ATA Secure Erase
When this command is given, an SSD will reset all its storage cells to empty, releasing trapped electrons and restoring the drive to its original state. This operation completely wipes data from the drive.
Apacer’s CoreSecurity2 is a proprietary data protection technology developed to elevate the data security level through customized firmware and prevent data leakage, delivering higher reliability for storage devices.
Apacer based the Instant Keychange™ function on AES encryption, and it can be trigged either via hardware or software. Destroying the original key and creating a new one takes less than a second – much faster than traditional forms of drive erasure.
Apacer’s Signed Firmware technology is a secure way to update firmware. By including a digital signature, a firmware update will be authenticated by the Apacer SSD before a firmware update is performed. This extra layer of protection keeps drives secure.
TCG Opal 2.0
TCG Opal handles the encryption/decryption of information within the device without requiring a host, enabling fast encryption/ decryption and minimizing the risk of data leakage without undermining system performance.
Write Protect can prevent drives from unauthorized data writing via a hardware switch/pin or vendor software command.
Apacer has developed the Opaque software as a custom implementation of the TCG Opal 2.0 standard. Its accessible interface allows users to control useful security functions, such as pre-boot authorization and drive revert.