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Windows 7: drive encryption

25 Apr 2015   #1
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 
drive encryption

Long story short lm looking into usb drive encryption (specifically for a usb thumb drive, l cant use bitlocker as lm in Win7 Pro 64bit), something that will either encrypt the whole drive or part of it as l dont know how much space l will need. basically l dont want to accidentally loose it and it end up being picked up by someone with sticky fingers.

lm hoping the softeware doesnt slow the drive down like the lexar jump drives lve had in the past which have long since failed.


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25 Apr 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea the constant encryption and decrypting can wear out gear
Kind of the price you pay for security,

The other toll is loosing the software on the original windows install or it becomes corrupt thus loosing data
I wouldn't encrypt a drive where an os exists anyway but the same as above plus loosing the drive as well
Which I would ask would it also encrypt the mobo bios thus trashing it as well

Kind of pick you poison
I'd just find it most simplistic to buying a safe and bolting it down somewhere put everything in it
Cheers.
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25 Apr 2015   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here's what I use for USB encryption. Can plug encrypted USB into any machine and still use it.


Tutorial - SafeHouse Explorer - Create Password Protected USB
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25 Apr 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I would still look at TrueCrypt (or at the very least one of its recent forks). It's very capable of either full-disk encryption or partial encryption though containers and those can be put on the USB disk. Being not tied with one specific Windows install is a big advantage too.

About the speed, encryption is mostly tied to the CPU speed, by itself it doesn't adds up significantly more IO than with a plain disk. It will always be slower as there is an additional process required, but that's almost all CPU cycles, so typically it's not very noticeable.
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25 Apr 2015   #5
timeless

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

wheres the best place to get the recent versions of truecrypt? as l plan to look into a few different softwares to see which is best for what l plan to use it for.
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