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How a Self-Encrypting SanDisk X300s SSD Can Benefit Your Office Computer

How a Self-Encrypting SanDisk X300s SSD Can Benefit Your Office Computer
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Synopsis: AnandTech's Kristian Vatto reviews the 512GB SanDisk X300s SATA III SSD, noting huge benefits for the office and corporate user.

In his August 2014 review, Kristian Vatto of AnandTech takes a look at the SanDisk 512GB X300s SATA III SSD, which is SanDisk’s first SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). With both the 2.5” and 80mm M.2 versions of the drive offering the same performance, “the X300s would be a good option for a laptop and it should help battery life relative to some alternatives."

Vatto first mentions that, at the time of his review, the X300s “is the only drive that supports encryption via TCG Opal and IEEE-1667 (eDrive) standards.” He also discusses the importance of encrypted laptops to the modern business, explaining that the loss of an unencrypted corporate laptop causes an average of a $50,000 loss to the company.

M.2 X300s drives feature the Monet Lite controller, Kristian notes “For typical office and corporate workloads the performance is fine and the X300s is also power efficient, which means longer battery life in a laptop. That will obviously be important if the laptop is used while on the go.”

In AnandTech’s performance testing, the SanDisk X300s reached scores of 512MB/s sequential read and 460MB/s sequential write. Vatto says, “Sequential read performance is excellent and sequential write is okay too, making the X300s equivalent to the Extreme Pro.

In closing, Vatto leaves blog readers with this, “All in all, I like SanDisk’s approach of including encryption software with the X300s to make sure that every user has an easy way to enable Opal encryption...overall, the X300 would be a good option for a laptop.” 


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