Sandforce / LSI has recently announced an issue in regards to their AES 256-bit encryption on SF-2XXX based drives.

Some who use this similar controller have issued notices and even recalls of these drives. Drives using this controller are shipped with a 128-bit not 256-bit (advertised) because of the type of fuse used on the PCBA.

Please be advised that all Patriot Wildfire and Pyro series drives have the AES feature DISABLED therefore our Wildfire and Pyro Series Drives are not affected by this issue or any recalls.

(The 128-bit AES feature can be enabled through the system bios if desired.)