Self-encrypting drives

Self-encrypting drives store data on a cluster that is specially designed for data-at-rest encryption.

Data-at-rest encryption on self-encrypting drives occurs when data that is stored on a device is encrypted to prevent unauthorized data access. All data that is written to the storage device is encrypted when it is stored, and all data that is read from the storage device is decrypted when it is read. The stored data is encrypted with a 256-bit data AES encryption key and decrypted in the same manner. OneFS controls data access by combining the drive authentication key with on-disk data-encryption keys.

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All nodes in a cluster must be of the self-encrypting drive type. Mixed nodes are not supported.