Crypto

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Witness
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Crypto

Post by Witness »

Does anybody here encrypt one/some/all of his drives? Or folders?
Anaxagoras
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Re: Crypto

Post by Anaxagoras »

Not me.



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Pyrrho
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Re: Crypto

Post by Pyrrho »

Anax, you're supposed to give the customer a Survey Monkey link.

Anyway, my work laptops are encrypted. My own system is not.
ed
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Re: Crypto

Post by ed »

I encrypt some selected files using Veracrypt.
Witness
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Re: Crypto

Post by Witness »

Thanks for your answers, even the tongue in cheek ones.

I never cared about encryption till recently: one of my external HDs (Seagate 3TB) died suddenly but was still under warranty. So give it back with personal stuff on it?

Inquiry at Seagate was fun, very detailed suggestions (swap cables, &c., the usual) but they couldn't really understand I wasn't interested in getting my data back.

But the shop where I bought it is part of a chain and the main office assured me my drive would be destroyed on reception. Good enough for me, I'm not NSA-worthy.

In the meantime I bought an external 1TB SSD… and it came with a disk encryption software. So the two things connected: drives should be encrypted, at least as long as they are under warranty. Or at least some folders. (Just files won't work for me.)

Problems (that's why I asked):
  • is there a noticeable performance hit?
  • Internet reviews of disk encryption software are lousy.
:mrgreen:
Pyrrho
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Re: Crypto

Post by Pyrrho »

On the work laptops, no noticeable performance hit...then again I don't have an equivalent non-encrypted system running the same software for comparison, so it's possible that some of the Adobe software lag could be caused by encryption of the cache files. Since I don't know any different I am used to whatever it does.