Encrypted Portable Single Drive CX-3500E

Encrypted Portable Single Drive CX-3500E

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Secure Compact Encrypted Storage With up to 16TB HDD Enterprise Class Storage

With its compact, rugged design with FIPS 140-2 Certification, the Ciphertex CX-3500E Encrypted Hard Drive makes it simple to secure TB B and encrypt all your confidential content including high resolution videos, photos, and mission critical files by preventing unauthorized access. Your data can only be accessed on the portable, external Ciphertex drive with an AES-256 bit encrypted Data Encryption Key (DEK) for worry-free transportation and storage on the drive. Using encrypted CBC mode, the encryption chipset bears certifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and FIPS Level 3 for a Cryptographic Module. The Ciphertex CX-3500E is authenticated by a digital key token, which is inserted for authentication, and removed soon after the device is authenticated, and then ready for secure data transfer.

Experience the Ciphertex CX-3500E Advantage

The CX-3500E is the go-to FIPS 140-2 certified, AES 256 bit encrypted desktop security drive for forensics, healthcare, media and entertainment, government and military agencies. The easy to use Data Encryption Keys (DEK) make it possible to encrypt and secure your data while in transit or away from your device.



  • 3.5” Enterprise Class drive up to 16TB
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified w/Encryption Key
  • Zero time encrypting & decrypting
  • Keeps data-at-rest confidential by preventing unauthorized access
  • Compatible with both Windows and MAC environments w/o any software installation
  • Built-in power supply, all cables included
  • Speeds up to 10,000 Megabytes per second
  • Ruggedized aluminum casing
  • USB 3.1 (Type-C) connectivity
  • Power: Auto-Switchable 240VA/100VA built-in
  • Direct (AC) plug in to electricity – No bulky adaptor required!
  • Shock absorbers protect drive and suppress noise
  • 5 year warranty (3 included)


Up to 16TB

Up to 100MB/s

Internal Power Supply
Max continuous power: 180W

0 – 40 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 104 ̊F)

USB 3.1 (type-C)


Height: 0.62” (15.7mm) Width: 1.65” (46.9mm) Depth: 5.98” (151.8mm) Weight: 2.85lbs


Ciphertex New OS Software

Ciphertex’s new Linux-based OS featuring ZFS has the ability to maintain the utmost data integrity. Not only does our OS inherit the amazing native features of ZFS, its powerful features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, as well as pool and disk encryption protection.

  • Intuitive web-based management interface allows easy management from any machine, tablet, or smart phone with a web browser
  • NAS and iSCSI storage supporting VMware® and Microsoft® Hyper-V
  • Integrated AES-256 bit encryption for data security
  • Integrated Encryption Key Management supports multiple encryption key types, user-assigned passphrases up to 512 characters, and integration with any KIMP key server
  • Easy-to-upgrade firmware to take advantage of new features as they become available
  • Multi-factor authentication further protects against unauthorized access
  • Remote power-on and power-off
  • Built-in firewall and antivirus protection for exceptional security
  • Microsoft Active Directory integration for ease of management
  • Supports standard file sharing protocols such as Windows Shares and Unix NF
  • NIS integration for seamless Unix user environment
  • Automatic monitoring warns of impending hardware failure and performance degradation
  • Data deduplication and compression for increased capacity
  • Thin provisioning and partitioning for efficient data storage
  • Internal, high capacity AFS storage
  • Automatic healing of file systems
  • USB storage sharing and one button quick backup via the USB-C port
  • Equivalent RAID levels: 0,1.5,6,7,10


Data Sheet


  1. Encryption Key
  2. USB-3 Cable
  3. Power Cable
  4. Hard Transport Case
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