Product Type

Encryptor AES256



In-line SATA hard drive encryption


AES 256-bit encryption adapter accessory; works with v5/v5.5 Docks or Ditto products to encrypt attached drives


Product name Encryptor, AES256
Host (I/O) Ports (1) eSATA: up to 1.5 Gbps
Drive Types Supported SATA 2.5″ drives

SATA 3.5″ drives

SATA SSD (solid state drives)

SATA Speed 1.5G
Number of LEDs 2
Description of LEDs Encryption key valid/invalid
Encryption Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit
FIPS Certified Hardware based encryption design validated to FIPS 140-2 (certification number 1471).
AES Encryption Key AES Encryption Key is stored apart from unit so data is protected if unit is lost or stolen.
Due to federal guidelines for selling encrypted products, we are restricting direct sales to our approved distribution channel partners. Contact us for information on where you can buy our 128 or 256-bit encrypted products.
Whole Disk Protection Encrypts entire HDD – including boot sector, file allocation table, OS, temp and swap files.
High-Speed hardware processor Encrypts/decrypts at full disk bandwidth operation (No performance degradation).
Encryption Engine Performs Self-test to check for problems.
Key Management Most units include three identical pre-coded AES Encryption Key.

AES Key Programmer, a hand-held key programmer, is sold separately.

Additional blank and pre-coded AES Encryption Keys are available, sold separately.

Additional AES Encryption Key lanyards are available, sold separately.

Construction material(s) ABS
Dimensions 2.76″ x 1.97″ x 0.39″ (70mm x 50mm x 10mm)
Weight 0.10 lbs. (0.05 kg)
Compliancy FCC, CE, RoHS
Warranty CRU provides a 2-year limited warranty for this product.
Technical Support Your investment in CRU products is backed up by our free technical support for the lifetime of the product. If you need to contact us for any reason, visit or call us at 1-800-260-9800 or +1-360-816-1800.

About Encryptor, AES256


In-line SATA encryption
Data is encrypted in real time, in hardware, completely independent of the operating system. A physical key (dongle) is used to encrypt, decrypt, and grant access. Only those with the correct key may access the contents of a drive encrypted with Encryptor.

Benefits of our key-based hardware approach to encryption:


  • Independent from the OS
  • Hardware encrypted in real time
  • No passwords to be guessed
  • 100% of the drive is encrypted (including information such as file allocation tables)
  • More secure and faster than software methods
  • AES 256 is recognized by the government. It’s so strong that there are restrictions to what countries we can send this to.


Government Strength 256-bit Encryption
Our 256-bit hardware encryption is FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) (certification number 1471).

This means that NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) has given it a thumbs up, verifying it as strong enough for government use.
Use Encryptor as a Companion to UltraDock
UltraDock is the professional choice for quickly connecting bare drives to a host computer. Lab technicians and field agents in both IT and police agencies use UltraDock every day around the world. Encryptor adds government strength 256-bit encryption to UltraDock.


  • Connects directly to bare drives
  • AES 256-bit encryption compatible with other CRU encrypted products
  • Physical key provides security
  • Excellent companion to Ditto or UltraDock v5