Encrypted Portable Single Drive CX-2500E-SSD

Encrypted Portable Single Drive CX-2500E-SSD

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NIST/FIPS 140-2 (Level3) Certified Encrypted Data Transfer in your Pocket Up to 7.6TB of SSD Storage

With its compact, rugged design and FIPS 140-2 Certification, the CX-2500E-SSD makes it simple to secure and encrypt all your content including high resolution videos, photos, and mission critical files. Your data can only be accessed with an AES 256-bit encrypted Data Encryption Key (DEK) for worry-free transportation and storage of the drive.

Experience the Ciphertex CX-2500E-SSD Advantage

The CX-2500E-SSD is the go-to FIPS 140-2 certified, AES 256 bit encrypted mobile security drive for forensics, healthcare, media and entertainment and 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.

CX-2500E-SSD Single Drive DataSheet


  • USB 3.0 Connectivity. Includes long; 32” enterprise USB 3.0 cable
  • FIPS 140-2 Certified, AES-256 encryption (may be used for classified data)
  • Up to 7.6TB SSD
  • Bus-powered and bootable encryption enables secure
    program and data access via external drive
  • AES 256 bit Adanced Encryption Algorithm
  • Zero time encryption and decrypting – no loss in drive
  • Heat sink rugged aluminum enclosure for enhanced cooling and protection
  • Shock absorbers protect drive and suppress noise
  • 2 Year warranty

Additional Features

  • Three performance/endurance levels ECO
  • TCG Enterprise compliant self-encrypting drive (SED)
  • SATA 6 Gb/s interface
  • ATA modes supported PIO mode 3, 4
  • Multiword DMA mode 0, 1, 2 Ultra DMA mode 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • 512-byte sector size support
  • Hot-plug capable
  • Native command queuing support with 32-command slot support
  • ATA-8 ACS-3 revision 5 command set compliant
  • ATA security feature command set and password login
  • Security erase command set: fast and secure erase
  • Performance (steady state)1
  • Sequential 128KB read: Up to 540 MB/s
  • Sequential 128KB write: Up to 520 MB/s
  • Random 4KB read: Up to 95,000 IOPS
  • Random 4KB write: Up to 75,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service2
  • Read/Write (99.9%): 200μs/300μs (<2TB)
  • Read/Write (99.999%): 1000μs/700μs (<2TB)
  • Endurance4: Total bytes written (TBW) Up to 17600TB
  • MTTF: 3.0 million device hours3
  • Static and dynamic wear leveling
  • Uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER): <1 sector per 1017 bits read
  • End-to-end data protection
  • Enhanced power-loss data protection with data protection capacitor monitoring
  • Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) command set
  • Mechanical:
    2.5-inch x 7.0mm form factor
  • RoHS-compliant package
  • Secure field-upgradeable firmware with digitally
    signed firmware image
  • Power consumption: <6.0W (TYP, 5V only)
    Operating temperature Commercial (0°C to 70°C)5
    1. Performance varies by capacity and endurance.
    2. 4KB transfers QD = 1 used for READ/WRITE latency values.
    3. The product achieves a MTTF based on pop- ulation statistics not relevant to individual units.
    4. 1GB = 1 billion bytes.
    5. As reported by SMART.


Up to 7.6TB Enterprise Class SSD

Up to 540MB/s via SSD

Bus-powered Max continuous power: 180W

0 – 40 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 104 ̊F)

USB 3.0


Height: 0.7” (19mm) Width: 2.3” (80mm) Depth: 5.1” (130mm) Weight: 0.5lbs


Ciphertex New OS Software

The new Ciphertex 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. Hard Transport Case
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