November 2012: Is there such thing as hardware encrypted raid disk?
current date: Sept. 14, 2018
tech brief dated July 2018 from Microsemi, titled "Microsemi Adaptec SmartStorage maxCrypto: Superior Data-at-Rest Encryption"
Microsemi’s evolutionary maxCrypto™ controller based encryption technology, available on the Microsemi SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100 controllers, is now also available on the industry's first readily available adapter, the 12 Gbps SmartRAID 3162 RAID Adapters
The PM8205, PM8237, and PM8241 includes support for maxCrypto™ Controller Based Encryption - Industry's only data-at-rest controller-based encryption
July 26, 2018: http://www.thessdreview.com/tag/controller-based-encryption/
The 3162-8i/e debuts as the industry’s first off-the-shelf 12Gbps SAS/SATA RAID adapter with maxCrypto™, which is a line rate controller-based encryption (CBE) solution, and provides superior security and flexibility compared to encryption solutions that are disk-based.
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