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Windows 7: How can i do temporary disc encryption ?

31 Aug 2014   #1
JohnCoder

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
How can i do temporary disc encryption ?

I will be having movers haul my stuff across the USA in a couple of months, including my desktop PC (I will be flying to my new destination). All but one of my drives are SSD so small physically. I am wondering about ways to harden my drives temporarily during the move just in case it was stolen or compromised for identity and financial data theft? I will use a strong BIOS password but that can easily be circumvented through a BIOS reset on the motherboard. I plan to back up all my data as well as a system image to an external drive to send to my brother prior to the move. I am thinking I should bring my SSD drives along with my carry-on baggage, although if I could have them secure I might keep them with my PC.

Question: Is there a way to super harden or encrypt my existing drives should the worst happen, viz should my PC be stolen or compromised by movers? And then once I get my PC at my destination and set it up in a house I will rent, could I then disable/remove the encryption (or perhaps leave it active but not if it slows down the drives-- drive speed is very important for my needs).


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31 Aug 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

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31 Aug 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Personally I would put the drives in carry on bagage if it's allowed by security.
You should check with Home Land Security or what ever the airport security is called.

No muss no fuss, plug them back in and get on with your life.
Moving is enough of a hassle as it is without doing a bunch on encrypting and decryption.
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31 Aug 2014   #4
JohnCoder

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Moving is enough of a hassle as it is ....
You have that right. 20 years of accumulating possessions in a house, trying to downsize, then paying out the nose to have movers move me from the midwest to the coast, sigh. Never moved more than a couple of hours to a new destination before, this is very stressful. To add PC security on top of it all is another stress! But having identity theft or my financial accounts drained from a bad buy mover would be horrible.
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31 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If the hard drives and SSD's are with you no mover will have contact with them.

If you need to get rid of stuff just put it on the curb lawn and put up a For Sale sign.
People will take them with out paying and all your junk will be gone in a short time. That way 3 months later you won't get a bill in the mail from the previous city you left for trash removal.
Do not put up a Free sign. It won't work.
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