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2.5" SED / ATA Security drive widely found in retail

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Dear all,

Can someone point me to drive model which satisfies the following? I have been looking myself; but without finding it.

  • Widely available in the retail channel. I'm in northern Europe.
  • Self Encrypting Drive / supports in-drive encryption managed via motherboard TPM and password.
  • 2.5" regular height, large capacity. 1 TB is okay, 2 TB would be great.
  • Priced near regular 2.5" consumer drives.

WD doesn't seem to make SED drives. A shame, their 1 TB Red 2.5" looked nice. Seagate has a "Enterprise Capacity 2.5 HDD" that would work, but it costs an arm and a leg.

HGST has drives that should work, like the Z5K1000. As far as I can tell, the model number of the SED version should be HTS541010A7E635. But I can't find that drive in retail where I am. :(

Thanks!

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@Brian: Thanks. :) The model you linked to is 500 GB maximum, which is too little. But it seems their SSHD line has 1 TB, SED and a price premium that isn't too steep. If I can't find anything better, then it might be a Seagate 1 TB SSHD.

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Sorry, missed the capacity requirement. Most drives should be in SED options this year I'd guess.

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