Encrypted Drives - Does anyone have benchmarks for these?

DMO

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Do any of you have experience with encrypted drives, and performance measurement of same? Specifically, 6TB level spinning disks, I think at 7200RPM levels, for use in mid-sized storage systems. I think the target is a 3 shelf FAS-8020 system.

Any drawbacks aside from performance issues?
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petree77

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If you're talking about Self Encrypting Drives (SEDs), we use the 3TB and 4TB NL-SAS drives at work. The performance is no different then the non-sed variants.

If you're talking about software encryption, it really depends upon what method you're using.
 

OBasel

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No difference. Encryption hardware is dedicated and much faster than disks.