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Default Password Protecting a MINI 9 to protect Data if lost. - 05-20-2009, 04:21 AM

Wanting to be prepared for a worst case scenario of loosing my Dell MINI 9 I wondered what's the best way to password protect it. I've got a password on OS X and I've used FileVault. I don't know much about BIOS and wondered what would happen if I enabled the password there. Thanks.

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Default 05-20-2009, 05:34 AM

That's actually an interesting question. I am a familiar user of Truecrypt and have it installed on my Mini and all my computers.

So far, I never had the guts to encrypt my system partition and I prefer using file vaults or non-system partitions to protect my data.

I am interested in some feedback if someone has installed OSX on the mini, using DellEFI method and afterwards has used Truecrypt for system drive encryption:
- How exactly did you do it?
- Does it work flawlessly (no battery drain, no excessive threads on CPU)?
- If problems were encountered, could you describe them?

Thanks very much !


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