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Old Jul 23, 2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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Does filevault slow down mac ?

I am thinking to increase security with running up filevault encrption but i am concerned about having lesser performance ?
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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Read this part of the Anand review. There is a slight performance hit.
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Old Jul 23, 2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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I am thinking to increase security with running up filevault encrption but i am concerned about having lesser performance ?
You won't see a change.. we do huge photo processing (files over 240MB one pic, sometime 300 pics at the same time) and tested it on MacPro and Macbook Pros, no difference noticeable
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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Read this part of the Anand review. There is a slight performance hit.
Thanks for this - a great read!
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 12:10 PM   #5
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I just started the encrypting process and it seems like it's going to take a long time. The estimated time of completion is being erratic between 8 and 11 hours.
I'm on an early 2008 MPB. 2.4Ghz, 4gigs of RAM with a 500gig 7200rpm HDD.
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