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Kingston Digital Statement on SF-2000-based Encrypted SSDs

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Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory, along with LSI, its SSD processor partner, have recently been in discussions related to the encryption capabilities of the SF-2000 platform. It was discovered that the ’self encrypting’ feature that Kingston markets on both the SSDNow V+200 and KC100 lines runs in 128-bit AES encryption mode, not the originally stated 256-bit mode. Both AES modes encrypt and secure the data on the SSD from unauthorized access -- just to different encryption standards.

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I think today, it was a storage day :)
 
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Good of Kingston to let their customers know that they are aware of the issue and are working on it. Even if it's only a small portion who are affected, it tells everyone that the company cares about its products and customers.