DIGISTOR VaultDisk® M2‐R Redefines Industry Standard for Removable Storage

Fourth generation removable SSD drive solution comes with both SATA and NVMe support.

DIGISTOR is known for removable, secure SSD drives. Over the past year we launched and grew our product offering of the successor to our secure, removable VaultDisk® product line. The fourth generation VaultDisk drive is smaller, sleeker, and faster than previous generations, and has added NVMe compatibility to make it the most flexible removable drive on the market.

DIGISTOR’s VaultDisk SSD product line revolutionized systems administration by providing an easy and secure way to remove drives that can mount and boot a system in seconds. The flexibility, ease, and speed of interchanging VaultDisk drives is unparalleled in the market.

Our new innovations shrinks the VaultDisk form factor in addition to adding new compatibility. VaultDisk M2-R is designed with with both SATA and NVMe drive support.

Being a legacy format, SATA is an interface many have a comfort level with due to having other SATA hardware, such as SSD duplicators. NVMe is a newer storage technology that was developed specifically for flash storage. Many times faster than SATA, NVMe is especially useful for those working in high data creation environments. This upgrade therefore makes the VaultDisk product line applicable to an even wider spectrum of industries. Being able to easily swap between SATA and NVMe in the same system means users can designate the right drive technology for the OS or task at hand.

VaultDisk M2-R allows users to grab whichever drive necessary for the OS or job required and instantly boot up in that environment. This level of sophistication and flexibility makes the VaultDisk line more useful than ever.

VaultDisk M2-R was designed for the latest in Dell Precision workstations supporting both the 7730 and 7740. The capacities can range from 256GB to 2TB. More information can be found on the VaultDisk drive page.

The Easiest Removable SSD for your Laptop is also the Most Secure SSD

When data security is the most important part of your workflow, VaultDisk® Secure SSD drives are the fastest, and most secure SSD solution. VaultDisk® Secure is a removable FIPS 140-2 Self Encrypting Mini-2.5″ SATA SSD drive for use with Dell systems that have removable drive support, so no tools are needed to remove and lock away the boot drive. The removable SSD creates the ability to cold swap your boot drive in seconds, saving man hours and securing all critical data. FIPS 140-2 Level 2 hardware encryption ensures that the firmware integrity, encryption technology and physical security of the SSD all meet the requirements set forth by the Federal Information Processing Standard of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).

Features at a glance:

  • Secure Firmware: Solid secure firmware features secure digital signatures and boot-time attestation which help to protect storage devices against low-level attacks.
  • Advanced Encryption: Built-in Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit hardware encryption engine (XTS mode).
  • Instant Scramble Erase: The ability to complete sanitization of all data on the SSD in under 2 seconds, simplifying device retirement or redeployment.
  • Secure data workflow: Easily remove and securely store, clone, or swap system boot disks.
  • VaultDisk® offers a completely new way to secure and transport data between network classifications.
  • Easily distinguish and swap boot drives allowing you to jump from Windows to a Linux boot drive in seconds.
  • Learn more about VaultDisk® removable boot drive system support
  • TAA Compliant

Choose your flavor: VaultDisk® Secure Removable SSD drives for Laptops and Desktops

Worldwide PC shipments grow for the first time in 6 years during 2Q18, says Gartner

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012.

All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for the PC industry, Gartner analysts said this sign of market stability is not enough to declare a PC industry recovery just yet.

While Dell’s competitors have shown PC shipment declines periodically in the past two years, Dell’s shipments did not decline during this time because of its strong focus on growth areas, especially in the commercial segment, as well as cutting off unprofitable businesses.

In the U.S. PC market, the industry returned to growth after six consecutive quarters of shipment declines. In the second quarter of 2018, U.S. PC shipments totaled 14.5 million units, a 1.7 percent increase from the same period last year (see Table 2). HP Inc. continued to be the market leader in the U.S., but Dell closed the gap, as Dell’s U.S. PC shipments increased 7.2 percent.

Preliminary U.S. PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q18 (Thousands of Units)

Company

2Q18 Shipments

2Q18 Market Share (%)

2Q17 Shipments

2Q17 Market Share (%)

2Q18-2Q17 Growth (%)

HP Inc.

