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Encrypting the hard disk

By pmccourt ·
We currently have BeCrypt as the hard disc encryption/access authentication method on all laptops. Running XP and 2000

However I'm a bit unimpressed with speed, we spend a lot of money on quite expensive pieces of hardware and then this prog dogs it down.

Have people found any interesting hardware(like a USB key or whatever) or extra memory help? or are some products just better than others?
Thanks in advance.

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by erikdr In reply to Encrypting the hard disk


We tried both MS-Standard EFS and SafeBoot. And while Safeboot is slowing it down more it offers a lot higher encryption. Don't know BeCrypt and have not seen comparisons, but I guess it's fair to say that bit-by-bit encryption can cost a lot of CPU power.
But it's worth it it many cases, as a news item today of a stolen (UNencrypted) laptop of the Israeli secret service has proven again...


<Erik> - The Netherlands

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