Popular Crypto SSD FAQs

Yes. Although it can only be used a secondary drive but encryption cannot be enabled. For encryption to be set the Crypto SSD must be the master drive on your system.

No. The Crypto SSD is independent of the BIOS and your data will not be affected if you were to re-flash or clear the CMOS jumper of your motherboard.

A Dual Profile secured SSD is an ideal solution for administered network environments. IT network staff can setup a Crypto SSD with a Master profile, to access the Crypto SSD should the user forget their password or lock themselves out of the Crypto SSD due to invalid password attempts.

Dual Profiles can also be used for single users, to have two access points should one credential be forgotten.

No. The Crypto SSD encryption is only compatible with Windows XP, Vista & 7 Operating Systems.

On other Operating Systems the Crypto SSD can only be used as a normal SSD without encryption enabled.

Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is a method for encrypting the entire hard drive to protect your data. This includes the operating system and data

FDE works through the controller of the storage device encrypting/decrypting data as it is received back and forth.

There are many encryption algorithms used with FDE devices, the most common of which is 128-bit and 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

The Integral Crypto SSD uses hardware-based FDE and utilises 256-bit AES to protect your data which is FIPS 197 Validated - Certificate No. 1832.


No. The Crypto SSD is independent of the BIOS and your data will not be affected with credential changes made in the BIOS.

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