PATA SSD provides enhanced data security

Posted By : Alice Matthews
PATA SSD provides enhanced data security


Provider of of industrial SSD, digital consumer products and memory modules, Apacer, has announced that its value-added PATA SSD, 2.5" 44 pin AFD 257 brings benefit to data security. It covers three built-in data security functions - Full Erase, Destroy, and Write Protect to provide advanced and upgraded data security advantages. It is suitable replacement of 2.5” PATA HDDs.

Apacer data security technology provides three protection options catering to different needs. 'Full Erase' technology ensures effective and complete erasure of data stored in the User Block and Free Block to achieve thorough deletion of confidential information and prevent intentional data theft. 

'Destroy' technology is an advanced cleaning technology that clears data from not only the storage blocks but also the system blocks. The purpose is to completely destroy the drive, so that the information in the drive will not be retrieved and reused. This technology meets the requirement for national defense-class surveillance facilities, which requires fast and complete destruction of confidential data.

In addition to the complete erasure technologies, Apacer has also developed the 'Virtual Write' technology to effectively protect the data stored in the drive. This technology is designed based on the concept of virtualisation of the write-in process, which prevents malicious or unintentional alteration of confidential information, without affecting the stability of the operating system installed in the drive.

To make the data security functions easy to trigger for customers, AFD 257 can be customised to suit different needs through combinations of software and hardware options. For the hardware-driven option, a wafer connector is designed at the bottom of AFD 257, which enables direct activation of the unit through simple plug-and-play of the male wafer header. However, this option is not available for some closed systems. Therefore, we have designed another option for the closed systems. Closed systems can be driven through external cables; all you need are a few customised buttons on the control panel to achieve direct connection to AFD 257 and simple upgrade of your system.

The PATA interface AFD solid-state drive series has expandability up to 256GB. It comes not only with high-standard value-added security functions, but also supporting PIO Mode-4, MWDMA Mode-2, and Ultra DMA-6. It also supports 72-bit ECC function, wear-levelling technology, and S.M.A.R.T. self-monitoring analysis reporting technology. Users can choose from the highest stability SLC to most cost-effective MLC solutions. Genuine I-Grade SLC and MLC solutions guarantee normal operation under an industrial temperature range (-40 to 85°C), which means that the industrial systems remain stable even under long-term exposure to high-temperature or direct sunlight or extreme low temperature.

The new technologies provide the old systems instant upgrade to the high-speed, high-efficiency, energy-saving, and high-durability advantages of the solid-state drive through AFD 257. Plus, the customised and enhanced data security protection technology instantly upgrades the industrial systems to the newest and most cost-effective technology.


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