Intel Secure SSD Pro 2500 Series

In 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors, from 120GB to 480GB

Intel Corporation announced an addition to its SSD Professional Family, the SSD Pro 2500 Series.

Intel,SSD Pro 2500 Series

It delivers lower TCO, security and manageability features, and fast SSD performance.

SSD Pro 2500 Series offers IT departments security features and capabilities designed for businesses ranging from small companies through large IT-managed enterprises. Security and remote manageability features, combined with lower annual failure rates than HDDs, help to reduce the need for resource-intensive deskside visits.

 

Managing data security is critical for businesses and a challenge for IT leaders. Data breaches, often a result of lost or stolen PCs, can cost a business nearly $50,000 in lost productivity, replacement, data recovery and legal costs.1 To help businesses mitigate the threat of such costly breaches, the Pro 2500 Series SSDs are self-encrypting drives (SED) utilizing hardware-based 256-bit encryption to protect data without a loss of performance. Additionally, the new drives feature the Trusted Computing Group's OPAL 2.0 standard and are Microsoft eDrive capable. These policy-based controls help to prevent data breaches and support crypto erase to repurpose the drive for reuse.

In an environment with Intel vPro Technology, with Intel Setup and Configuration Software and security software, the Pro 2500 Series drives can be managed remotely allowing IT to monitor and report drive health as well as track assets and remedy faults. This remote manageability enforces IT policies to help prevent mishaps and simultaneously provides a great user experience. Embedded and Internet of Things applications can also take advantage of the remote manageability features to help limit the number of IT professionals needed to oversee devices. To assist in protecting user data and lower the TCO, applications such as ATMs and remote digital signage can be updated, monitored and managed remotely.

The SSD Professional Family is part of the Intel Stable Image Platform Program, including a 15-month availability of the components and drivers for compatibility and stability across a qualified IT image. This helps minimize IT qualification and deployment times. It also features five power modes helping to balance performance and power to enable a longer battery life and provide a better mobile experience.

The SSD Pro 2500 Series will be available in both 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors and in capacities ranging from 120GB to 480GB. It is backed by a 5-year limited warranty and features an annualized failure rate (AFR) below 1%. The AFRs of other SSDs and HDDs can reach as high as 5% or more in mobile environments.

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