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…

Use Case: With the help of DIGISTOR, the Federal Government Rolls Out a New and Innovative Mobile Data Storage Solution

In the professional data security and storage industry, there are few institutions where the stakes are higher than with the federal government. When a branch was recently in need of a removable data solution for a new mobile workstation platform, they consulted with DIGISTOR.

The application was specified as follows: they required a device that was extremely powerful, yet mobile and flexible enough to allow for a multi-threaded application to perform optimally across multiple networks with varying security levels.

The Challenge

An industry standard for many data professionals, the Dell Precision 7520 is a powerful mobile workstation—but even the 7520 has its limits. While these workstations perform at a very high level, accessing the onboard SSD was time consuming. Removing and transporting the drives was causing mechanical failures in the field.

In addition, the client needed these devices to easily swap in and out of multiple operating systems, security levels, and networks. As administrators transferred between secure and unsecured networks, training networks, operating networks and other environments, a fast, secure and flexible need became clear.

The optimal solution would have to be an easily accessible, powerful, and secure SSD that was removable and interchangeable in seconds, and could plug in and adapt to a range different devices and networks.

The Solution

DIGISTOR partnered exclusively with Dell to create a new solution, the type of which the market has very rarely seen. Our VaultDisk® Removable SSD could be installed into Dell’s existing mobile line of Precision Workstation Laptops. VaultDisk® Secure Removable SSD easily and safely ejects from the DIGISTOR patented entry system.

One of the virtues of this client using the VaultDisk Removable SSD is that it allows for multiple users, operating systems, and security levels to utilize a single platform. A product with this level of power, security and flexibility didn’t previously exist.

Another benefit is that the system is incredibly easy to use, saving the user space, money and time. This solution enables the entire hard drive to be removed with the same ease and convenience as an older generation might have interchanged floppy disks. The VaultDisk system also creates efficiency between multiple users logging into workstations.

Just how fast is the VaultDisk® Removable boot drive SSD solution? Watch below for a comparison.

The Results

The DIGISTOR team seamlessly integrated VaultDisk® across the Dell Precision Mobile Workstation line, giving the client a mobile, secure and conveniently removable solution.

DIGISTOR has released VaultDisk drives in a variety of network ID color schemes to allow for easy detection and use across multiple networks.

Succeeding in their mission to find a new and innovative solution, the Director of Application Deployment at this branch of the federal government later confessed, “Deploying VaultDisk Removable SSD into our workflow saved thousands of man hours and allowed us to achieve compliance with NSA HDD sanitation requirements. The Network ID function specifically gives us the freedom to deploy valuable training required for our applications.”

Dell is now marketing this new breed of solution on an OEM basis and is winning designs across the Fed Sector.