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I'd like to storage solution which is both safe and fast. I know these two have been mutually exclusive in the past. However, is the situation still the same with modern SSD disks

  • Do any SSDs support strong in fly encryption using hardware (not taxing CPU)?

  • How much is penalty for enabling the encryptiong

What drives I should look into?

Bonus points if it runs in Macbooks (pros).

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closed as off topic by sblair, Moab, Nifle, bwDraco, Linker3000 Nov 21 '11 at 22:59

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This sounds like a shopping recommendation, and is off-topic, but similar questions have been asked already: and – sblair Nov 21 '11 at 19:57
Ok thanks. I was more hoping to ask "if it's possible technically" and "which kind of drives would support it" – Mikko Ohtamaa Nov 21 '11 at 20:02
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The Intel SSD 320 Series offers onboard hardware encryption. The drive uses AES-128 encryption and relies on a unique key as well as the ATA User Password to secure your data. For more information, read the Security Features Technology Brief.

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