4,245

29.3

4,269

29.9

-0.6

Dell

4,149

28.6

3,871

27.1

7.2

Lenovo*

2,160

14.9

1,996

14.0

8.2

Apple

1,841

12.7

1,811

12.7

1.7

Acer Group

478

3.3

380

2.7

25.7

Others

1,637

11.3

1,936

13.6

-15.5

Total

14,510

100.0

14,264

100.0

1.7

Notes: Data includes desk-based PCs, notebook PCs and ultramobile premiums (such as Microsoft Surface), but not Chromebooks or iPads. All data is estimated based on a preliminary study. Final estimates will be subject to change. The statistics are based on shipments selling into channels. Numbers may not add up to totals shown due to rounding.
*Lenovo’s results include Fujitsu’s units starting in 2Q18 to reflect the joint venture that closed in May 2018.
Source: Read the full article at Gartner (July 2018)

New 2TB VaultDisk® Doubles Largest Capacity Removable SSD

CAMPBELL, CA – June 5, 2018 – DIGISTOR announced today the release of the 2TB VaultDisk®—the industry’s largest capacity removable SSD for laptop systems. Bringing the 2TB VaultDisk to market, DIGISTOR effectively doubles the maximum capacity of both the removable SSD for laptops and removable SSD for small form factor (SFF) computers.For administrators required to switch in and out of multiple networks and security clearance levels, VaultDisk provides a game changing solution. Utilizing the latest 3D NAND chips to double the capacity of previously removable SSDs, VaultDisk offers the same incredible benefits of their previous models, but now with a significant capacity increase.
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Dell EMC & DIGISTOR: A Partnership Spurring Growth and Innovation

Digistor creates a time-saving client solution for federal agencies that meets challenging disk-removal requirements, speeds development and increases market exposure with Dell EMC OEM. Read White Paper

Veteran Investor and Entrepreneur Dave Withers Joins DIGISTOR Board

CAMPBELL, CA – April 24, 2018 – DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, is pleased to announce that entrepreneur and investor Dave Withers has joined their board of directors. A veteran of multiple successful startups, Withers brings with him a 20 year track record of identifying disruptive technologies and building successful hardware and software businesses as both an operator and investor. Withers joins DIGISTOR to assist the company through their unprecedented growth. Read More…

VaultDisk® is now available for the Dell Precision 3520

VaultDisk Removable Boot SSD for Dell Precision 3520 Workstations

VaultDisk® is a drive bay built into Small Form Factor PCs and Laptops that allow for the VaultDisk® SSD boot drive to be easily accessed and removed from the system. Once the drive is ejected, it can be cloned, stored safely, swapped out for a different OS or allow the system to boot into an OS with security clearance to access various network security levels. DIGISTOR has provided VaultDisk® solutions for many Small Form Factor machines, as well as beefy desktop-replacement workstation laptops in the past. Now VaultDisk® is available for the 15” Dell Precision 3520, a lighter, thinner, yet still very powerful workstation laptop.

This workstation has quickly become a favorite among system administrators for its speed and highly upgradable capacity.  Now that the 15” laptop can be shipped with custom drive bays that host the flexible, bootable VaultDisk® drives, it’s an even more attractive option for professionals required to switch in and out of multiple networks and security levels. With VaultDisk®, the SSD can be swapped with the convenience of an old school floppy drive, without exposing the inner workings of the device itself. For professionals working in the federal, defense, and security industries, this combination of flexibility, power and performance is a no brainer.

VaultDisk Removable Boot SSD for Dell Precision 3520 Workstations

DIGISTOR Solves Drive Distinction Problem with Color Identifiable Drives

CAMPBELL, CA – March 13, 2018 DIGISTOR today announced the release of color identifiable VaultDisk® drives, making the interchangeable solid state storage solution even more useful to companies and organizations hosting a variety of security levels and networks. This subtle yet critically important choice aims to make protected networks even more secure and give employees who use and maintain them a swifter way of distinguishing the drives. Read More…

DIGISTOR Secures Success with New Director of Business Development Chris Persaud

CAMPBELL, CA – February 20, 2018 – DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, is pleased to announce that as of January 2, 2018, Chris Persaud has joined the team as Director of Business Development. With a solid background in technology, sales, and defense, Persaud will focus on continuing to bring DIGISTOR’s enterprise level removable storage solution, VaultDisk®, to the federal space. Read More…

DIGISTOR Creates a New Industry Standard for Secure Removable Drives

Vaultdisk Removable Secure SSD Drives

CAMPBELL, CA – February 14, 2018 – DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, is pleased to announce the release of VaultDisk®, a removable solid state SATA drive compatible with the 2.5” industry standard in a smaller, sleeker form factor. This removable, bootable storage solution was designed specifically for the federal space and can be utilized in a variety of Dell workstations and laptop systems. For administrators required to switch in and out of multiple networks and security clearance levels, VaultDisk® provides a game changing solution. Read More…