SEDs at 100% Penetration for Flash and Enterprise Storage

Some years ago, a group of visionary storage experts convened in the Trusted Computing Group to find a better way to protect data at rest and a more efficient way to properly dispose of or re-provision drives.

As a result of that effort, TCG created the first standards for self-encrypting drives, or SEDs. As can be expected in a complex supply chain and enterprise computing environment, new approaches often take time to become widely available and used. SEDs were no exception; despite early and enthusiastic support including shipping products from market leaders such as Seagate, Fujitsu, Hitachi and others, SEDs have inevitably taken a few years to reach critical mass.

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