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Toshiba's New HG6 SSDs Can Self-Encrypt

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Toshiba's new SSDs will be part of the HG6 series of SSDs, and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Toshiba has launched a new series of SSDs: the HG6 series. This series will not only consist of 2.5" drives, but also drives with the mSATA format as well as the new M.2 format.

The drives will have sequential read and write speeds of up to 534 MB/s and 482 MB/s, respectively, and transfer data over a SATA3 interface. Toshiba has also presented an option for self-encryption according to the TCG Opal Ver. 2.0 standards, which will also have the SSDs self-wipe when hooked up to unregistered machines.

Toshiba will release 9.5 mm thick 2.5" drives, 7.0 mm thick 2.5" drives, mSATA drives, and double-sided M.2 drives with capacities ranging from 60 GB to 512 GB, while the single-sided M.2 units will be available in either 128 GB versions or 256 GB versions.

There was no word on pricing yet, though shipments are expected to start in March.

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    ssdpro , February 27, 2014 3:17 PM
    "Toshiba has also presented an option for self-encryption according to the TCG Opal Ver. 2.0 standards, which will also have the SSDs self-wipe when hooked up to unregistered machines."I would like to see more about how that is implemented and what method is used to continually determine if the connected system is registered.
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    Kelthar , February 28, 2014 5:30 AM
    I'm kind of worried about the self-wipe protection. How does it detect if the PC is registered? If it's, for example, through the motherboard, if mine dies and it's the only PC I have registered, will my information be lost forever? It sounds nice if you're afraid of having your data stolen, but it might be a pain in the ass if you're taking into account possible hardware failure.
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    anti-painkilla , March 2, 2014 12:47 PM
    Keep an encrypted back up?Even the press release doesn't mention it much regarding the encryption and wipe.http://storage.toshiba.com/docs/default-source/press-releases/hg6_series_release.pdf?sfvrsn=0