Well in today’s video we are going to talk about AES Encrypted Drives i.e. AES encrypted SATA drives, it maybe SSD or HDD or Harddisk or Solid state fusion drives Or something like that. Anything, any drive that is encrypted With AES encryption Will be explained in today’s video. Without wasting time, in today’s Episode of ‘Simply Explained’, we are going to talk about storage Devices or drives, that are encrypted with AES encryption. Without wasting time, let’s start with the video. The nature of flash makes it more difficult to Encrypt or erase data on SSDs then traditional hardrives. However hardware based disk encryption is changing The game. Making it easier to encrypt and erase SSD securely without any load on the host processor. So previously without hardware based encryption You actually had to do something and some sort of processing power And put a load on the processor, to encrypt the storage And this was because of the software based encryption that we had. But now we have a better solution i.e. Hardware encryption. How secure is AES encryption? Let’s consider a password, This is a plain text password. After AES encryption, your password is scrambled 14 times. That makes it difficult. How difficult is to break This password? It might take millions of years, To break AES encrypted passwords with top 500 super computers. That we have right now. Breaking into AES is Not that simple. There are various methods of breaking passwords And if we consider brute force Which is like the simplest form of breaking into any password. You basically try to use combinations of alphabets. AAAA, AAAB, AAAC, AAAD, etc And so on.. till you get the password. It might take millions of Years to break a password with super computers and not Just super computers, top 500 Supercomputers that we have Right now. So how does AES encryption works and how it is better than traditional encryption That we use? Usually traditionally you might have heard Something like bit locker or some other encryption that is Mostly software based, in terms of SSDs That come with AES encryption and an AES encryption hardware, You get an extra protection because once you set a password even if the hard disk is removed and if someone tries to use it In their computer or in a separate computer, they won’t be able to Recover the data or open the data at all. And yes! There’s a catch! Actually Forensics investigators can break Into your password and access your data but there Is something known as memory dumping, if you create a password In your computer, the password is usually stored in the memory dump i.e. In your RAM and it can be recovered From the memory dump. That is something that you should consider. also Second thing that you should consider is using a combination Of passwords that is secured so You should be using something that contains capital letters and Small letters, numbers/ special symbols or special characters and Things like that. Which is pretty much the basic requirement of any Password that you use. You should also not include your birthdate or something like Your fiancé’s name or something like that into your password. Let’s talk how it is different from the software based encryption. Hardware based encryption is something that is Available on the BIOS of the harddisk or the computer so There is a feature called TPM – Trusted platform module. Which allows you to encrypt and store the password in the BIOS level thus If the harddisk or SSD is removed and placed And plugged into another computer, it Won’t be accessible. If we talk about software based encryption It can be decrypted because it is obviously a Software level thing and in case if your harddisk Does not support hardware based encryption, you can use Programs like Truecrypt, to encrypt your data na d Make it more secure. That was all about AES based encrypting drives That is self encrypting drives. Which are hardware based encryption drives. BTW if you have a website, I would suggest you to embed This video on your website and write an article about it. BTW if you liked the video and learnt something new, I would strongly Suggest you to hit the like button and if you are interested into tech then this the channel that you are looking ofr. You should subscribe to our youtube channel Because we keep on uploading regular videos on YouTube. BTW I am priyank Gada and you are watching simply explained on youtube. All the best.