Ciphertex encrypted hard drives are the cornerstone of any computer forensic investigation or data security strategy. Portable data storage must be protected from cyber stalking, theft, and loss. Implementing advanced AES 256-bit encryption in hardware for the fastest performance possible, Ciphertex portable hard drives can be purchased in capacity from 500GB to 2TB or in an encrypted SSD (Solid State Drive) from 80GB to 160GB. Securing data and forensic evidence collection are made easy by high performance, interoperability with any Operating system and application, and easy connectivity via USB 2.0 and eSATA. Each system comes complete with two USB encryption keys. This unique technology requires the key to be inserted at boot-up in order for the data to be accessed eliminating the need to remember security passwords or the security breach of writing them down. Should the drive be lost or stolen it is impossible to access the data on the drive without the key or recreate the key from any source.