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Windows 7: What to encrypt my backup external HDD with?

12 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
What to encrypt my backup external HDD with?

I have a WD Passport for a backup of my entire system.

I remove this HDD & put it away for safe keeping once the backup has been updated.

But now I want to encrypt this incase it falls into the wrong hands.

I would like 128 bit encryption & prefer to be able to just enter a password in & it unlocks the entire HDD when I plug it into any computer to access all files like a normal HDD.

What's the best program for this?

Thanks.

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12 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate, check Bitlocker out:

Secure your USB drives with BitLocker To Go for Windows 7 | TechRepublic
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12 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ahh I only have 7 Pro...
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12 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Truecrypt does a pretty decent job.
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12 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by allend66 View Post
Truecrypt does a pretty decent job.
Ok, is that really the only option if I dont have 7 Ultimate?
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14 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Just checking other options before I run Truecrypt?
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14 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TrueCrypt is what I use and highly recommend.
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