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Addonics - SSN6G-256EU

Addonics - SSN6G-256EU
Brand: Addonics
Product Code: SSN6G-256EU
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Addonics - SSN6G-256EU

Content: Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In main unit with integrated eSATA and USB 3.1 interface, 3-foot eSATA cable (AAESATA100C), 6-foot USB 3.1 A-B cable (AAU3AB6F), a pair of standard cipher keys (AAENKEY256-2), 110/240V AC/DC 12V adapter (AAP12V3A-US), user guide.

The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is Addonics 2nd generation encryption solution with support of SATA 6G speed. It is a high performance and simple solution to secure any 3.5" or 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD with FIPS certified AES 256-bit full disk hardware encryption. Connects to any system via eSATA or USB 3.1/3.0 port, drives are added or removed from the Sapphire Cipher Snap-In like a VHS cassette. Encryption is activated by a simple insertion of a Cipher key, just like locking the door. There is no password to remember or special software to install. If the drive is stolen or lost, all the information is inaccessible without the Cipher key. The drive will appear as a blank drive without any traces of data when it is connected to a system. The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is OS independent and can be connected to any system. It is the ideal security solution for organizations with heterogeneous computing environments and legacy systems, for securing sensitive data stored on any hard drive or for transporting hard drives containing sensitive information. 

Constructed with a rugged aluminum body for tough handling and effective heat dissipation, the Sapphire Cipher Snap-In System comes in a choice of models with eSATA or a combo eSATA / USB 3.0 interface for easy connection to any Desktop or Notebook system.

High Performance
The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In encrypts and decrypts data on the fly using an onboard FIPS 140-2 certified AES crypto engine from Enova Technology. Unlike software encryption products that depend on the system CPU to encrypt and decrypt the data, the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In has no impact on CPU utilization. This allows the system CPU to perform its computing tasks at normal speed. The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In has minimal impact on the performance of the hard drive or SSD.

Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is a full disk encryption solution, meaning that the boot sector, partition table, and all the information in the drive are encrypted. Storage devices protected by the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In are inaccessible without the Cipher key. When the drive in the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In is connected as a boot drive to a system, it will be inoperable without the Cipher key. If the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In encrypted drive is stolen and then is connected to another system, the drive will appear as a brand new drive with no trace of any data. For further security enhancement, Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In also supports HMAC key (Key-Hash Message Authentication Code).

Use as a Cipher key programmer
The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In can be used for programming or duplicating the Cipher key code using the Addonics RNG software utility (a software sold separately). This allows users to manage their own key code and is highly recommended for multiple units deployment.

Choice of standard Cipher (SC) key or HMAC key (Key-Hash Message Authentication Code)
The standard Cipher key stores the cipher code in plain text. Addonics first generation of CipherChain, Diamond Cipher and Ruby Cipher can only be authenticated with this SC key. This type of key is also compatible with the new Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In product. Although you can use the same key code for both the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In and the Addonics first generation Cipher products, the encrypted hard drives are not compatible. In other words, drives encrypted in Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In cannot be attached to the first generation of Cipher product and vice versa.

The HMAC key does not store any key code. Its authentication requires two ways communication with the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In and the original encrypted hard drive. The HMAC key cannot be duplicated. The original key file, generated by the Addonics RNG software PRO, is required to program additional HMAC key. So when a HMAC key is lost or stolen, the key code cannot be copied or hacked. HMAC key is supported only by the 6G SATA hardware encryption products.


Illustration of drive installation/removal and
the insertion of Cipher key
(hard drive is for illustration only and is not part of the product)
Front view



Rear view for model with eSATA connection 
(can also connect to USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 connection using optional 
eSATAp-USB 3.1 adapter, model ADU31ESP)
  Rear View for model with 
integrated USB 3.1/3.0/2.0



Rear view of model with integrated USB 3.1 and eSATA connection



Drive sanitizing
The Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In can also be used to sanitize drives ~ wiping clean all previous data on a used hard drive by using the following operation procedures:

  1. Install the hard drive that is to be sanitized into the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In.
  2. Initialize and perform a standard formatting (not quick format) of the hard drive with the Cipher key.
  3. Transfer unimportant data to completely fill the hard drive inside the Sapphire Cipher II Snap-In. This essentially writes over every sector in the hard drive or the flash media with unimportant encrypted data that are invisible to any OS. The drive or the flash media, when connects directly to a system, will appear as a brand new media with no trace of any data.
  4. Now connect the drive directly to any computer. Initialize and format the hard drive with any OS to use it as a brand new hard drive.



2.5" hard drive can also be installed into this Sapphire device using the Addonics optional Snap-In 25, a 2.5" - 3.5" SATA HDD adapter.


Snap-In 25 on the left has the exact same dimension of the 
3.5" hard drive on the right


Installing 2.5" SATA drive into the Snap-In 25



M2 card, mSATA SSD, CFast, CF, slim SATA or micro SATA HDD/SSD card can be loaded into the Snap-In 25 with the following optional adapters

Shown with media side facing up

2.5" M2/mSATA SSD drive 
kit (AD25M2MSA)

CFast card in 2.5" CFast 
drive kit (AD25CFASTD-N)

CF card in 2.5" CF drive kit

Slim SATA SSD 2.5" HDD
adapter (AA25SEMBK)

1.8" micro SATA - 2.5" SATA
HDD adapter (AD18M25S