What is Full Disk Encryption (FDE)?

Full Disk Encryption (FDE) is a method for encrypting the entire hard drive to protect your data. This includes the operating system and data FDE works through the controller of the storage device encrypting/decrypting data as it is received back and forth. There are many encryption algorithms used with FDE devices, the most common of which is 128-bit and 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). The Integral Crypto SSD and USB use hardware-based FDE and utilises 256-bit AES to protect your data. SSD and USB Certificates for FIPS 140-2 Level 3 – PCB: 3970 and AES 256 Bit Encryption: 3887 Crypto USB Certificate for FIPS 197 – C1686 (AES 256 Bit) Crypto SSD Certificate for FIPS 197 – C1688 (AES 256 Bit)