purge SSDs are the antithesis of|
ideal consumer / enterprise SSDs because
they are designed to defeat
February 2015 - "Remotely
triggered data destruction isn't a new idea in secure SSDs - but it hasn't
really taken hold in the past due to the disruptive effect of false positives.
For those reasons Waitan's StellaHunter is triggered by 2 or more preset
conditions. Users can also choose whether the SSD should be reusable after the
secure erase or whether the SSD should have a destructive erase."
May 2013 - "Microsemi
says a full hardware-based erase takes less than 8 seconds for the whole 256GB."
2012 - "Greenliant's industrial grade SATA BGA SSDs have upto
8GB capacity, zoneable password security and fast erase."
2011 - "Foremay 's presentation discusses different approaches for
the secure erase of data on SSD's. Although key destruction of a self-encrypting
drive provides some protection and is very fast, the data remains on the drive
leaving the possibility of decryption with breakthroughs in the future. Secure
erase eliminates this possibility entirely, and can be done with a
hardware-based, one-key self-destroy disk purge in a few seconds, or a secure
erase using a one-key or software-based method in several seconds. These options
provide a range of methods to keep the data secure."
November 2010 - "RunCore
has launched the world's first CF card with fast (typically 30 seconds)
on-board sanitization functions."
February 2009 - "WEDC's
- ZoneLoc automatically sanitizes a flash SSD to military standards - when the
device is moved outside a specified operating zone - to prevent data falling
into enemy hands. ZoneLoc has configurable features and options, including
audible warnings, programmable response times, wireless remote purging and
May 2002 - "Securing
confidential data is essential: as the damage that can be caused when it falls
into the "wrong hands" is devastating... Deleting files from a
mechanical disk does not actually erase the data as only the File Allocation
Table (FAT) is being updated but the data still resides within the disk. Some
SSD designs enable users to erase the entire disk in typically 5 seconds."
||Megabyte knew how to destroy data