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Solid State Drives and Encryption – A No-Go?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The speed and silence of solid state drives are definitely attractive, but it looks like the hardware manufacturers still have a few bugs to work out …

Modern Solid State Drives are faster than their platter-driven brethren. They do have additional advantages like being completely silent when operating and better shock proof. The disadvantages are the high price per Gigabyte of storage space and unreliability when it comes to erasing or deleting data from the storage media. Especially the latter point can have severe security implications.