Apacer’s storage devices compliant with the TCG Opal standards provide significant advantages over software-based encryption in terms of performance, security, and management. With the implementation of hardware encryption, users can benefit from better performance. There is no burden on the host system and no extra host encryption elements required because all security functions take place within the device itself. In response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has come into force in the European Union, Apacer has stepped in with TCG Opal-compliant SSDs as demand surges for impregnable data security solutions, giving self-encrypting drives (SEDs) a strong foothold in the industrial SSD market. Supporting products include 2.5", M.2, mSATA, and MO-297.