Hello Everyone, This is a New Thread talking about NVMe Technology. Any questions or advice can be asked here too. The main reason to open this up is to discuss new technologies in the M2 and NVMe with encryption. Encrypting NVMe’s can either leave you vulnerable to exploits in the technology or massive reductions in SSD performance can result from encrypting it. Also many new SSD’s the M2 and NVMe types can come with manufacture hardware encryption however I feel using a Software Encryptin Like LUKS is a safer way to go if your looking to keep out the best in decrypting hardware.
I have a Kingston A2000 its a M2. NVMe which is about 10-35 times faster than anything ive ever owned before. Now on Amazon they were 34$ for a 256GB drive which I figured was an Amazing price.
My issue is the Encryption, it can do weird things to performance, and if used unencrypted none of the weird things happen.
Now weird things = Using 16GB of ram up all a sudden because that drive is so blazing fast with a browser with 100+ tabs opened then ripping a UBS key with a new OS of Parrot and syncing my Dropbox will just lock the system up for minutes or just crash it outright.
Also it slows the drive down quite a bit and this is dependent on your Processor type also I have a really nice I3, but its only an I3… having a I5 would be better I think for pentesting and Im just curious of anyones thoughts about what algorythm to use and what has worked for you or not worked so we can edjucate more of are community about this technology. My 256Gb Kingston was only $34.00 so thats crazy cheep and I would expect them to get cheeper to where they are the mainstream storage solutions in desktop/laptop PC’s