How May Here Use FileVault?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andym172, Jun 12, 2006.

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Do you use FileVault?

  1. Yes, I do.

    14.3%
  2. No, I don't.

    78.6%
  3. I don't, but I would like to...

    7.1%
  1. andym172 macrumors 6502

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    Oct 24, 2003
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    My personal computer is to be moved into my office (a public place) for a short while and so I'm considering using FileVault.

    I used it briefly when Panther was first released, but it made my Powerbook too slow. I'm now using a dual 2.5 G5 and was hoping I wouldn't notice it too much.

    So, a relatively easy question:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Too many stories of lost data for me to trust it yet. I don't think it's ready for public use. :(
     
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    round the corner
    #3
    I have used it on a few occasions and its been fine, so long as you don't forget your password :D

    For me however I find that it is a bit overkill so I don't use it nowadays
     
  4. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

    UKnjb

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    May 23, 2005
    Location:
    London, UK
    #4
    Got to agree with MJ. I use alternatives (password-protected .dmg files) of sensitive stuff. Plus the layers of security on access to my machines.
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Mar 30, 2004
    #5
    I think it's mostly hindered by HDD speed.
     
  6. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Jun 20, 2004
    #6
    Nope, i don't use it. I tried it, but for me its just a waste of speed/space. :rolleyes:
     

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