Micron’s 5200 solid state drive (SSD) uses a single-chip controller with a SATA interface
on the system side and four channels of Micron NAND Flash internally. Available in the
2.5-inch form factor, the SSD integrates easily in existing storage infrastructures.
The SSD is designed to use the SATA interface efficiently during both READs and
WRITEs while delivering bandwidth-focused performance. SSD technology enables enhanced
boot times, faster application load times, reduced power consumption and extended
The self-encrypting drive (SED) features an AES-256 encryption engine, providing hardware-based,
secure data encryption, with no loss of SSD performance. This SED follows
the TCG Enterprise specification for trusted peripherals. When TCG Enterprise features
are not enabled, the device can perform alternate data encryption by invoking the ATA
security command set encryption features, to provide full disk encryption (FDE) managed
in the host system BIOS. TCG Enterprise and ATA security feature sets cannot be
The data encryption is always running; however, encryption keys are not managed and
the data is not secure until either TCG Enterprise or ATA security feature sets are enabled.