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airboot
Feb 6, 2008, 06:51 PM
Is using FileVault with a SSD not a good idea?

When a file is encrypted with AES CBC and you change 1 byte in the middle of the file, every byte after that byte will change because the IV changes.

Does anyone know how exactly FileVault works? Will using FileVault cause a massive amount of writes to the SSD?