Yes, the Intel® SSD 730 drives do support 256-bit AES encryption. We are in the process of updating the specification documents to have the correct information.
Thank you for your replay.
A more general question. Is there a way that we can test if an SSD drive is encrypted?
Thanks in advance.
You should be able to check the encryption status from the management interface of the tool you use to encrypt your drives.
Keep in mind that some applications use the Windows/domain credentials to encrypt and unlock the drive, and others may request an additional password for it.
An encrypted SSD would not be readable to others if the password is not provided, even if it is used as a secondary drive in other computers.
If your inquiry is regarding the Onboard Encryption built into the SSD. There is no easy way to confirm that the data on drive's memory is encrypted, as it happens automatically inside the SSD.
Our Solid State Drives have have to pass a certification test before they are released to the market and advertised as conforming to the AES standard.
AES encryption by itself is not good enough these days, I just bought this drive and I want to use DiskCryptor to encrypt is with AES-Twofish-Serpent algorithm combination, does anyone forsee any issues? All drives in my system will use this encryption. Thanks
We would not expect any conflicts between the AES encryption in the Intel® Solid-State Drive 730 Series, and other algorithms used by 3rd party encryption software. However, Intel does not test 3rd party software on the drives, so we strongly advise you to check with the Diskcryptor team if there are any special requirements for the software to work with SSDs.
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