Full Disk Encryption

I will be redoing the TrueCrypt Benchmarks in the next week on a new PC that is standard spec where I work. It will be Core 2 based with 1GB RAM and SATA drives. I am running TrueCrypt’s FDC on my MacBook Pro under Bootcamp and I haven’t noticed any perceivable performance drop even playing games like COD4 and Company of Heroes.

EDIT: I have started the testing, but things at work just went waaayyyy wrong. These will be out as soon as I can get them done.

4 thoughts on “Full Disk Encryption

  1. Dear TheorizationAlongObliqueSpeculation,
    I was wondering, does TrueCrypt’s Full Disk crypto work properly on bootcamp? Did you have to do any thing special to get the pre-boot authentaction to work? I thought that it would not work due to the way the MBR is setup on a Mac, and the lack of a real BIOS. If you could answer my question I would be very greatfull. Thanks.

  2. Dear TheorizationAlongObliqueSpeculation,
    I was wondering, does TrueCrypt’s Full Disk crypto work properly on bootcamp? Did you have to do any thing special to get the pre-boot authentaction to work? I thought that it would not work due to the way the MBR is setup on a Mac, and the lack of a real BIOS. If you could answer my question I would be very greatfull. Thanks.

  3. Hi Howard,

    I didn’t do anything special, just ran the application, on both my MBP and MB @ work. My understanding is that Bootcamp is emulating the BIOS so that you can install Windows. I do notice that a load of people have tried with no success, luck maybe. I will be reinstalling Windows on my MBP in a few months time as I am going to be installing a 320GB (if I can find one that will fit) so will be doing a complete rebuild of OS’s. I will post when that happens.

  4. Hi Howard,

    I didn’t do anything special, just ran the application, on both my MBP and MB @ work. My understanding is that Bootcamp is emulating the BIOS so that you can install Windows. I do notice that a load of people have tried with no success, luck maybe. I will be reinstalling Windows on my MBP in a few months time as I am going to be installing a 320GB (if I can find one that will fit) so will be doing a complete rebuild of OS’s. I will post when that happens.

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