February 25, 2021

Apacer Launches Value-Added PATA SSDs for Enhanced Data Security

Apacer launched the value-added PATA SSDs with Data Security benefit. These products ome in two specifications – 2.5-inch, 44 pin AFD 257 and 1.8-inch 40 pin AFD 187. Both models come with three built-in data security functions – Full Erase, Destroy, and Write Protect to provide advanced and upgraded data security advantages.


Apacer Data security technology provides three protection options catering to different needs. “Full Erase” technology ensures effective and complete erasure of data stored in the User Block and Free Block to achieve thorough deletion of confidential information and prevent intentional data theft. “Destroy” technology is an advanced cleaning technology that clears data from not only the storage blocks but also the system blocks.

The purpose is to completely destroy the drive, so that the information in the drive will not be retrieved and reused. This technology meets the requirement for national defense-class surveillance facilities, which requires fast and complete destruction of confidential data. In addition to the complete erasure technologies, Apacer has also developed the exclusive “Virtual Write” technology to effectively protect the data stored in the drive.

“To make the data security functions easy to trigger for customers, AFD 257 can be customized to suit different needs through combinations of software and hardware options,” said Jeff Lin, the embedded application product division director of Apacer. For the hardware-driven option, a wafer connector is designed at the bottom of AFD 257, which enables direct activation of the unit through simple plug-and-play of the male wafer header. However, this option is not available for some closed systems. Therefore, we have designed another option for the closed systems. Closed systems can be driven through external cables; all you need are a few customized buttons on the control panel to achieve direct connection to AFD 257 and simple upgrade of your system.