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Mode 1 Key HDD USB-A 3.2 Gen 2/eSATA CipherShield 256-bit AES Hardware Encrypted External Desktop Drive
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24TB $999.99 CSE-24TG2AM1

Product Description


  • Mode 1 key: the key can be inserted and removed to store away while powered on.
  • USB-A port, the most common USB port
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 level 2 compliant AES hardware encryption with 256-bit
  • Conforms to HIPAA regulation regarding patient privacy and Sarbanes-Oxley regarding corporate financial and accounting practice
  • CipherShield Smart Insert technology with Cipherkey to authenticate the drive
  • FDE (Full Disk Encryption) encrypts the whole drive
  • Real-time “on-the-fly” encryption without any performance degradation
  • Quick, easy to use, and better security than software encryption
  • Operates independently to the OS: does not require separate drivers
  • The encryption key is on the removable hardware key; it can be removed and stored away to prevent unauthorized access when not in use
  • Transfer rate:
    • USB 2.0: Up to 480Mbits/s
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1: Up to 5 Gbits/s
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2: Up to 10 Gbits/s
    • eSATA: Up to 6 Gbits/s
  • Drive: Pre-formatted NTFS SATA drive (usable in PC & Linux, need to reformat to use in Mac)
  • TAA, Section 889 compliant, ECCN: 5a992.c, HTS: 8471705065

System Requirement

  • USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 port to achieve USB 3.2 Gen 2 transfer speed
  • Backward compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.0) & 2.0 port
  • eSATA port with AHCI mode to support hot-plug
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Microsoft Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista
  • Windows Server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003
  • 2TB or smaller will support Windows XP; larger than 2TB requires GPT support and does not support Windows XP
  • Linux

Package Content

  • CipherShield 256-bit AES USB-A 3.2 Gen 2/eSATA encrypted external hard drive
  • 2 Cipherkeys (1 main + 1 spare)
  • USB and eSATA cables
  • 12V 1.5A DC Full range switching power adapter
  • User manual

Supporting USB A on the PC side means the drive will work right out of the box without hunting for the right port or cable. It is also backward compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 2.0, so you don’t need to worry about being unable to use it with previous generations’ USB systems. eSATA interface is provided as protection against USB Threats or where USB is disabled as a security policy. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), security risks are associated with USB drives. To read more about the threat, download the Honeywell White Paper.

The CipherShield encryption model features single-factor authentication with a single key. Smart Insert with CipherKey allows you to secure data with two intelligent key insertion modes. In Mode 0, the key must remain plugged in while powered on to remain authenticated and decrypted. Suitable when human insertion of the key is not feasible such as at a data center or remote location. When the key is removed, the drive is unauthenticated and all data within the drive are no longer decrypted. In Mode 1, the key can be inserted and removed to store away while powered on. It will remain authenticated until the power is turned off. Suitable for higher security and when human insertion of the key is feasible such as the local office. CipherShield drive is perfect for secure data storage and backup for federal, state, and local government agencies, corporations, small businesses, universities, schools, healthcare, law, and personal use.