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External hard drive encryption

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by frosty03, 10 Sep 2009.

  1. frosty03

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,778

    Location: England

    What do you guys recommend for an external USB HD encryption?

    I know truecrypt exists, but does it totally mess up the performance?

    Anybody recommend other alternatives?
  2. Skidilliplop

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Oct 2008

    Posts: 1,890

    Location: South London

    There are lots, but most cost money. I personally use truecrypt and it's never too slow for me. It's probably the best all rounder in terms of freeware.
  3. The Mad Rapper


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,480

    There are no performance issues as far as TC is concerned. I use it all the time and tansfer TBs worth of data to TC encrypted drives without issue.

    If there is a perfomance hit then it's measured in milliseconds because I have noticed no difference.
  4. theheyes


    Joined: 17 Jan 2007

    Posts: 8,945

    Location: Manchester

    If you have a fairly modern CPU (nothing special) then the performance hit is pretty much nothing. It obviously is there but I challenge anyone to notice it.