensitive data. Toshiba’s new drive comes at a very opportune time as most governments across the world are demanding that organizations follow and deploy better security policies for data sanctity. With the SED technology in place, IT departments can quickly meet government standards without having to interrupt business flow or application performance.

With SED storage in place, organizations have less need to worry about security as the initial encryption of OS files, application, and user data is performance automatically at full I/O speeds by the SED. All of this happens even as the data is transferred to the disk. This is much better than software encryption as there is no need to transfer data back and forth for encryption, which in itself can lead to security lapses.

Additionally, the Opal SSC is a broadly-supported industry standard that is fully compatible with all leading third party security management applications currently available. This means Toshiba’s SED does not call for any special application or software installation. The MKxx61GYSD is also fully compatible with Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT), which allows the drive to be securely administered or disabled remotely without any security concerns.

As SED security features are fully transparent, the new drive can be quickly integrated into any managed security environment without any need to dismantle the entire setup. Talking about the new SED, Martin Larsson, VP, Toshiba Europe, SDD, said, “Strong data encryption and access authentication provide the foundations for meeting the “safe harbour” provisions of privacy protection laws. The MKxx61GSYD helps businesses to protect their data assets by utilising the Opal SCC specification, a global standard which is broadly supported by leading security solutions providers. Users will benefit from richer security capabilities, in addition to optimum application performance.”

Samples of the MKxx61GYSD have already started shipping out to partners, though mass production of the drives is only scheduled to start in Q1 2011.

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23-11-2010, 17:29:42

RawZ@Aria
Regarding Aria, our EVGA got delayed. Infact i think everyones has. They were due last week on Tuesday, then it was Thursday. Now its this week... EVGA is messing everyone around in the UK. Same with their new SATA 6GB/s boards, delayed for a month.

23-11-2010, 18:07:06

Dewinte






Wow... you think it's because their sales in the US were much higher than expected and diverted the stock there?

24-11-2010, 05:19:18

dipzy


Wow... you think it's because their sales in the US were much higher than expected and diverted the stock there?



I rekon that is true, i seen so many unboxing videos on youtube and all of them are from the US

24-11-2010, 05:22:17

dipzy





Yh EVGA need to act fast, many people waiting in the UK for their cards, They best arrive before the VAT rise :(

24-11-2010, 08:14:01

Dewinte


Yh EVGA need to act fast, many people waiting in the UK for their cards, They best arrive before the VAT rise :(




God the VAT rise... I better be able to do my full order before the VAT rise, or that's an extra chunk on a large order for all my parts for a rig. Granted if you make the order before the VAT rise and just let it be back ordered hopefully your order will be honoured at that price! I don't see EVGA being foolish enough to leave it that long before getting them to the UK, they're probably waiting on a shipment themselves after giving the US everything..

24-11-2010, 10:36:56

dipzy


God the VAT rise... I better be able to do my full order before the VAT rise, or that's an extra chunk on a large order for all my parts for a rig. Granted if you make the order before the VAT rise and just let it be back ordered hopefully your order will be honoured at that price! I don't see EVGA being foolish enough to leave it that long before getting them to the UK, they're probably waiting on a shipment themselves after giving the US everything..



Thats what im hoping to do, make my order before January 2011 otherwise im gna have to use the money have set aside for watercooling the cards and cpu.
What im going to do is start ringing some places like scan, dabs, overclockers, aria and ask them "if i order it now, will i pay the current price thats on your website or the new VAT price?"

24-11-2010, 15:17:41

RawZ@Aria
EVGA 580s are now confirmed for next Wednesday :(

24-11-2010, 15:46:29

murphy7801
Hmm iv beening umming and rrring over getting a gtx 580 gainward GS or to wait for non ref which should hurry up with

24-11-2010, 15:50:24

dipzy


EVGA 580s are now confirmed for next Wednesday :(



If they do release next wednesday, i will put my order in

25-11-2010, 09:38:55

dipzy
Scan.co.uk Have got them instock and at the same time they increased the prices on the standard and super-clocked versions by atleast £30 :(
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