SSD market is migrating from SATA to PCIe, and PCIe is becoming the mainstream.
X-PHY SSD is PCIe Gen3x4 SSD compliant to NVMe 1.3.
X-PHY SSD supports M.2 2280 with M key. The U.2 version will be available in Q3/2021.
We are currently offering 512GB for M.2 2280. 1TB/2TB for M.2 2280 will be available in Q3 2021.
1TB/2TB/4TB for U.2 are scheduled in Q3 2021.
X-PHY currently supports normal temperature grade (operating temperature: 0°C~70°C). X-PHY with industrial wide temperature grade (Operating temperature: -40°C~85°C) is in the upcoming plan, and the schedule will be around the mid of 2022.
X-PHY is the world’s first SSD with embedded AI for real-time protection against cyberattacks. X-PHY SSD can stop unknown cyber threats which antivirus is unable to detect.
X-GUARD Threat Lock: Detect and stop different types of ransomware from breaching the most secured data. Detect and stop disk cloning or partition cloning.
X-STREAM Protection: Signal communication security and Inter-module data communication encryption.
X-SITE Secure: Protection against physical attacks.
X-FACTOR Encryption Lock: Security key protection, Dynamic Authentication, and Firmware attack protection.
X-FILE Forensic: Audit trails in data security
X-PHY has embedded AI capability to protect data in real-time against ransomware attack, physical attack, data cloning, etc. It is a standalone cyber security solution, not relying on external software.
A normal SSD with TCG OPAL cannot prevent any cyber-attack, and has no AI capability. It requires external software to do range permission with password-protection.
In 2018, the vulnerability of TCG OPAL was disclosed where hackers got hold of the DEK (disk encryption key) and used it to decrypt the local data without needing to know the actual user password.
X-PHY SSD Usage
The replacement process is simple and easy similar to replacing it with another SSD.
You can either install O/S on X-PHY SSD directly or use a cloning software to migrate your old disk to the X-PHY SSD.
For the first time user, kick-start your journey by following the procedure listed in this link: Quick Start Guide
X-PHY supports Windows with NTFS now. The version supports both Windows and Linux will come in Q3. For Windows users, they can upgrade the X-PHY using the X-PHY User Application Tool when the update is available.
Use the “Configure Reset” option in User Application Tool to reset the X-PHY features.
You can use the following tools to unlock the X-PHY SSD.
– X-PHY User Application Tool: Use X-PHY as secondary disk and launch the User Application tool to unlock it.
The steps can be found in this guide: X-PHY® User Application Guide
– X-PHY Bluetooth Apps: User can unlock the SSD using the our Bluetooth apps. These apps are available on the Google Play Store for Android and the Apple Store for iOS. Please follow the instruction guide to utilize this tool:
User Guide For Bluetooth Application (For IOS)
User Guide For Bluetooth Application (For Android)
The communication between X-PHY and Applications is a secured channel with encrypted secret key. Also, the Dynamic Authentication is required to provide another layer of security.
These apps will not work if user is not using a legitimate X-PHY SSD.
The firmware can be updated using the X-PHY User Application Tool.
X-PHY is edge security solution and works as the last line of defence. It can cooperate with an antivirus software or other layers of security to provide an holistic multi-layer security system to protect the critical data.
X-PHY is in the midst of application for Common Criteria with EAL2 level.
FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria are two security-product certification programs run by the government. Common Criteria has a much wider review process of overall product design and functionality than FIPS, and covers the product from its inception, to the final product and overall usage. X-PHY will support Common Criteria, not FIPS.