Encrypted SSDs deliver security and speed
Solid state replacement drives can protect laptop data in case of lost or stolen device
By Tom Henderson | Network World US | Published: 16:23, 23 January 12
We tested five different 2.5”, SATA-3 replacement drives and found that we could not crack their encryption. We also found that the drives delivered speeds that were up to five times faster than the Hitachi hard drive that came with our Lenovo laptop.
Micron Crucial M4
The M4 came more prepared to do work than the others. The box arrives with a USB-SATA-3 cable and a CD that can be used to clone an internal drive, then transfer the data to the newly installed M4. This worked without a hitch, although it took 2 hours to copy our 120GB test drive load. The M4 costs $424 (£273) for a 256GB drive.