Re: btrfs on LUKS
On 10/31/2012 7:56 PM, Celejar wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:01:40 -0500
> Stan Hoeppner <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Why didn't you purchase a self encrypting SSD? Eliminates all of these
>> issues. Lots of them available today.
> Price? Doing a quick check on Newegg, the cheapest SSDs currently start
> at about $50-$60 (although one can occasionally find one on sale /
> special / after rebate for $20-$30), and searching within those
> results for 'encryption' indicates that the cheapest with that
> capability is about $95.
Your methods are not sufficient. Newegg doesn't provide the necessary
information in it's product database.
SandForce 1000/2000 series controllers do automatic transparent AES-128
or AES-256 encryption depending on controller model, and do so while
achieving much higher performance than all other SSD controllers on the
market. They also support a boot time disk password.
This $45 40GB Mushkin drive has an SF-1200 controller:
This $90 120GB OCZ Agility3 has an SF-2281 controller:
Thus cost isn't really a factor. The $45 is current regular price on
Mushkin, not after rebate, etc. Frankly I'd be surprised that anyone
would be anything but a SandForce based SSD today, given the
price/performance/capacity ratio. The OP's SSD may in fact be a
SandForce model, and he may simply not be aware of it, or the features I