Addonics Announces Diamond Cipher with 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption

Addonics Technologies announced a hard drive kit with built-in eSATA and USB 2.0 connectors that allows users to easily connect an external SATA hard drive to a system or use any SATA hard drive as a removable cartridge drive with the highest level 256-bit AES hardware encryption. The 256-bit AES hardware encryption incorporated inside the Diamond Cipher enclosure is the most secure storage solution available today. AES is secure enough to protect classified information up to the “TOP SECRET” level, which is the highest security level and defined as information which would cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security if disclosed to the public.

Diamond Cipher enclosure is also the first enclosure solution to provide native SATA encryption on the fly with no detectable performance degradation to the hard drive though a simple encryption key.

Adding encryption to any storage environment is easy. There is no password to remember and no software, drivers needed or special training required. Encrypting and decrypting is as simple as opening a door with the cipher key. The Diamond Cipher drive kit is also 100 percent operating system transparent for easy integration into any computing environment.

Addonics also offers a wide assortment of IO converters, cables and accessories to give the Diamond drive enclosure and cradle unlimited connection and installation possibilities. The flexibility, compatibility, and adaptive features of the Diamond Cipher drive kit enable users to start with the minimum components they need, then add other storage components as their application grows.

Constructed in heavy gauge aluminum, the Diamond Cipher drive kit is built to last while at the same time providing excellent heat dissipation for the hard drive.

The Diamond Cipher drive enclosure and cradle system are designed to work with various Addonics converter boards, cables and accessories. This creates unlimited possibilities in deploying the Diamond drive kits for a wide range of storage applications.

Addonics puts together a number of bundled kits to address only some of the common applications. One of the bundle kits is the Diamond Drive Cartridge system, model DCDCS256S, listed for $139. This Diamond Cipher Drive Cartridge system, comes with Diamond Cipher drive enclosure, a Diamond drive cradle that mounts into a 5 ¼” drive bay and a pair of 256-bit AES cipher keys. It is an ideal package for installing a hot swap removable hard drive system into a PC, server or equipment.

Addonics products are available through the company online store, major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and distributors, including, PC Connection, CDW,,, Insight, and Ingram Micro.

About Addonics Technologies
Addonics Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of external and mobile storage products. Addonics is headquartered at 1918 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95131. Phone: 408-573-8580.