Kingston Announces TCG Opal 1.0 Compliant SSDNow KC300

Kingston has announced an Opal 1.0 compliant SSD which comes in the form of its KC300 SSD. This new version of the KC300 SSD, built to support the Opal 1.0 specification, is particularly interesting for enterprise applications, as its new features allow it to self-encrypt, as well as perform other built-in security functions.

"As SSDs become more common in businesses and organizations, many of our enterprise customers are now looking into managing these drives in the workforce," said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. "We are proud to offer a version of our top-selling KC300 SSD with the ability to be managed by the most popular endpoint software applications to give companies flexibility and peace of mind to keep work data secure."

It has support for applications such as WinMagic, SecureDoc, McAfee Endpoint Encryption, and Wave Embassy.

The unit will be available through select channels and comes with capacities ranging from 60 GB to 480 GB.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    12178948 said:
    Tom's the title is wrong. You wrote Comliant, probably meant ComPliant !!!
    Oops. Fixed! ;)
  • f-14
    "as its new features allow it to self-encrypt, as well as perform other* built-in security functions."

    * Disclaimer "other built in security functions" may or may not be used soley by the NSA and or other world governments that included such features as a back door and keys to the encryptions.
  • holyknight1121
    Can Kingston throw out the 5.0.7 firmwares for v300, please? I'm very sure many people would love to have that.