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CipherShield 256-bit AES 4-Bay RAID USB 3.2 Gen 1/eSATA FIPS 140-2 HIPAA Hardware Encrypted External Desktop Hard Drive
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Available In Price Model
16TB $1,199.99 CSE-16TB4-SU3
24TB $1,699.99 CSE-24TB4-SU3
32TB $1,999.99 CSE-32TB4-SU3
40TB $2,299.99 CSE-40TB4-SU3
48TB $2,499.99 CSE-48TB4-SU3
56TB $2,699.99 CSE-56TB4-SU3
64TB $2,999.99 CSE-64TB4-SU3
72TB $3499.99 CSE-72TB4-SU3

Product Description

This BUSlink 4-Bay RAID hard drive supports large capacity and USB 3.2 Gen 1/eSATA interface. It supports Intelligent RAID function: RAID 0, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 10, and Large. Removable HDD trays support hot-plug replacement of drives (only for RAID with redundancy mode). HDD intelligent sleep function is supported. The LCM display and buttons support the convenient setting of RAID modes and status display. Optional password allows locking of RAID settings. Cooling fan maintain safe operating temperature. Skidproof and shockproof rubber feet mat ensure safe operation.

CipherShield drive safeguards and protects classified information when they are too important to be left in the hand of one individual. To gain access to the drive, authentication will be based on one unique Cipherkey. It requires one key to be plugged in all the time while working with the drive. It is like getting a safe deposit box that takes one key to open. It is suitable for group settings where more than one individual is working on highly confidential projects. i.e. blueprints for the company’s next new products, top-secret programs, highly confidential legal cases, sensitive customer records, and financial information.

Smart Insert with CipherKey allows you to have total control of your data with two intelligent key insertion modes. Standard design with all CipherShield drives, mode 0 with hotplug mechanism enables you to authenticate and access the drive when the CipherKey is plugged in. When the key is removed, all data within the drive are encrypted. Mode 1 is better utilized for a large data backup job where you don’t want to be tied waiting for the data transfer to be completed. The CipherShield drive is authenticated by plugging the key in once and removed. The drive runs without the need to have the key connected at all times. The risk of theft is no longer a concern because when a USB or power cable is unplugged, the drive will automatically lock down its content. A limited number of models available, the rest can be special ordered from Buslink, or specify the key mode 1 when ordering from resellers or your preferred IT solution providers.

CipherShield design features a chip embedded in the access key which matches the AES encryption module on the controller board. The drive will automatically lock down its content once the key is unplugged, or the power is shut off. And without the access key, data will not be seen or accessed in the event of theft or loss of the external drive. Data stored on the hard drive are safeguarded by a hardware-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified industrial strength AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) cryptographic engine. The advantage of hardware encryption over software encryption is that you need not be concerned about Trojans/viruses or software upgrades, which results in a decrease in the total cost of ownership. You do not need to remember complicated passwords or PINs. Since CipherShield encrypts data independent of the operating system; removing the drive and connecting it directly to the SATA BUS will not defeat the encryption. Unit is bundled with two keys and registration is required for key duplication.

Features

  • NIST FIPS 140-2 compliant AES hardware encryption with 256-bit encryption
  • Up to 72TB in RAID 0 (4 x 18TB) capacity at present, can be larger when larger capacity drive is available
  • 4 drives included and installed in trays
  • Supports 5 RAID mode: RAID 0, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 10, and Large. Shipped from factory in RAID 0 striping supporting the largest capacity but no redundancy. Could be changed to other RAID modes to allow redundancy, but will see less capacity.
  • Removable 3.5” HDD tray supports hot-plug replacement of drive (RAID mode with redundancy only)
  • Support HDD intelligent sleep function
  • Cooling fan maintain safe operating temperature
  • Skidproof and shockproof rubber feet mat ensure safe operation
  • Self-powered, AC adapter included
  • Conforms to HIPAA regulation regarding patient privacy and to Sarbanes-Oxley regarding corporate financial and accounting practice
  • FDE (Full Disk Encryption) encrypt the whole drive
  • Real-time “on-the-fly” encryption without any performance degradation
  • Faster, easier to use, and provide better security than software encryption
  • Operates independently to the OS: does not require separate drivers
  • The encryption key is on the removable hardware key; can be removed and stored away to prevent unauthorized access
  • Transfer rate:
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1: Up to 5 Gbits/s
    • eSATA: Up to 6.0 Gbits/s
  • Drive: Pre-formatted NTFS SATA drive (usable in PC & Linux, need to reformat to use in Mac)
  • TAA compliant
  • Item dimension: 8.3″ x 5.5″ x 7″
  • Item weight: 12.4lb
  • Shipping dimension: 11.7″ x 10″ x 9″
  • Shipping weight: 16.5lb
  • ECCN: 5A992.c
  • HTS: 8471705065

System Requirement

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 5Gbps SuperSpeed port
  • Compatible to previous generations USB port but will only run at maximum speed for that port
  • eSATA port with AHCI mode to support hot-plug
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003. Does not work with 2000 Server
  • Linux
  • 2TB or smaller will support Windows XP; larger than 2TB requires GPT support and does not support Windows XP

Package Contents

  • CipherShield 256-bit AES USB 3.2 Gen 1/eSATA 4-bay RAID encrypted external hard drive
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1 A to B cable
  • eSATA cable
  • 2 Cipherkeys
  • 12V 4-6A DC Full range switching power adapter
  • User Manual