Intel® Smart Response Technology Intel® Smart Response Technology combines the fast performance of a small solid state drive with the large capacity of a hard disk drive. Hardware Encryption Hardware encryption is data encryption done at the drive level. This is used to ensure that the data stored on the drive is secured from unwanted intrusion. End-to-End Data Protection End-to-End Data Protection ensures integrity of stored data from the computer to the SSD and back. Intel® Rapid Start Technology Intel® Rapid Start Technology allows quick system resumes from the hibernate state.