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Windows 7: Bitlocker is slow

27 Oct 2009   #11

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldspook View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Are you actually encrypting an entire 1 TB drive? Bitlocker encrypts every single bit...1 TB has A LOT of bits... (I'm not using technical correct language, BTW!) It is not called full disk encryption for nothing.

Encryption in general have never been all that fast...
Window7 Ultimate bitlocker only does whole drives. The whole drive is being encrypted. It has been going for 4 hours now and is 20% finished, at this rate it will be done at noon tomorrow.

I am afraid to stop it until it finishes, I might loose the data on the drive.

you can pause it and restart it without causing data loss

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