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encrypting entire harddrive?


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« on: August 14, 2007, 04:19:18 am »

is this possible, if so what can i use?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 05:15:02 am »

Not recommended.
You need at least a couple of gigs for your OS
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 05:41:07 am »

any chance i can push a little more detail out of you :s.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 08:05:23 pm »

Well besides the fact that if you want to run and OS you cant do so with the entire drive encrypted, plus if you encrypt an entire drive, some muppet might end up deciding to format it. (it happened in a bank I worked in)
also its good to have some dummy files as well.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 04:40:45 am »

Should be okay for a data drive then?
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 05:00:52 am »

I still wouldnt do it.
You have to be able to defrag your drive, run error checking, etc.
I would always leave space free.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 10:12:12 pm »

Oh, understood.
Anyway, the best protection is to physically secure your drive.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007, 11:08:55 am »

Secure, encrypt, backup.
3 simple steps.
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